Junkertown, a New Escort Map, Is Coming Soon to Overwatch

August 21, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Junkertown, a shut-down omnium now ruled by the Junker faction that used to be the home of Roadhog and Junkrat, is a new Escort map “coming soon” to Overwatch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Blizzard announced today.

Playable this week at gamescom, you can learn more about Junkertown in the videos above and below.

Here’s the description:

Junkertown is an Escort map located in the harsh and unforgiving Australian Outback. Constructed from the remains of a destroyed omnium, it’s now the home to a band of lawless scavengers known as the Junkers, led by their cutthroat Queen. When they aren’t pillaging the omnium’s skeleton for anything of value, the Junkers blow off steam in the Scrapyard – a massive gladiatorial arena whose combatants fight for glory, riches…and to survive.

On Wednesday, August 23, Blizzard will release a new Overwatch animated short.

It remains to be seen if Junkertown will be included in Overwatch update 1.14, which is currently on the PTR and features Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and console reporting.