Steel Trap
Steel Trap
Immobilization type
80 damage
100 HP
1 m radius
Lasts 3 seconds
10-second cooldown
✘ Cannot headshot
✘ Cannot inflict self damage
Junkrat tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.
Default Key: (PC E, PS R1, XB RB)


  • Junkrat throws a trap that will immobilize the first enemy that walks within 1 meter for 3 seconds. While trapped, enemies can look around and fire their primary weapon, but cannot use movement abilities. Only one trap may be active at a time.
  • Steel Traps will appear to enemies to be slightly submerged in the ground, making them harder to see. However, enemies can destroy it manually if it has not yet trapped anyone. Junkrat will be notified if either outcome occurs.
  • Orisa can escape a Steel Trap by using Fortify while trapped. If she walks into the trap while Fortify is active, she will destroy it.
  • Mei can escape a Steel Trap by building an Ice Wall under herself.

Yeti Hunt

In the Winter Wonderland Yeti Hunt game mode, Steel Trap appears as Mei's ultimate ability.


  • The Steel Trap is not legally permitted for the hunting of any animal on Earth.[1]

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black December 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug causing Junkrat’s Steel Trap animation to play when detonating a Concussion Mine.
  • Overwatchemblem black April 6, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fixed an issue that caused “Scarecrow” Junkrat’s Steel Trap to be unkillable.


  1. Overwatch Visual Source Book, p.38
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