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Overwatch 2 New Hero Shown Off

Updated: Jun 20, 2022 11:45 am
Overwatch 2 New Hero Shown Off

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And the reveals just keep coming at the Xbox Bethesda showcase! Overwatch 2 now has a new hero and a release date for the early access of the game.

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Overwatch 2 Is Coming Soon!

They’ve also announced a new hero coming to the game: The Junker Queen. It’s unclear how she’ll play, what her special moves will be or how she’ll work, but she’s officially announced now. The game will be dropping on early access on October 4th 2022, and will be completely free-to-play. As an official press release states:

“The Junker Queen is the second new hero revealed for Overwatch 2, and the franchise’s 34th hero overall, following Sojourn—a high-mobility and railgun-wielding former Overwatch captain with cybernetic capabilities. New and iconic international locations will also arrive in-game at launch, from the snowy New Queen Street in Toronto to the bustle of Midtown Manhattan. Overwatch 2 additionally introduces the new Push game mode, a symmetrical map type where teams battle to take control and advance a centrally-located robot deeper into enemy territory than the opposing team.”

Update: We got a closer look at the Overwatch 2 Junker Queen skills through the recent reveal event stream. You can find more details and what to expect on the Overwatch 2 launch via that event.

What’s Overwatch 2?


Overwatch 2 has a closed test earlier this year given exclusively to certain influencers and Twitch streamers, but the early access announcement for the game is the first chance that all players will be able to play the game.

Do you want to see more coverage of the games shown off at the Xbox Bethesda conference? You’re in luck!

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