Update, September 6: Overwatch’s latest comic, featuring Junkrat and Roadhog, is out now.
For what’s coming to the game itself, check this list of upcoming Overwatch updates.
The comic shows off Junkertown, Overwatch’s latest location, and tells the story of how Junkrat and Roadhog met. It involves a lot of alcohol and violence, naturally. Writing was handled by Blizzard’s Robert Brooks, with art by Miki Montlló.
Original Story, September 5: A new Overwatch comic will be released on Wednesday. It’s called Wasted Land and stars everyone’s favourite possible-cannibal Roadhog, set in and around Junkertown, Overwatch’s new map. Want to see what it’s like? We’ve got the cover and the first page for you below.
Here’s the cover, showing the boy himself returning home:
If you’re expecting a peaceful return, or even a comedic one as seen in the Junkertown short, it might be time to reconsider. Here’s the official synopsis for the comic:
“The Omnic Crisis brought ruin to the Australian Outback. Roadhog knows this better than most. He’s seen it descend into an apocalyptic wasteland. Everything he once knew has been broken down, irradiated, or scrapped. Now all that’s left is Junkertown, the place that hermits, scavengers, brutes, and killers call home. Roadhog hasn’t put it out of its misery. Not yet. But he’s been tempted…”
Equal parts Sadhog and Madhog is what I’m getting from this. Speaking of him going a bit primal on folks, here’s the first page of the comic:
Well, good luck to those guys. At least he’s been nerfed, eh? I’m sure they’ll be fine.
The rest of the comic will arrive at some point on Wednesday according to Blizzard. Expect it around 10:00 Pacific (13:00 Eastern, 18:00 BST) which is when comics have gone live in the past. Hopefully we get more information on new fan favourite the Junkertown Queen. Do see the video above for further speculation.