Junkrat

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Junkrat
Junkrat-Portrait.png
"It's a perfect day for some mayhem."

Real Name
Jamison Fawkes
Age
25
Nationality
AustraliaAustralian
Occupation
Anarchist, Thief, Demolitionist, Mercenary, Scavenger
Base
Junkertown, Australia (formerly)
Affiliation
Junkers (formerly)
Voice
Chris Parson (English)

Stéphane Ronchewski (French)
Matteo Zanotti (Italian)
Hiroki Goto (Japanese)
Cristiano Torreão (Brazilian Portuguese)
Alfonso Obregon (American Spanish)
César Díaz Capilla (European Spanish)
Danil Scheblanov (Russian)

Quotes
Quotation page
Role
Defense
Health
200
Character Video
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Junkrat is a Defense hero in Overwatch.

Summary

A crazed, explosives-obsessed outlaw, Junkrat uses his Frag Launcher to bounce grenades at his enemies, while planting Concussion Mines and Steel Traps to defend targets.

Official tips

  • Junkrat uses a variety of explosives to wreak havoc on the battlefield.
  • Use the knockback from your own Concussion Mine to quickly reposition yourself.
  • RIP-Tire can devastate a group of enemies if they don't destroy it first.

Abilities

Total Mayhem

Passive Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Junkrat4.png

Type
Splash projectiles
Damage
50 per grenade
Num. of pellets
6 grenades
Headshot


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

When Junkrat dies his bomb vest detonates shortly afterwards on top of his corpse. If someone is directly on top of the bombs this can do up to 300 damage to them.

Details

Video


Frag Launcher

Weapon

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Junkrat1.png

Type
Arcing splash projectile
Damage
120 total

40 direct hit
12.5-80 splash

5-40 self damage
Projectile speed
17.5 meters per second
Area of effect
2 meters redius
Rate of fire
1.66 shots per second
Ammo
5
Reload time
1.5 seconds
Headshot


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

The grenades explode after three bounces or when they hit an enemy.

Details

Video


Concussion Mine

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Junkrat2.png

Type
Arcing splash projectile
Health
100
Damage
120
Projectile speed
17.5 meters per second
Area of effect
3 meters radius
Duration
Until detonated
Cooldown
8 seconds
Headshot


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.

The mine is able to create a blast that knocks the user and the foe alike. It can be used to make Junkrat leap to high places or push foes away. It can function as a traditional mine or as a surprise grenade. As a mine it can stick to walls or ceilings, allowing it to surprise foes who walk past it.

Details

  • The mine does not deal self-damage, but still applies the knockback, making it usable as a mobility tool.

Video


Steel Trap

Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Junkrat3.png

Health
100
Damage
80
Area of effect
1 meter radius
Duration
1 second stun
3 seconds root
Cooldown
10 seconds
Headshot


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

When a foe walks over this bear-trap the trap anchors the enemy for a brief period of time. This allows Junkrat to know if an enemy flanker is nearby. Also since foes cannot move, they are unable to dodge your grenades or mine. The foe can still fight back and the trap breaks apart quickly, so act fast when it gets triggered.

Details

Video


RIP-Tire

Ultimate Ability

Icon Stats Official Description Behavior
Ability-Junkrat5.png

Health
100 (tire)
Damage
60 - 600 splash
30 - 300 self damage
Movement speed
Caster immobilized
Projectile speed
10 meters per second (tire)
Area of effect
10 meter radius
Casting time
2 seconds
Duration
Up to 10 seconds
Headshot
Charge required
1575 points


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 himself is defenseless during the attack so find cover before using it.

The tire does not deal any damage if it's destroyed by the enemy, so have it ambush your target instead of charging head first. This loud weapon makes it easy to detect, so use its speed and ability to climb walls to land your attack.

Details

Video


Strategy

Junkrat is a hero that excels at defending an area through the use of traps and indirect fire; he is valued for his damage output and area denial capabilities. He has strong mobility thanks to Concussion Mine and deals high (if inaccurate) damage with his Frag Launcher. The explosive and hard-to-aim nature of his weapon, however, makes it challenging for him to fight at close range without blowing himself up in the process.

Weapons & Abilities

  • Total Mayhem (Passive): Upon death, Junkrat will drop a number of grenades that explode after a short delay. While each individual grenade deals little damage, an enemy can easily be killed if they take damage from all of the grenades.
    • If you're about to die and confronting an enemy at close range, do your best to stay near to them, as Total Mayhem can net you a kill even after death.
    • The grenades will be dropped at wherever Junkrat was killed, and do not inherit his momentum. Being killed while flying through the air will drop the grenades straight down to the ground.
  • Frag Launcher: Junkrat's primary weapon. The Frag Launcher fires arcing grenades that bounce off of solid surfaces and explode when they hit an enemy, or after a short period of time.
    • While these grenades deal high damage, they are hard to aim properly, especially at small targets or targets that are above Junkrat. They are best used to provide indirect fire, flooding an area with grenades in order to make traveling through it as dangerous as possible for Junkrat's opponents.
    • The explosion from these grenades will damage Junkrat, so be wary of using them on targets that are right next to you.
  • Concussion Mine: When activated, Junkrat will toss a mine a short distance that sticks to the first surface (vertical or horizontal) it hits. Junkrat can then use his secondary fire button to explode the mine, dealing damage in a small area and knocking back both Junkrat and any enemies caught in the explosion. Junkrat is not damaged by this explosion.
    • Since Junkrat takes no damage from his own Concussion Mine, he can use its explosion to blow himself into the air to travel faster or reach higher ground.
    • The knockback effect can also be used to knock enemies into pits, or to knock them away from Junkrat in order to give him some distance.
    • The mine can be destroyed by enemy players, causing no explosion.
  • Steel Trap: When activated, Junkrat throws a large bear trap onto the ground. If an enemy steps on the trap, they are immobilized for a few seconds, preventing them from turning or moving. If an enemy steps on the trap or destroys it, Junkrat will be alerted.
    • Try to plant this trap in shadowed areas or around corners where enemies will be less likely to spot them before stepping on them. In a pinch, you can toss this trap on the ground at close range in the hopes of an enemy accidentally stepping on it.
  • RIP-Tire: (Ultimate): Junkrat's Ultimate ability. When activated, Junkrat temporarily gains control of a fast-moving, explosive tire. His view switches to the RIP-Tire, which can be steered with your normal movement controls, and can climb walls by holding the jump button while next to them (much like Genji or Hanzo's passives). Pressing either your primary or secondary fire will cause the tire to detonate, dealing heavy damage in a decent area, or exploding automatically once the tire's duration runs out. The RIP-Tire has a Health pool that, if depleted, will cause the tire to disappear with no explosion.
    • If Junkrat is killed while steering the RIP-Tire, he will still retain control of it until the tire either explodes or is destroyed.

General Strategies

  • While Junkrat can deal tremendous damage with his Frag Launcher, it takes a considerable amount of skill and practice to accurately land grenades. In general, it's best to launch your grenades at an area, rather than at a specific target, as Junkrat's biggest strength comes from his ability to make any area hazardous to travel through. If you're forced to fight an opponent head on, try to lead your Frag Launcher shots so that your enemy will run into them.
  • If you are confronted by an enemy up close, you should use either your Concussion Mine or Steel Trap to let you gain some distance, since firing grenades up close is just as likely to kill you as your enemy.
  • Placing your Steel Trap and Concussion Mine well are key when playing Junkrat. Your Steel Trap should be placed in spots without much room to maneuver in order to force enemies to either destroy the trap or step on it. This can be used to protect your flank by telling you when an enemy is coming through the area where you dropped your trap. Place your Concussion Mine above a doorway or next to a wall that you know your opponents will be traveling by. The explosion can be used to both damage and separate the enemy team, allowing your team to pick off whoever gets blown towards you.
  • RIP-Tire can be tricky to use. Its loud engines can be heard clearly by your opponents, giving them a general idea of where the tire is. Avoid driving it straight at your enemies, as they'll most likely be able to destroy it before it gets to them, wasting your ultimate. Instead, use side routes to get the tire behind your enemies, either by driving the tire through these routes, or taking the routes yourself and then unleashing the tire once you're behind them. Keep in mind that Junkrat is completely helpless while controlling the tire and easily killed, so try to activate RIP-Tire from a safe position.
  • Junkrat's Concussion Mine can be placed on walls, ceilings, and even basketballs. This can be used as a tricky way to get an unexpected kill.
  • A combination of the Steel Trap and Concussion Mine can instantly kill 200 HP characters. Additionally, this stradegy works best when placing it over a health pack or at a well-used choke.

Good Counters to Junkrat

  • Icon-pharah.pngPharah: She's nearly impossible to hit with Frag Launcher while in the air, and the splash damage from her rockets will regularly destroy both Concussion Mine and Steel Trap. She can avoid RIP-Tire easily, and even kill it before it has a chance to get to her team.
  • Icon-dva.pngD.Va: Her massive health pool with mostly armor is difficult for Junkrat to chew through, and Defense Matrix can clear fired grenades, preventing them from dealing damage. Her mobility with Boosters can also make her hard to hit when in use.
  • Icon-widowmaker.pngWidowmaker: The relatively slow Junkrat is an easy target for her sniper rifle, and she usually remains well out of the range of his Frag Launcher. His hunched posture makes getting headshots easier than normal.
  • Icon-reinhardt.pngReinhardt: His massive Barrier Field is usually enough to keep his team safe from the barrage of grenades from Junkrat's Frag Launcher, allowing them to safely move through an area Junkrat is bombarding. Additionally, while RIP-Tire may roll through Barrier Field unharmed, a skilled Reinhardt can destroy it instantly with a single Fire Strike.

Story

Icon-Junkrat.png
"IT'S A PERFECT DAY FOR SOME MAYHEM."

