Junker Queen revealed as new Overwatch 2 tank hero: Abilities, lore, more

Junker Queen joins the Overwatch 2 roster in time for the game’s grand launch. Players have been longing for its release for years, and the tank hero is one of many Blizzard has mustered for the hero shooter sequel: Here’s what we know so far.

The Junker Queen is one of the most popular characters in the Overwatch universe, even though she technically hasn’t played a role in the game other than being ubiquitous on the Junkertown map.

That all changes in Overwatch 2, however, as the ruler of Junkertown joins the hero roster as the newest tank character in the game. After she was revealed to be one of the many new heroes appearing as part of the hero shooter sequel, players are already screaming how she will play.

Here’s what we know about Junker Queen in Overwatch 2 so far, including how her abilities work and her release.


Overwatch fans have been waiting for Junker Queen for a long time and she doesn’t disappoint.

Who is Junker Queen in Overwatch 2?

Junker Queen is the leader of (semi-)lawless Junkertown, once home to Junkrat and Roadhog. However, the Squire Queen did everything to keep the two heroes away after they discovered “treasure” in the outback ruins.

As the undisputed champion of Junkertown’s junkyard, she has the combat prowess to back up her big talk. However, the rest of her story will be fleshed out once she goes live in-game.

Junker Queen abilities in Overwatch 2

Players got their first snippet of Junker Queen gameplay in the Overwatch 2 release date reveal of June 12, 2022, but details were initially unclear. Luckily, Blizzard cleared things up with a full look at their gear on June 20th.

From her deadly Carnage powers to a sophisticated passive adrenaline rush that allows healing over time, there’s far more depth to Junker Queen than meets the eye.

Below is a full rundown of all of their abilities and how they work:

  • Scattergun: Pump action shotgun
  • Serrated Blade:
    • Passive: Fast melee combat wounds enemies and deals damage over time.
    • Active: Throw your blade. Can be reactivated to return it.
  • Commanding Call: Increases health by 200 and health of nearby allies by 100. Increases movement speed by 30%.
  • carnage: Swing your ax to damage all enemies in front of you and deal damage over time.
  • Rampage (Ultimate): charge forward. Wounds enemies, dealing damage over time and preventing them from being healed.
  • Adrenaline Rush (Passive) Heals all damage over time from wounds.
Junker Queen Abilities

A full look at the Junker Queen’s gear in Overwatch 2.

Does Junker Queen have a release date in Overwatch 2?

While it was initially unclear, we now know for certain that Junker Queen will be first playable in Overwatch 2’s second beta, which launches on June 28th.

If you miss this window, don’t worry. Junker Queen will make her official debut when Overwatch 2 launches in Early Access on October 4th. There she is joined by Sojourn along with a new support hero.

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