Junker Queen Abilities Revealed

The Junker Queen will be Overwatch's 34th playable hero.
The Junker Queen will be Overwatch's 34th playable hero. / Courtesy of Blizzard

UPDATE 6/21/22 1:03 p.m. ET: Blizzard has released more details about Junker Queen's abilities. This story has been updated to reflect that new information.

The Junker Queen's long-awaited arrival in Overwatch 2 is nearly upon us, and Blizzard revealed the hero's abilities during a special broadcast Thursday that also saw the debut of the Wastelander animated short.

The Junker Queen is a tank hero who wields a hitscan shotgun as her primary weapon, but she leans into her gladiatorial flavor with a massive ax she can whip out for melee attacks. Here are her abilities as described on the broadcast:

  • Adrenaline Rush (Passive):  Heal from all damage over time dealt by wounds
  • Commanding Shout: Increase health by 200 and movement speed by 30%; increase nearby allies' health by 100
  • Jagged Blade: Passive — Quick Melee wounds enemies, dealing damage over time
    Jagged Blade: Active — Throw your blade. Can re-activate to return it
  • Carnage: Swing your axe to wound all enemies in front of you, dealing damage over time
  • Rampage (Ultimate): Creates a whirlwind of magnetized metal around Junker Queen before she dashes forward, damaging and wounding enemies. Wounded enemies take damage over time and reduce their healing to zero.

We'll update this story with more ability specifics as they're released.

The Junker Queen will be Overwatch's 34th playable hero. Blizzard first teased her existence when it released the Junkertown map in 2017, when her voice played over the speakers and her likeness appeared in posters plastered around the map. Players will get their first opportunity to test out her kit in the second Overwatch 2 beta, scheduled to open June 28. The full game arrives Oct. 4.