Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities and lore explained

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What are the abilities of new Overwatch 2 hero, Lifeweaver? Lifeweaver is a brand new ranged support hero heading to Overwatch 2’s list of iconic operators in season 4. This character presents a unique set of abilities that can not only influence his own team’s survivability but also the enemy squad’s positioning.

To help you get familiarized with Lifeweaver’s unique capabilities, we’ll be taking a look at the suite of skills that he’s been equipped with ahead of Overwatch 2 Season 4 and Overwatch 2 PvE’s release dates. We’ll also be providing more useful tidbits about this character’s background so you’ll be even more inclined to use him upon release.

How to get Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2

Lifeweaver will be available in-game from April 11, 2023 onwards as part of Overwatch 2 Season 4. This versatile support hero can be unlocked through the battle pass, meaning you’ll need to spend at least $9.99 / £8.39 to use him.

It’s worth noting, though, that the developers could provide a free alternative method of acquiring Lifeweaver, which means you may need to learn how to earn coins in Overwatch 2. For the time being, Season 4 will offer the ability to give Lifeweaver a trial run in the training room, custom games, and the all-new B.O.B. and Weave arcade mode.

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities

As a support hero, Lifeweaver’s abilities mainly focus on providing HP regeneration to his team through his Healing Blossom and Thorn Volley skills. Though in-game previews of these skills are yet to actually be provided, the former will be his main healing ability while the latter will enable him to reposition himself quickly while providing “a small burst of passive healing.” Additionally, his Life Grip skill also enables him to shield an ally and pull them to his position, making Lifeweaver an even more useful support to have around.

Further evidencing this character’s passion for healing are Lifeweaver’s passive and ultimate abilities called Parting Gift and Tree of Life, the first of which is activated whenever he dies. Once it kicks in, he drops a healing item that can be picked up by any character on the map. His ultimate skill, however, can heal allies within its perimeter as long as it remains up. It can also be placed anywhere on the map, meaning you can support your team with it no matter where you are.

But based on PCGamesN’s interview with Blizzard, his other skills can seemingly also catch enemy players out of position and dish out a decent amount of damage. His Thorn Volley apparently “serves as an alternate primary fire” that can be used to repel opposing heroes. On the other hand, Petal Platform allows him to generate “a pressure-sensitive platform that ascends,” when stepped on by any character.

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver lore

Lifeweaver, also known as Niran Pruksamanee, is the very first Thai hero to be introduced to the multiplayer FPS game. According to the developers, his entire design, from his clothes to his iconography, is heavily inspired by Thai culture.

As for his useful suite of healing abilities, these were apparently made possible through the use of his own invention called Biolight. This was apparently developed as a way of helping the sick and wounded he encountered during his travels. But now that he’s been added to Overwatch 2’s roster, he’s using it to help any hero that needs his aid.

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That covers Lifeweavers abilities and lore. Learn more about Overwatch 2 by checking out When is the next Double XP Weekend in Overwatch 2?.

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Overwatch 2

  • Release Date: October 4, 2022
    • - 04 October 2022 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter