We check out the newest support on the Overwatch 2 roster, Lifeweaver.
Leaks about the launch of Season 4 as well as the upcoming Overwatch member arrived days early, and it looks like they were legit.
Take a deep dive on how our newest Support Hero came to life 🌸
The team behind Lifeweaver explores his beautiful design, his botanical background in Thailand, his time at the Vishkar Architech Academy where he met Symmetra, and how he came to develop biolight! pic.twitter.com/W9fpVgFI1H
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It was confirmed that Season 4 would introduce us to Overwatch 2’s latest support hero. Since the announcement, people have only been guessing about the much-awaited,,
The news came after Overwatch 2 celebrated April Fools in the whackiest way possible. The in-game event (presented as the final version of an “unreleased patch”) gave new twists to hero abilities and added hilariously silly voice lines that won the hearts of a lot of fans. Some of the parodies were so gopod however, that fans couldn’t help but wonder what they’d look like in Competitive.
In line with their promise of making each season distinct, Blizzard has given us our first look at Overwatch’s next support hero; a healer with an interesting focus on positioning and game sense,, with that, here’s everything we know about Lifeweaver.
The First Thai Hero
Hailing from southeast Asia, Niran Pruksamanee will be Overwatch 2’s first operative from the kingdom of Thailand. This fact, coupled with Lifeweaver’s first look suggests that players will be able to visit the “land of smiles” soon.
Like Symmetra, Lifeweaver was a graduate of the Vishkar Architect Academy. Known equally for his brilliance, he found other applications for the megacorporation’s hardlight technology. Choosing to vitalize those around him, he uses newfound regenerative tech called “Biolight” to keep his allies alive and control the battlefield.
A number of other details were also shared about the 36th hero, including the support character’s sexuality, as well as the inspirations that helped craft his design as well as his kit. Pulling elements from World of Warcraft’s “Druid” class as well as Thailand’s rich culture, his costume just fits him. Moreover, Lifeweaver was revealed to be pansexual,,
A Plant-Based Controller
Overwatch 2’s latest hero comes with an extremely versatile kit that lets players control the battlefield. Placing a unique emphasis on player positioning and mopvement, hero designer Aaron Keller worked towards creating a new hero that added something new to the game,, with a whopping 7 hero abilities, Lifeweaver does just that,, Here are all of Lifeweaver’s powers:
- Parting Gift (Passive)
- Upon death, Lifeweaver leaves a healing item that heroes from either side can pick up
- Healing Blossom
- A healing ability,, focuses on positioning
- Life Grip
- Lifeweaver shields a targeted hero before pulling them towards him
- Thorn Volley
- Launches a burst of sharp projectiles
- Rejuvenating Dash
- Lifeweaver repositions, gaining additional passive healing
- Petal Platform
- Manifests pressure-sensitive platforms that rise when heroes step on them
- Tree of Life (Ultimate)
- Lifeweaver creates a large biolight structure anywhere on the map which heals allies within its proximity