Is Junker Queen coming to Overwatch 2? Abilities, lore, BlizzConline leaks

Published: 23/Feb/2021 4:20 Updated: 23/Feb/2021 4:23

by Lauren Bergin


Despite Overwatch 2 being delayed until 2022, fans are still desperate for any glimpses of new characters. One of these is the Junker Queen, who is speculated to be making an appearance in Blizzard’s FPS’ sequel. 

If there’s one thing that Overwatch fans want to see it’s new characters. After Echo was confirmed as the last hero that will be joining the merry band of misfits in the original title, fans were excited to finally get their hands on some new characters in Overwatch 2.

With the game being delayed, however, and characters such as Sojourn seeming pretty far away, fans have pushed Blizzard to introduce one fan-favorite character into the fray.

This is the Junket Queen, whose likeness appears in posters on the Junkertown map and in Wrecking Ball’s origin story. Here’s everything we know about the rebel possibly making an appearance in Overwatch 2.

Who is Junker Queen?

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Junker Queen has only been seen in posters.

Many fans may be unfamiliar with the infamous Aussie rebel, but it’s safe to say that she’s an integral part of the Overwatch story.

Junker Queen was anointed regent of the Junkers due to her insane combat prowess using mech technology. Briefly acquainted with Junkrat and Roadhog, whose terrorist-style stunts included robbing her and blowing up her summer shack, the Queen exiled them from Junkertown and the reason they’re causing so much havoc all around the globe.

One failed association attempt later and the royal rebel is in prime position to become Overwatch 2’s newest character.

Overwatch 2: Junker Queen Rumors

At Blizzcon 2019, Jeff Kaplan and the Overwatch team assured 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.

However, Kaplan did say that PvE story and hero missions in Overwatch 2 would include backstory and lore on heroes. This would be the perfect way to introduce the Aussie monarch to the game, as she fits perfectly into Roadhog, Junkrat and even Wrecking Ball’s stories.

However, a February 15 tweet from Overwatch insider Naeri has hinted that creating a fully-fledged version of the Junker Queen may be high on the Overwatch devs lists. Writing that “Jeff Kaplan has big plans for the Junker Queen,” they tease that “maybe she’ll be making full-fledged appearances in Overwatch 2.”

Attached to the tweet are a host of concept art designs by artist C H A M A C H I N E who beautifully brings the character to life.

Junker Queen spotted in BlizzCon 2021 footage?

After a year of radio silence from the devs, an Overwatch 2 deep dive during BlizzCon 2021 might have teased Junker Queen in-game.

In the background of a clip showcasing new AI enemies, fans noticed something rather intriguing. While it wasn’t a full character model, a set of arms and part of a weapon could be made out. These details are something completely new to Overwatch.

Junkertown Queen might be confirmed for Overwatch 2 , this was definitely left in the behind the scenes look in purpose… from Overwatch

The left arm on display is completely covered while the right arm is a little more exposed. Moreover, an axe can be spotted just underneath. We’ve barely had a glimpse at Junker Queen’s design but the community firmly believes these textures hint at the upcoming hero.

Junker Queen: Abilities

While little is known about the iconic villain at this point, Naeri’s tweet notes that she’s either going to be a DPS or a tank.

Considering her backstory, this makes a lot of sense. Her gladiator-style would breathe new life into both the DPS and Tank pools, especially if her abilities were inspired by a more traditional, brawler combat style.

While the character hasn’t been confirmed just yet, we’ll keep an eye on any developments down under and ensure to update this page. Check back here for any new news on the Queen herself, as well as our Overwatch hub for more news.


Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos FIFA 21 Flashback SBC: How to complete

Published: 23/Feb/2021 19:01

by Bill Cooney


A new Flashback SBC is now live in FIFA 21, with Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos getting a boosted card. Here’s what you need to know. 

Flashbacks are always a fun addition to Ultimate Team, as they let you grab powerful throwback cards for players that take them back to a special moment or a prime time during their career.

This latest standalone SBC celebrates Kroos’s prolific 2017-2018 LaLiga season playing for Real Madrid with a very nice 93 OVR card that could definitely beef up your midfield lineup.

Toni Kroos in FIFA 21
EA Sports
Kroos (center) is one of the best midfielders in FIFA 21 already, and this card just makes him better.

Toni Kroos Flashback SBC requirements & price

There are three total squads all with their own sets of requirements to knock out in order to complete this SBC, and on top of unlocking Kroos’s powered-up card at the end, you’ll also get a pack reward for each set of challenges.

To grab the German midfielder for yourself you’ll need to build one Bundesliga-themed squad, one La Liga-themed one, and finally, a Top Form challenge to wrap it all up.

The catch is that all three require fairly high ratings: 83 for Bundesliga, 84 for LaLiga, and 85 for Top Form, which just might be where the high price tag is coming from.


  • Number of players from Bundesliga: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 83
  • Team Chemistry: Min 80
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Mixed Players Pack

La Liga

  • Number of players from LaLiga Santander: Min 1
  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 84
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Prime Electrum Players Pack

Top Form

  • IF Players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 70
  • Number of players in the Squad: 11
  • Reward: 1 Premium Gold Players Pack

Toni Kroos Flashback SBC cost & cheap solutions

Altogether, this SBC should run you around 332,000 to 370,000 FUT Coins to get it all done. Be sure to check back soon as we’ll be posting the cheapest solutions, that don’t require any loyalty or position change cards, right here as they become available.

If you want to make Kroos’s powerful new card your own, you have three weeks (21 days) until March 16 to get everything all wrapped up.

Additionally, if you do pick him up, be sure to let us know how the veteran midfielder gets on in-game by tweeting us over on Twitter – UltimateTeamUK.