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There was a lot of speculation around Overwatch's new hero. A lot of fans thought it might be Hammond, the longtime rival of the existing ape hero Winston, the same character mentioned in a few morsels of lore. Reasoning was that the game was in for another playable simian, albeit possibly with a dash of evil genius. After a week of teasing, Blizzard went and did this. 

Folks, it's a hamster in a giant rolling death machine straight out of The Phantom Menace. It's not what anyone was expecting (okay, like one person, we'll get to them), but so far the response from the community is positive overall. With the world the way it is today, something about a rodent cruising around in a massive killorb just seems right. We've collected some of the best fan reactions below.

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11. This Reddit user literally figured out Hammond's identity a day before his reveal

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