Two videos have been rolled out for Junkertown, with one being an animated short that tells a comical story featuring Junkrat and Roadhog, while the other serves as a preview of what to expect from the new escort map.
The Plan Featuring Junkrat And Roadhog
The latest Overwatch animated short, The Plan, features a hilarious idea by Junkrat and Roadhog after they were kicked out of Junkertown.
Junkertown is the home of the deadly group known as Junkers, who were displaced into Australia's irradiated outback after the country's omnium supply was destroyed by nuclear weapons used against Omnic robots. Junkrat and Roadhog are Junkers, or at least they used to be until they were kicked out due to several crimes that they did to get on the Queen's nerves.
Junkrat and Roadhog hatch a plan for revenge but horribly fail. The three-minute video is definitely worth watching, as not only does it reveal why Junkrat and Roadhog are running around the world, but it also helps flesh out the Overwatch lore created by the game's development team.
New 'Overwatch' Map: Junkertown
The second video provides a better glimpse at the next Overwatch map, which is an escort map that will require attacking players to push a payload to set destinations while defending players try to prevent that from happening. Various scenes from the map are featured, showing what appears to be a desolated wasteland that evokes images of Mad Max.
The Queen, mentioned by Junkrat and Roadhog in The Plan, is the narrator for the video, as she knocks some sense into Junkers and calls for a new world. She also introduces the Scrapyard, a massive arena where combatants fight to gain glory and riches, and to survive.
At the end of the video, a makeshift throne that presumably belongs to the Queen can be seen. On the official Overwatch sub-Reddit, players claim that the throne resembles the chair where Sombra was seen getting upgrades in her origin story video. There is now a theory that the Queen is actually Sombra herself, which sounds just as cool as it is crazy.
Junkertown is available to try out for attendees at Gamescom 2017, which means that the map should be coming to the game soon. Blizzard, however, has not yet revealed a launch date for the new Overwatch map.