The efforts of Overwatch dataminers has revealed a lot about the Blizzard shooter prior before the release in the actual game on several occasions since it launched. We’ve seen heroes, maps, seasonal events and more unveiled thanks to eager fans’ efforts, more recently being the Overwatch Summer Games, which too was revealed early thanks to datamining.
In this instance, a new voice line has emerged that utters the phrase “Welcome to Junkertown,” leading many to believe that we could be seeing a brand new map coming to the game at some point in the near future. You can listen to the voice line on Reddit here.
Based in central Australia, Junkertown houses the society known as “Junkers,” including the Overwatch heroes Junkrat and Roadhog. According to the Overwatch wiki, Junkers’ origins “lie with the destruction of the country’s omnium, which turned the Outback into an irradiated wasteland that was uninhabitable to most humans. Those who survived formed the Junkers, who scavenged the husk of the omnium and formed a lawless, cutthroat society in its shadow. “
Nothing has been officially confirmed as to whether or not we will see Junkertown added to Overwatch, but it would be a pretty safe bet given the success stories from datamining in the past.