Overwatch 2 is Getting a New Support Hero, Lifeweaver


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Overwatch 2 announces new support hero, Lifeweaver

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Overwatch 2 is getting a new support hero on April 11, when Season 4 begins. From Thailand, Lifeweaver is characterized by his passion for nature along with his advanced biolight technology. According to Blizzard, Lifeweaver has a unique playstyle that introduces new mechanics into the game.

Taking a look at his kit, Lifeweaver has two primary fire skills: Healing Blossom and Thorn Valley. With Healing Blossom, Lifeweaver charges a luminescent flower and sends it to his teammates. The longer the blossom is charged, the more healing it does. His alternate primary fire, Thorn Valley, allows Lifeweaver to fire biolight thorns at his enemies. The attack is in a scattered pattern, and although it’s designed for defense, Thorn Valley can do a decent amount of damage. The swappable primary skills mean when you’re playing Lifeweaver, you have to choose between healing or attacking.

A look at Lifeweaver's kit

A look at Lifeweaver’s kit

Petal Platform is Lifeweaver’s second-fire ability and it basically throws a platform that springs upwards when it is stepped on. It isn’t quite as tall as Baptiste’s Exo Boots, but anyone can use the platform — including players on the opposing team. His movement skill is Rejuvenating Dash, which lunges Lifeweaver in the direction he’s traveling while lightly healing himself. Then there’s Life Grip, which pulls an ally to Lifeweaver’s location while enveloping them in protective biolight. While that ally is in Life Grip, they are invulnerable to all damage — and Lifeweaver will not be able to disrupt an ulting ally with Life grip.

Speaking of ultimate abilities, Lifeweaver’s ultimate is Parting Gift. With it, he places a large biolight tree that pulses with healing energy while providing cover for his team. This means players cannot shoot, be shot, or pass through it.

You can learn more about Lifeweaver in Blizzard’s official post here while you wait for his release next week.

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver Gameplay Trailer

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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