A new trailer for Overwatch 2 debuted on Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase and it brought big news: Junker Queen will officially be a playable hero.
For those who don’t know, Junker Queen is the leader of the Junkers (like Junkrat) and we’ve heard her voice before on the Junkertown map. Overwatch fans have been clamoring for Junker Queen to become a playable hero in Overwatch for a while, with former creative director Jeff Kaplan confirming that the developer had “big plans” for the character.
Now, thanks to the new trailer, we’ve seen for the first time what to expect from the Queen of Junkertown in Overwatch 2.
Wielding a massive axe, rail cannon and some cool cyber skills, the free-to-play trailer showed the high-mobility tank hero Junker Queen in action. This trailer was followed by an official reveal and showed “The Wastelander” looking as badass as we’d hoped she would as she prepared to take on the Junker King. Check out the free trailer below:
In addition to the news that Junker Queen is a new playable hero, the trailer also confirmed that Overwatch 2’s PvP will be free for everyone, with regular content updates planned, including heroes, maps, modes, and more.
The new era of Blizzard’s team-based shooter enters early access on October 4, 2022 and will be available on PC, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
According to Blizzard, at launch, players will also have access to maps of New Queen Street, Toronto, and Midtown Manhattan, as well as access to the game’s new Push mode, where teams aim to control and advance a robot centrally located in enemy territory. .
“We can’t wait to launch the start of the Overwatch 2 experience on October 4 and introduce an exciting new competitive take, featuring a reimagining of the iconic heroes, maps and gameplay that made the original game so compelling,” Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment, in a press release. “This is the beginning of an ever-active and ever-evolving era for the franchise, and a new commitment to serving players with frequent and substantial updates planned for the future to keep Overwatch 2 fresh and fun for years to come.”
Blizzard said it will share more details about Junker Queen, Overwatch 2’s live service model and seasonal content plan, and the next phase of the game’s closed beta test during an Overwatch 2 Reveal Event live stream on June 16. at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 6 pm BST (or June 17 at 3 am AEST) This broadcast will be available to watch on Youtube (opens in new tab) and Muscular contraction (opens in new tab).