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Junkrat

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Role

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Difficulty

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Health

200

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Jamison Fawkes, 25

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Anarchist, Thief, Demolitionist, Mercenary, Scavenger

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Junkertown, Australia

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Junkers

(Formerly)


Junkrat is a Hero in Overwatch.

Junkrat Information


"It's a perfect day for some mayhem."


Junkrat Abilities


total_mayhem.pngTotal Mayhem

Passive Ability

Junkrat's deranged sense of humor persists past his death. If killed, he drops several live grenades.



frag_launcher.pngFrag Launcher

Weapon

Ammo: 5
Rounds: 1
Junkrat's Frag Launcher lobs grenades a significant distance. They bounce to reach their destination, and blow up when they strike an enemy.


concussion_mine.pngConcussion Mine

Ability

Cooldown: 8 Seconds
After placing one of his homemade Concussion Mines, Junkrat can trigger it to damage enemies and send them flying... or propel himself through the air.


steel_trap.pngSteel Trap

Ability

Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Junkrat tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.


rip-tire.pngRip-Tire

Ultimate Ability

Duration: 10 Seconds
Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught in the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.




Junkrat Gameplay








Junkrat Tactics and Strategies


  • Junkrat is an explosives and demolitions expert who has a variety of useful abilities. As a grendier, he can cause havoc with his bouncing grenades, and his trap and stun mine can be combined in clever ways to defend a position. His ultimate is a kamikaze like tire that can be guided by the player to its intended target. He thrives when not the center of attention and free to set his traps and create chaos since his direct 1v1 capabilities are limited but his abilities such as his mine can be used creatively in close quarters combat to kill an enemy and launch himself to safety at the same time.
  • Placing a trap and mine in the same spot can create an effective stun and kill point which can be monitored while using the grenade launcher to damage other enemies. As soon as a foe springs the trap, a quick detonation of the mine can finish them off.



Junkrat Backstory


Junkrat is an explosives-obsessed freak who lives to cause chaos and destruction.

The attack on the Australian omnium's fusion core forever altered the landscape of the Outback. After the detonation, the area was transformed into a harsh, irradiated wasteland, littered with debris and the twisted fragments of the ruined facility, and unlivable to most.

But there were some who survived. Calling themselves the Junkers, they scavenged the husk of the omnium and formed a lawless, cutthroat society in its shadow. Junkrat was one of them, eking out a living reclaiming metal and components from the ruins. Like many others, he was affected by the lingering radiation. This touch of madness made him ideal for handling dangerous explosives, a love which he turned into an obsession.

He came to notoriety when he discovered an extremely valuable secret in the bones of the omnium. Though few knew the nature of what he found, he was nonetheless pursued by bounty hunters, gangs, and opportunists wherever he went, until he made a deal with the Junker enforcer Roadhog, who grudgingly agreed to be his personal bodyguard in exchange for a fifty-fifty share of the spoils.

Now, with Roadhog in tow, Junkrat has left the Outback, and embarked upon an international crime spree leaving nothing but havoc and bedlam in his wake.