Two new Overwatch "heroes" teased in A Moment in Crime


The latest "heroes" to join Overwatch's smorgasbord roster don't seem very heroic at all. In fact, the duo of Jamison "Junkrat" Fawkes and Mako "Roadhog" Rutledge are two of the most notorious criminals in the world, whose ongoing crime spree causes death and destruction wherever they go.

Junkrat, a relatively scrawny fellow with one leg whose hair appears to be constantly on fire, specializes in explosives, arson, demolitions and barbecue. His partner, Roadhog, is Junkrat's near-complete opposite, standing more than seven feet tall and weighing 550 pounds, with criminal tendencies leaning toward the more hands-on: armed robbery, kidnapping, extortion, and theft, according to his "Moment in Crime" mugshot. Murder isn't on either of their sheets, but both are also apparently remorseless killers.

So how do a couple of hyper-violent halfwits find themselves in the ranks of the Overwatch? That remains to be seen. Perhaps they had a shared epiphany about the capacity for goodness in even the darkest heart, or maybe they represent the nucleus of a sort of Suicide Squad-style group of antiheroes that are all the rage these days. Stay tuned!

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.