Blizzard Gives Junkrat Love With New Overwatch Short and Map Teaser

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the new short and map for Overwatch.

on August 21, 2017 1:38 PM

Fan-favorite Overwatch maniac Junkrat takes center stage in the latest video short from Blizzard — as well as a tease for a brand new map.

The new short Junkertown: The Plan features Australian criminals Junkrat and Roadhog. The three-minute video introduces the titular city, Junkertown, which is an area that was destroyed as a result of an omnium factory explosion. Resulting in the Australian outback being turned into a wasteland. Those that survived the explosion now reside in the town.

However, Junkrat and Roadhog have been banished from the city after betraying the queen; the pair decides to create a plan to get back in; a payload planted with explosives. Once it gets close enough to the queen of Junkertown, the payload would self-destruct. Unfortunately, the pair blows their cover, and the animated clip ends with the payload exploding on the two.

Additionally, the developer simultaneously announced a new escort map located in the town. This one-minute reveal shows off various locations around the town. Currently, the developer has yet to announce when it will be available. Hopefully, it will be released before the end of the year.

You can check out the new videos below. Overwatch is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


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