Heatwave is the team leader of Rescue Force Sigma-17 appointed by Optimus Prime to learn and understand humans as well as serve and protect them in Griffin Rock.
- Heatwave is voiced by Steve Blum who voices Starscream.
- Heatwave is the first Autobot ever to have the word "wave" in his name in contrast to everyone else (i.e. Soundwave and Shockwave) being Decepticons.
- Before Smokescreen was announcned Heatwave was suspected of being the new recruit in Team Prime.