Junkrat is one of many Overwatch 2 characters and is one of the most unique characters that Overwatch has to offer. His personality and gameplay are both the main things that make him one of the many fan-favorite characters in the original game and this is why it was never a doubt that he would be a part of Overwatch 2. Here’s what we know about the highly popular damage hero Junkrat in Overwatch 2.
All Changes to Junkrat’s Gameplay
It has been confirmed that major changes are being made to every single hero, and this includes changes to Junkrat’s Overwatch 2 abilities. The only twist is that said changes to the abilities of Junkrat in Overwatch 2 are only going to be made in PvE missions. These changes are known as Talents and every character will have unique talents like they have unique abilities. Unfortunately, no specifics about the talents of Overwatch 2 hero Junkrat’s talents have been shared so far, so we’ll have to wait a while before we can finally learn what these new talents of his are.
Junkrat’s Role in the Overwatch 2 Story
Despite being such a popular hero, it must be said that Overwatch 2 character Junkrat isn’t exactly the most relevant to the story. He is neither affiliated with Overwatch nor Talon. From his lore, anyone can put together that Overwatch 2 hero Junkrat isn’t exactly as much of a hero as he is a deranged criminal. But it has been confirmed that every single hero will have their own story missions, so it’s interesting to see what Junkrat’s story missions will be about. It could just be missions of him and his friend Roadhog committing terrible crimes, or it could be that he had to choose between Talon and Overwatch ahead of the impending war between the two sides. All these answers about Overwatch 2’s Junkrat will finally be answered once the game releases, or possibly even sooner through trailers and teasers.