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Overwatch 2 Wrecking Ball Hero Guide – Skills, Role & Skin Comparison


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In Overwatch 2, players can take control of Wrecking Ball, a hero taking on the role of a tank. Get to know Wrecking Ball’s skills, role in the game, Overwatch 1 and Overwatch 2 skin comparison, and more using this guide.

Get to know more about the heroes and characters in Overwatch 2 using this list.

Overwatch 2 Wrecking Ball Hero Guide – Details

Overwatch 2 Wrecking Ball Cover

Wrecking Ball is piloted by an intelligent, genetically engineered hamster named Hammond, who explores the world, searching for adventure.

A very mobile tank, Wrecking Ball makes use of his maneuverability to zoom around the map and disrupt enemies. Though his attacks are somewhat weaker in comparison to other tanks, Wrecking Ball makes up for it with its innate speed and knockback ability.

Origin Story

This hamster’s genetic therapy on the Horizon Lunar Colony resulted in his greatly increased size and intellect. Hammond taught himself engineering and mechanics, and escaped to earth, landing amidst the Junkers of the Australian Outback. There, he modified his escape pod into a battle mech called Wrecking Ball and became a champion gladiator and the bodyguard of the notorious Junker Queen.

Overwatch 2 Wrecking Ball Hero Skills

Wrecking Ball Weapons

QuadcannonsQuad Cannons Automatic assault weapons.

Wrecking Ball Ultimate

MinefieldMinefield Deploy a massive field of proximity mines.

Wrecking Ball Abilities

Grappling ClawGrappling Claw Launch a grappling claw to rapidly swing around the area. Enables high speed collissions to damage and knockback enemies.
RollRoll Transform into a ball and increase maximum movement speed.
PiledriverPiledriver Slam into the ground below to damage and launch enemies upward.
Adaptive ShieldAdaptive Shield Create temporary personal extra health. Amount increases with more enemies nearby.

Wrecking Ball Passive

Role TankRole: Tank Reduces knockbacks received. Less ultimate generated by healing and damage received.

Overwatch 2 Wrecking Ball Hero Overwatch 1 & 2 Skins

Tips On How To Use Wrecking Ball In Overwatch 2

Relies On Map Knowledge

Wrecking Ball Rolling

Wrecking Ball’s potential greatly increases the more you are familiar with the map. As mobility is his greatest strength, knowing where you can hide to regenerate and where you can pop up is a huge advantage. Also, knowing where health packs are located can save you a great deal as you charge across the map.

Go In & Out

To maximize Wrecking Ball, make good use of timings and be on the look out for opportunities. Your objective is to get into the fray, activate your shield, and try to wreck the enemy’s formation as much as you can. With you being the target of most attacks, your team can hem in and dispatch the confused members of the enemy team. After soaking enough damage, use your mobility and retreat to heal up so you can get back quickly into the fight. Rinse and repeat.

Create Bottlenecks With Minefield

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Make Minefields

The Minefield is an extremely useful ultimate move as it more or less blocks a patch of land. Use it when defending or to create for bottlenecks for your team to maneuver and punish the opposing force.

Other Overwatch 2 Tanks

Visit the official Overwatch 2 page for more info.

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