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New Australian Overwatch 2 character and release date revealed

At the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda showcase, Overwatch 2 revealed its newest character, an Australian character called Junker Queen.
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At the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda showcase, competitive hero-shooter Overwatch 2 revealed its newest character, an Australian character called Junker Queen, who has previously appeared in the origin stories of other characters.

In the Overwatch universe, Junker Queen leads Junkertown, a community located in the future Australian outback, and a former home to other Australian Overwatch characters like Junkrat and Roadhog.

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Junker Queen will be a Tank class character, and wields both a large axe and a shotgun, with her abilities revolving around multiple axes.

Blizzard also revealed the release date for Overwatch 2 at the Xbox showcase – it’ll be available in early access on 4 October 2022, and will be free-to-play.

The game is slated for PC and Xbox consoles, as well as PlayStation consoles and Nintendo Switch. The game will feature a single-player campaign, as well as a multiplayer mode that has received a number of tweaks from the original game.


Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.

You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.

Edmond was the founding managing editor of GamesHub. He was also previously at GameSpot for 13 years, where he was the Australian Editor and an award-winning video producer. You can follow him @EdmondTran