Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter Overwatch has received several major updates over the last few weeks. The game kicked off its Summer Games event, added a Deathmatch game mode, as well as a brand new map set at the home of purple-skinned sniper Widowmaker. While that’s a lot of content to enjoy, even more big changes could be right around the corner.
That suggestion comes from new voice lines datamined by one Overwatch player. The voice lines are said by the game’s artificial intelligence Athena and reference two existing maps Lijiang Control Center and Chateau Guillard (the new Widowmaker map), as well as a location called Junkertown which doesn’t have a map yet.
Located in central Australia, Junkertown is the home base of the Junkers and is where mech battles often take place – D.Va has a Junkertown-themed suit, for instance. It just so has it that Junkrat and Roadhog are members of the Junkers, and so a Junkertown map would be the two characters’ home ground.
If Blizzard was to release a Junkertown map, then it would be to the delight of Overwatch fans who have been desperate for more lore about Junkrat and Roadhog. The release of the Chateau Guillard map offered new information about Widowmaker, including the reveal of her maiden name, and there is the hope that the Junkertown map can do the same for the troublesome Oceanic duo.
Likewise, the Horizon Lunar Colony map also shed more light on Winston’s difficult time in space. Junkers are described as a “cutthroat” society, but a trip to Junkertown could potentially offer a new, less destructive perspective of the characters.
With the voice lines so far being the only clue that points towards the Junkertown map, it’s unclear exactly when it might be available to all players or even when it will be released on the PC-only Public Test Region. However, Blizzard has already announced plans to come to gamescom 2017, which begins next week in Cologne, Germany.
A range of Blizzard games will be present at the show, offering the opportunity to get some hands-on time and this includes Overwatch (as well as Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft.) With thousands of Blizzard fans set to attend the games event and with many more keeping up with it from afar, gamescom 2017 would be a prime place to reveal some new Overwatch content.
Overwatch is out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.