Lifeweaver hitbox issue still persists after buffs and control change

By Olivia Richman


Apr 25, 2023

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New support hero Lifeweaver received a huge buff today, with Blizzard giving the Overwatch 2 hero more accurate healing capabilities and more impactful abilities. But players have noticed that nothing was done to his hitbox, one of the biggest sources of frustration.

Ever since Lifeweaver bloomed onto the scene, players noticed that his hitbox was quite large, making him easy to hit. This is a huge concern for a support hero, which are already quite squishy and are the target of aggressive DPS enemies. This is thanks to Lifeweaver’s giant flower petal design — hitting this back piece will damage him.

Unfortunately, nothing has been done about Lifeweaver’s hitbox. At least not yet.

Overwatch 2 devs talk Lifeweaver hitbox

Lifeweaver hitbox

During a livestream interview on Twitch, lead hero designer Alec Dawson opened up about developers’ thoughts on all of the feedback the team received about Lifeweaver. When it came to the Thai hunk’s hitbox, Dawson admitted that the team was aware.

“It’s something that we’re still talking about right now, but we don’t have any dates to share,” he said. “Whenever we change hitboxes or anything model-wise, it’s quite a lot of work and it can involve multiple things.”

Due to how complex the hitbox dilemma is, Dawson stated that there will not be any immediate changes. While developers are discussing the problem, there is currently no timeline for this rework. This could leave Lifeweaver an underwhelming pick in competitive when he finally joins the rest of the roster.


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