Junkrat is an explosives-obsessed freak who lives to cause chaos and destruction.[1] He has a low opinion of omnics and those who believe they can be trusted. He likewise has a low opinion of "suits" (corporate businesspersons).[2]

Background

Junkrat's mugshot

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.[1]

On the Road

Junkrat & Roadhog

With Roadhog in tow, Junkrat left the Outback, and embarked upon an international crime spree leaving nothing but havoc and bedlam in their wake.[1] They were responsible for a string of robberies, arson,[3] murder,[4] and other crimes stretching from Sydney to King's Row.[3] They had a creed of "no job too big, no score too small."[4] It is known that they performed the heist of the Banco de Dorado[5] by digging a tunnel. In the United Kingdom, they stole the crown jewels.[6] Their spree of mayhem and chaos caused untold millions in property damage around the world.[4]

British, French, and Latin American authorities offered rewards for information on the fugitives, and theorized that they were intent on crossing the Atlantic to North America.[3] Their activities were reported on by A Moment in Crime, by which point the bounty on their heads had reached $25 million.[4]

Going Legit

"Yeah yeah, 'quiet.' You called the right people, mate."
The Junkers face off against the cop bots

At some point, Junkrat and Roadhog were called in for a job on behest of a "suit" from Hyde Global in Sydney. He claimed that a factory of his in downtown Sydney had been taken over by omnic terrorists, and its workers taken hostage. Wanting to keep the police out of it, he asked the pair to deal with the situation, as he knew there was no-one better for getting jobs done "quietly." Junkrat was onboard—he was happy to take out omnics, and the down payment looked enticing. Ergo, the pair set off to the factory, Junkrat even open to the idea of "going legit." This job could be a new start for them. What wasn't a new start was his approach to problems, namely to blow open a hole in the factory roof and jump straight in, any thought of the hostages barely registering. Only there were none, only a horde of cop bots. The two blasted their way through the opposition, exited the factory, and then set the whole thing crashing down in yet another explosion. Marveling at the destruction, Junkrat was reminded by Roadhog that there were meant to be hostages. Only, there were none, only the robots. And as he inspected them, Junkrat realized that they weren't omnics, but rather Hyde Global automatons.

At this point the police arrived. Despite Junkrat's assertion that they were "professionals," that didn't prevent a shootout from starting (not that Roadhog being called "fat" by one of the officers helped his disposition). In the hail of gunfire, Roadhog helped Junkrat realize that the suit had set them up. It was a realization that was accurate, for in reality, the suit had intended for the pair to destroy the factory for the insurance payout. But the next day, Junkrat and Roadhog paid him a visit, stringing him up on a crane, and leaving him to die in an explosion that consumed the entire HG Sydney office block. As they made their escape, Junkrat was reaffirmed in his dislike of "suits," and could only ask whose idea it had been to "go legit" in the first place.[2]

Achievements

Name Icon Description Reward
Mine Like A Steel Trap
Ability-Junkrat3.png Knock an enemy into your steel trap using Junkrat's Concussion Mine in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Junkrat Pixel.png
Pixel
Roadkill
Ability-Junkrat5.png Kill 4 enemies with a single use of Junkrat's RIP-Tire in Quick or Competitive play. Spray Junkrat Cute.png
Cute

Cosmetics

See Junkrat/Cosmetics

Trivia

  • Junkrat is 6'5" tall, and weighs 155 lbs (196 cm and 70 kg).[4] This makes Junkrat the 4th tallest character in the game, though he appears shorter due to normally being hunched over.
  • Junkrat and Roadhog's shared backstory of Australia becoming a wasteland apocalypse bears strong resemblance to the setting of the Mad Max series.
  • Jeff Kaplan confirmed in a forum comment that Junkrat keeps Milk Tea with Boba half sweetened in his canteen. [7]
  • Junkrat's surname 'Fawkes' could be a reference to Guy Fawkes. This is evidenced by a voice line in the beta (since removed) that references the opening line of the Guy Fawkes Day song "The Fifth of November"[8]
  • Junkrat was implemented in the game at some point after Torbjörn.[9]

Videos

Official

Curse

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Junkrat, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-23-09
  2. 2.0 2.1 Overwatch: Junkrat & Roadhog: Going Legit
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2015-09-15, Teasing : Two new heroes on their way?. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-09-19
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 2015-09-21, A Moment in Crime Special Report: "The Junkers" | Overwatch. YouTube, accessed on 2015-09-27
  5. 2015-09-17, Overwatch Map Teaser: Banco de Dorado Robbery. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2015-09-21
  6. Overwatch, Junkrat Quotes
  7. 2016-6-9, Battle.net Forums
  8. 2016-01-09, Junkrat Voice Lines: (at 2:08) "Remember, remember... What the heck was I saying again?"
  9. 2016-04-22, The Story of Overwatch: Return of the 90s Shooter. YouTube, accessed on 2016-09-08

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