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Is Junker Queen coming to Overwatch 2?

Published: 5/Nov/2019 1:21 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 2:03

by Bill Cooney

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After the big Overwatch 2 announcement from BlizzCon 2019, some players are wondering if or how the Junker Queen will fit into the new content.

The Junker Queen is definitely a fan-favorite character, but she never actually makes a direct appearance in the game or its cinematics.

She is referenced in Wrecking Ball’s origin story and one of his sprays, as well as being the voice that welcomes you to Junkertown just after the first payload point.

Despite existing almost entirely in the game’s background, there are a lot of Junker Queen stans out there who would like to see her join the cast of heroes.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Queen also shows up on various posters in Overwatch.
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So, is Junker Queen coming to Overwatch 2?

Jeff Kaplan and the Overwatch team did assure fans that there were a lot of new heroes coming to the game in the future, they didn’t go as far as to mention Junker Queen specifically.

But, Kaplan did say that PvE story and hero missions in Overwatch 2 would include backstory and lore on heroes.

Again, no direct mention of the Junker Queen, but if Wrecking Ball gets his own mission, it’s not that hard to envision her popping up there.

She could also be involved in a possible Junkrat/Roadhog storyline, but again, this is all just speculation at this point.

Even though the status of Junker Queen remains in limbo, BlizzCon did fill us in on some other upcoming new Overwatch heroes.

Blizzard EntertainmentSojourn was confirmed as an upcoming hero during BlizzCon 2019.

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan confirmed that Sojourn would be a new hero coming to the game, but didn’t say anything on when it would happen.

Sojourn seems to be a DPS hero based on the Overwatch 2 gameplay trailer, with a weapon that seems to be a mix of Soldier 76’s and Zarya’s weapons from the limited shots we see of her.

Echo also appeared in the Overwatch 2 cinematic, and in the gameplay trailer, but Kaplan didn’t mention the blue and white robot during his time on stage.

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Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
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D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.