Will Junker Queen Be The New Overwatch 2 Hero? Latest Leaks Revealed
Could the Junker Queen join the battle?
Could Junker Queen be coming to Overwatch 2? Although fans were disappointed with the news of Overwatch 2 still being at least a year away, this gives us even more time to speculate on rumours surrounding Blizzard’s big sequel. If you haven’t already, check out the new hero designs for Pharah, McCree, Reaper, and Widowmaker coming in Overwatch 2.
Who Is Junker Queen?
Although the Junker Queen hasn’t made her physical debut in Overwatch yet, she’s an important part of the story that all fans should know about. She is the Australian leader of the Junkers, hence the name Junker Queen. The Queen is equipped with mech technology that enables her to have a high-level combat prowess, meaning she is a force to be reckoned with.
The Junker Queen was also an acquaintance of Junkrat and Roadhog, with who fans are likely to be familiar. Unfortunately, this alliance ended poorly, after the two blew up the Queen’s shack. This resulted in Junkrat and Roadhog being exiled from the Junkers.
Currently, the Junker Queen has only been spotted in posters. With the newest leaks, could we finally be about to see the Queen as a new playable hero?
Is Junker Queen Coming To Overwatch 2?
According to Twitter leaker and Overwatch insider Naeri, Jeff Kaplan reportedly has “big plans” for the Junker Queen. You can check out the tweet below, which includes some beautiful concept art!
Overwatch Junker Queen Hero "The Queen" 👑
Maybe she'll be making full-fledged appearances in Overwatch 2.
Jeff Kaplan has big plans for the Junker Queen, and she said she will be a Tank or DPS hero!
— Naeri X 나에리 (@OverwatchNaeri) February 15, 2021
Another suggestion comes from fans on Reddit, who believe they may have spotted an unfinished design of The Junker Queen in a clip from BlizzCon 2021. Unfortunately, it’s not much to go off as only a right arm is exposed in the clip. Even with just a single arm on display, fans are adamant that the design matches the poster of The Junker Queen. Check the post out for yourself and let us know in the comments if you think The Junker Queen will be coming to Overwatch 2.
When Will Overwatch 2 Release?
As of writing, there’s not a set in stone release date for Overwatch 2. There were reports that the game was delayed until 2022, but the game never actually had a release date in the first place. Fans were disappointed to discover the hotly anticipated sequel wouldn’t be coming this year, but it is currently set to release sometime in 2022.