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Rip Tire
Ultimate Ability: RIP-Tire
Cast-time ultimate type
Controlled bomb ability type
60 - 600 splash damage
  10 m splash damage radius
12 m/s projectile speed
Caster is immobilized
1.5 - 2 sec cast
Lasts 10 seconds
✘ Cannot inflict self damage
✘ Cannot inflict self knockback

Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught within the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.

Default Key: (PC Q, PS Tri, XB Y)
"Fire in the hole!"


Junkrat takes 1.5 seconds to release a remote-controlled tire bomb. The player's point of view switches to third person and follows the tire, which continuously moves forward unless rested against a wall. The tire can be steered and can jump and climb walls. The RIP-tire makes a loud engine sound but is muffled if it does not move forward.

The tire can be detonated manually 0.5 second after deployed, but will automatically explode after 10 seconds. The explosion is contained within a 10-meter radius and is subject to damage falloff. The tire has 100 health and, if destroyed prematurely by enemies, will not explode. The tire will only damage enemy players; Junkrat will be immune to damage from the tire due to Total Mayhem. Junkrat's ammo is also refilled upon completion of the ultimate.

While the bomb is in use, Junkrat is left immobile and defenseless, and can be damaged or killed during this time. If Junkrat is killed, he can continue to steer the RIP-tire, and the respawn countdown will not begin until it detonates.

In the Game Options, Junkrat has an option that affects his RIP-Tire:

  • RIP-Tire Automatically Climb Walls: When enabled, Junkrat's RIP-tire will automatically scale up any wall after pressing the appropriate button once. Otherwise, the button must be held.

A Junkrat on the enemy team and player-controlled Junkrat will shout "Fire in the hole!" while an allied Junkrat will shout "Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!"


  • When equipping Dr. Junkenstein skin, enemy and player-controlled Junkrat will shout "Get ready for a shock!", while an ally Junkrat will shout "Ladies and gentlemen, my latest creation!"

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black August 9, 2018 Patch: Some ultimate abilities now restore ammunition after completion for some heroes.
  • Overwatchemblem black May 3, 2018 Patch: Tire movement speed decreased from 13 to 12.
  • Overwatchemblem black August 29, 2017 Patch: Tire’s movement speed has been increased by 30%; There is no longer a time limit when wall climbing.
  • Overwatchemblem black October 11, 2016 Patch: Ability now activates more quickly. Fixed a bug preventing Junkrat’s statistics from correctly tracking RIP-Tire kills.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Junkrat’s RIP-Tire from receiving credit for kills, achievements, and other stats.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 5, 2016 (beta) Patch: Added hero-specific option "RIP-Tire: Automatically climb walls".
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Health reduced from 150 to 100.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 8, 2016 (beta) Patch: Ultimate charge cost increased by 25%.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 1, 2016 (beta) Patch: Health increased to 150; If the tire is destroyed, it no longer detonates; Significantly decreased damage falloff within RIP-Tire’s detonation radius.
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: Junkrat’s RIP-Tire should no longer fall through sloped surfaces.
  • Overwatchemblem black November 9, 2015 (beta) Patch: Fixed a bug that would sometimes prevent Junkrat’s RIP-Tire VO from playing.
Junkrat Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Frag LauncherConcussion MineSteel TrapTotal MayhemRIP-Tire
Lore Organizations Hyde Global
Character relationships RoadhogQueen of Junkertown
Locations OutbackJunkertown
Others JunkersOmnium
Media Comic Shorts Going LegitWasted Land
Animated Shorts A Moment in Crime Special Report: "The Junkers"Junkertown: The Plan