Overwatch screenshot of Junkrat looking at the camera

With gamescom 2017 just around the corner Blizzard has announced that they will be showcasing a brand new cinematic short, as well as a new map! On August 21st at 18:00 CEST Blizzard will kick things off by releasing a special preview video showing off all of the new content, after which we will get a proper look at the new cinematic short during the Overwatch gamescom presentation.

As for what exactly the new cinematic short will be about, I'm afraid I don't know for certain, but I can give you a pretty damn good educated guess. A little while ago the announcer voiceline stating "Welcome to Junkertown" was datamined, which given today's announcement of an announcement seems to quite obviously point towards our two resident madmen: Junkrat and Roadhog. Combine this with the fact that both have been buffed on the current PTR and that Blizzard has already confirmed an awesome Roadhog skin in the next event, and you've got yourself fairly good odds that the next cinematic short will be all about the Australian outlaws.

While all of this is pure speculation, its also likely that Junkertown will be a payload map revolving around Junkrat's mysterious treasure. Again, I have absolutely no evidence to back up these claims, but we haven't received a new payload map since launch so its highly probable that we'll be getting just that. And if you're already making a payload map themed around Junkrat's home turf, why not throw in an awesome payload/objective as well? Whatever the case may be, we at least won't have to wait for too long in order to find out.

To learn more about Overwatch's future, as well as the future of all other Blizzard games, make sure to tune in to the gamescom 2017 stream at 18:00 CEST on Wednesday, August 23rd. Until then, have fun with the insanely good PTR Junkrat!

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