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Who is the next tank hero in Overwatch 2?

By Olivia Richman


Jul 10, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Overwatch 2 developers are teasing the next tank hero.

Blizzard announced an exciting Overwatch 2 road map that shows a new hero coming every other season. The next hero is a support in Season 6, known as Invasion. While this highly anticipated season hasn’t even started yet, developers are already teasing what’s to come in Season 8.

During an interview, executive producer Jared Neuss talked about the next tank coming to Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 next tank teased by developers

While discussing Overwatch heroes with streamer Emongg, Neuss decided to open up a bit about the tank coming in Season 8.

“We have another hero coming after that I’m really excited about,” he said. “I think everyone’s going to be really excited about them. I won’t say much about that hero.”

On top of that, Neuss answered a burning question: Will the next hero be cute?

“Every hero is potentially cute from your perspective,” he said. “All of them are probably cute. We have a bunch coming up…”

The Overwatch 2 community immediately started speculating about the bulky bruiser, going off of the two clues given in the interview.

  • Cute
  • Someone the community is excited for

Based on this criteria, a lot of fans pondered if the tank will be Mauga. There have already been in-game hints pointing at Mauga joining the roster, including a poster referencing Samoa in the Antarctic Peninsula spawn room.

For now, unfortunately, the Overwatch 2 community will have to wait quite some time before hearing more about the Season 8 tank. Luckily, the support for Invasion is just around the corner, and the season is looking very promising.