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'Junkrat Trap' Will Be Returning in the Next Overwatch 2 Beta

Junkrat's "Trap" ability will be making a return in the next iteration of the Overwatch 2 beta, according to developers.
Junkrat's "Trap" ability will be making a return in the next iteration of the Overwatch 2 beta, according to developers. / Image courtesy of Blizzard

Junkrat's "Trap" ability will be making a return in the next iteration of the Overwatch 2 beta, according to developers.

Geoff Goodman, Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch, recently sat down for an interview with Overwatch players and Twitch streamers ML7 and SVB. While the interview covered a variety of topics, one of the announced decisions to make waves was the functional return of a much-beloved ability for Junkrat: his trap.

Previously, developers had wanted to reduce its crowd control capabilities by slowing enemies rather than stunning them completely. Now, it appears they've gone back on the decision, electing to give Junkrat the opportunity to immobilize opponents once again.

"Junkrat Trap" Will Be Returning in Overwatch 2

"I think we felt it was a little more on the fair side of CC. You can kill it, you can see it,” Goodman said, "It also doesn’t completely stun you. You can still shoot and do some of your abilities to escape."

The announcement has been met with mixed results from fans. Obviously, those who main Junkrat are excited to have the ability make a return in Overwatch 2. Others expressed concern over its reappearance, calling the previous tweaks some of the best changes in the original game.

The decision, of course, is all but unactionable until the second round of beta testing rolls around. DBLTAP cannot confirm a set of concrete dates for the beta at the time of writing. However, with the interview's publication, it may not be as far off as players think.


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