Overwatch 2 Season 9 hero – is there a new hero coming in Season 9?

Overwatch 2 Season 9 hero – is there a new hero coming in Season 9?
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Do you need to know if a new hero is coming with Season 9 of Overwatch 2? Blizzard’s popular hero shooter is filled with colorful characters, but when is the next one being released?

Overwatch 2 Season 9 is almost here, and it’s easy to see why fans are excited. There are tons of new rewards to earn in the battle pass, and competitive play is getting a complete overhaul. With all this excitement comes those hoping for a new hero to play as. Does Season 9 have a new hero to unlock? We’re here to let you know.

Does Overwatch 2 Season 9 have a new hero?

No, there is no new hero coming with Season 9 of Overwatch 2. The next hero for Overwatch, Venture, who was shown off at BlizzCon 2023, is not going to be released until Season 10.

New heroes are released as part of the Battle Pass for players to unlock through gameplay. As revealed in the patch notes for Season 9, no surprise new hero is being introduced this season through the Battle Pass.

Since Season 8 just released the latest hero, Mauga, there will be a one-season gap between the release of new heroes. Mauga is hero 39 in Overwatch 2, and Venture will be hero 40.

Reaper in his Valentine skin in Overwatch 2
Image via Blizzard

Hero 40

The next hero for Overwatch 2, Venture, is the 40th hero to be introduced to the Overwatch universe. This hero is a non-binary archeologist who is able to burrow underground during gameplay. Venture will be coming with Season 10.

This is sad news for fans who were hoping for a new hero to play around with and shake up competitive mode. However, competitive mode is getting an overhaul this season, so adding another hero on top of that could cause too many issues.

Does a new hero release every season of Overwatch 2?

No, new heroes are not released every season of Overwatch 2. Overwatch 2 typically rotates between introducing a new map and a new hero. A season will receive a new map, and then the next will receive a new hero.

This season the Junkertown map gets an upgrade with changes to the map near the first checkpoint. The map will receive a burned-out building to provide some cover at the gates to the city, revealed in the Season 9 post by Blizzard.

The new map updates to Junkertown in Overwatch 2
Image via Blizzard

Season 8 introduced a new hero, so it makes sense that Season 9 updates the map.

That’s everything you need to know about whether Season 9 is bringing a new hero to Overwatch 2. Be sure to check out our game space for Overwatch 2 so you don’t miss out on anything new for the popular hero shooter.

Overwatch 2 Season 9 hero FAQs

Is Venture coming in Season 9 of Overwatch 2?

No, the next hero for Overwatch 2, Venture, is not being released until Season 10.

Why doesn’t a hero release every season of Overwatch 2?

Overwatch 2 rotates between content, new maps, and new heroes. Season 9 gets a new map instead of a new hero.