Blizzard is giving Junkrat some in-game love with his very own map, Junkertown. The Mad Max style wasteland town seems to explain why Junkrat is like he is… Unique.
Junkertown is an Escort map located in the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback. Constructed from the remains of a destroyed omnium, it’s now the home to a band of lawless scavengers known as the Junkers, led by their cutthroat Queen. When they aren’t pillaging the omnium’s skeleton for anything of value, the Junkers blow off steam in the Scrapyard—a massive gladiatorial arena whose combatants fight for glory, riches…and to survive.
Also, Blizzard showed us some behind the Junkrat thinking of adventures with “The Plan” where he teams up with Roadhog to try and get back into Junkertown. The animated short seems to contain a few pop culture references, hows that for a slice of fried gold?
Nestled in the remains of the Australian omnium, Junkertown was once “home sweet home” to everyone’s favorite criminal masterminds, Junkrat and Roadhog. Since being exiled by the Queen of Junkertown, this dangerous duo has burned, bombed, robbed, and killed their way across the world in search of one thing: TREASURE!
Now, these infamous Junkers have returned Down Under to bribe their way back into the Queen’s good graces. Will their plan work or will it all come up…explode-y?
Overwatch is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is no word on when Junkertown will make its way into the game.