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“These are Junker Queen’s ‘berserker’ tank talents for Overwatch 2”
Take a look at her equipment earlier than the beta subsequent week
It’s wild to suppose that we have been speaking about Junker Queen within the authentic Overwatch 5 years in the past — the place has the time gone? With the sequel coming into focus and attempting its finest to justify itself (now as a free-to-play, battle-pass-powered recreation), the long-time-coming tank hero has stepped “out of the lore and into the sunshine,” as Blizzard places it.
“Tanks play extra aggressively in Overwatch 2,” and as one of many first new characters for the sport’s Season 1 launch, Junker Queen has to exemplify that shift. Gamers can cost into battle, wound their opponents, and keep within the struggle with a life-leech passive.
Whereas this trailer sells the general Junker Queen energy fantasy (and has some enjoyable edits), Blizzard additionally shared an summary of her equipment. A few of the values will certainly be in flux through the Overwatch 2 beta, nevertheless it’s good to have the power names down earlier than leaping in.
Junker Queen talents
- Scattergun — major fireplace
- Pump-action shotgun with a small unfold that’s “scary at quick vary.”
- Jagged Blade — secondary fireplace
- Passive: Fast Melee wounds enemies, dealing injury over time.
- Lively: Throw your blade. Can re-activate to return it.
- Rampage — Final
- Cost ahead. Wound enemies, dealing injury over time and stopping them from being healed.
- Commanding Shout
- Improve well being by 200 and close by allies’ well being by 100.
- Improve motion pace by 30 %.
- Swing your axe to wound all enemies in entrance of you, dealing injury over time.
- Adrenaline Rush — life steal
- Heal from all injury over time dealt by wounds.
I wish to see a Roadhog fundamental take this equipment for a spin. On my crew, I imply!
“When Reinhardt was first prototyped, he was in a position to throw his hammer into the enemy crew — a capability that was cool in principle, however awkward in apply, requiring him to go choose up his hammer to defend his crew any time he threw it,” stated Blizzard. “Regardless of not making it into Reinhardt’s last equipment, this prototype capability closely impressed Jagged Blade.” Lore-wise, Junker Queen can recall her knife, “Gracie,” utilizing a magnetic gauntlet.
The crew additionally stated that Junker Queen might’ve used her axe, “Carnage,” as her major weapon, however “traditionally, making a melee hero in Overwatch has include its personal set of challenges.” Living proof, Genji’s Dragon Blade, which ended up changing into his Ult.
I like the thought of Junker Queen’s life-steal passive being fueled by damage-over-time wounds she inflicts on foes, and he or she’s additionally bought a little bit of Lúcio (along with her team-movement-speed buff) and Ana (along with her anti-heal Final). I’m normally not very snug as a tank participant (I’m dangerous with shields), and whereas I’m not anticipating any sudden miracles in Overwatch 2, I can nonetheless latch onto a few of Junker Queen’s talents, in principle not less than.
She’ll excel up shut
“Junker Queen was constructed for Overwatch 2‘s 5v5 taking part in area,” in line with Blizzard. “She has an unparalleled capability to say area, and he or she is terrifying to take care of up shut. She’s brawly, toeing the road of a berserker tank, and we have been cognizant of that on this new tank paradigm.” We’ll see how she fares within the beta on June 28 — enroll in the event you nonetheless must.