The people at Blizzard have proven off a few of the options of their subsequent map, Junkertown, a Mad Max impressed map set in Australia.
Junkertown, at the moment out there on the PTR, is an escort map the place the attackers begin on Roadhog’s farm, wind by means of the city itself, and ultimately find yourself within the gladiatorial ‘Scrapyard’ enviornment.
As an Aussie I can verify that, sure, battling in a Thunderdome-esque enviornment referred to as the Scrapyard is a superb Australian custom, on par with knifey-spoony and ‘the boot’.
This is seemingly ‘a really important area’ in Overwatch, and we’re given a few of the city’s backstory. After the Omnic Crisis, the Australian authorities allowed the Omnic folks a sure tract of land within the hopes of appeasing them. This displaced the photo voltaic farmers who lived on the market, and the displaced folks fought again, ultimately blowing up the Omnium Factory that had been constructed there.
Junkertown was shaped over the wreckage of that manufacturing facility, and is run by ‘The Queen’, who’s a ‘charismatic and skilled fighter’ (it’s not clear if she’s going to make an look within the recreation or just stay part of its lore).
It’s all very Mad Max, principally. The designers watched the Mad Max movies and stated ‘let’s do this’, one imagines.
The video additionally exhibits how they recorded the sound results for Junkertown, which concerned a visit out to an previous ghost city to twang rusty metallic poles and let flies buzz up in opposition to their microphones. It’s a cool, attention-grabbing little look into the processes concerned in recreation making.
It’s not but clear when the map shall be extensively out there, however count on it quickly.