Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2

Lifeweaver Overwatch 2: Abilities, first look, release date

By Fariha Bhatti

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Apr 4, 2023

Reading time: 3 min

Lifweaver has officially been revealed as the new hot new support hero in Overwatch 2, with his own custom tech that fuels teammates. 

Ramattra and Kiriko have set a pretty high benchmark for new heroes in Overwatch 2, but Blizzard seems to have it all under control. Since initial Lifeweaver teasers, the Overwatch 2 fanbase has eagerly been waiting to know more about the pansexual hero, who stays calm, doesn’t rely much on aim, but is still a nightmare for his foes. 

Lifeweaver is the 37th hero in Overwatch 2 and the ninth support, adding variation for less aggressive players. Here’s the first look at the Flower Ranger. 

Overwatch2’s first Thai hero has metallic blonde hair and a Greek God’s face. He’s carrying a Lotus flower in his gold-gloved hand, with mandala-style petals on his back. According to the devs, the mandala shape is the main inspiration behind Lifeweaver’s character design. 

What are all of Lifeweaver’s abilities in Overwatch 2? 

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver

Lifeweaver skirts away from aim-centered play and focuses more on utility. He’s mainly a healer who draws energy from his trailblazing invention dubbed “Biolight.” Using this matter, Lifeweaver can grant healing, create platforms, and more. 

“The aim was to create another support hero that didn’t rely on aim skill. Lifeweaver is designed for players that care a bit more about their own positioning, their game sense — those are the skills they check on more than necessarily aim skill,” lead hero designer Alec Dawson said.

Here are all the abilities of Lifeweaver:

  • Biolight: A regenerative technology that serves as the source of his healing powers
  • Petal Platform: Generates a pressure-sensitive platform that ascends when stepped on by heroes on both teams
  • Life Grip: Shields a targeted ally and pulls them to Lifeweaver’s position
  • Healing Blossom: A regenerative ability that forms the core of his kit, focusing on positioning and game sense rather than aim skill
  • Thorn Volley: An alternate primary fire that deals a respectable amount of damage to ward off aggressors.
  • Rejuvenating Dash: Provides a small burst of passive healing while falling back or repositioning
  • Parting Gift (Passive): Triggers upon death and drops a healing item that can be picked up by heroes on both teams
  • Tree of Life (Ultimate): Heals allies within its perimeter for as long as it remains active and can be placed anywhere on the map to disrupt sightlines and block chokepoints

How to get Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2

Lifeweaver can only be unlocked through Overwatch 2 Season 4 battle pass.

Overwatch 2’s fourth season is slated to debut on April 11, with the addition of a new hero named Lifeweaver anticipated to come via the game’s upcoming battle pass. Similar to past releases, players will not have immediate access to the new hero in competitive modes but will instead need to unlock the hero through the battle pass before being able to play them.