Australia

From Overwatch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Let Russia never repeat the mistakes of this country.
~ Zarya
Australia
Flag of Australia.png

Location
Oceania
Terrain
Various

Australia is a country in the Earth's southern hemisphere.

History[edit | edit source]

Australia was nearly destroyed during the Omnic Crisis. Following the war, government officials gifted the country's omnium and the surrounding area to the omnics, hoping to establish a long-term peace accord. This arrangement displaced a large number of people from the country's vast and remote Outback—a scattered collection of survivalists, solar farmers, and people who just wanted to be left alone. Furious over the loss of their homes, some of the displaced turned to violent rebellion. They formed the Australian Liberation Front and struck against the omnium and its robot population to take back their lands. Events continued to escalate until the rebels sabotaged the omnium's fusion core, resulting in an explosion that destroyed the facility, irradiated the region, and littered the Outback with twisted metal and wreckage for kilometers around.[1]

The Outback became 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.[2]

Known Locations[edit | edit source]

Australia as seen from space

Known Nationals[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Australia's flag was revealed to be the same as the real-world Commonwealth of Australia as a player icon during the 2016 Summer Games.
  • Australia's flag and dialogue from Junkrat in-game imply that it still retains the same constitutional monarch as the United Kingdom.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Roadhog, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-23-09
  2. Junkrat, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-23-09
  3. Overwatch, Junkrat Quotes