The gameplay trailer for the next Overwatch 2 support hero is here! Read on for Lifeweaver’s abilities, ultimate, and more.

Blizzard has revealed the gameplay trailer for the next Overwatch 2 hero! Niran Pruksamanee, also known as Lifeweaver, will enter the fray in Overwatch 2 Season 4. Read on for details about his abilities and ultimate alongside when he will debut in the game.

Overwarch 2 Lifeweaver abilities (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Overwarch 2 Lifeweaver abilities (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities

Lifeweaver’s first primary fire is Healing Blossom. With it, he charges the flower before tossing it at a teammate to heal them. The more charge, the more healing. His other primary fire is Thorn Volley, which scatters biolight thorns at his foes.

Lifeweaver using Healing Blossom (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Lifeweaver using Healing Blossom (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Next, Lifeweaver can use Petal Platform to lift a player up from the battlefield. When the pod he tosses lands, it becomes a flower and elevates either a teammate or an enemy into the air.

"Anyone using the platform can launch themselves high into the air by timing a jump right as the platform reaches maximum height," Blizzard explained.

Lifeweaver's Petal Platform ability (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Lifeweaver's Petal Platform ability (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Using Rejuvenating Dash, Lifeweaver can lunge in the direction he's travelling and heal himself a bit.

Rejuvenating Dash feels like Hanzo's dash (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Rejuvenating Dash feels like Hanzo's dash (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

The new support hero can also pull a teammate towards him with Life Grip. In the trailer, he saves Symmetra from a fall. A teammate within Life Grip is invulnerable to damage.

The new support hero using Life Grip (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The new support hero using Life Grip (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Lifeweaver's ultimate is Tree of Life. It has him shout "Life unbridled!" as he places down a tree to heal teammates. The tree provides cover for his allies as well, meaning players can't be shot, shoot, or pass through it.

Lifeweaver's ultimate in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Lifeweaver's ultimate in Overwatch 2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

As for his Parting Gift passive, he drops a flower upon death. It heals the first player who picks it up.

Lifeweaver to debut as an LGBTQ+ character

To summarize, Blizzard's Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities include Healing Blossom, Thorn Volley, Petal Platform, Rejuvenating Dash, and Life Grip. Meanwhile, his passive is Parting Gift and his ultimate is Tree of Life. According to Blizzard, Lifeweaver is also an openly pansexual character.

  • Healing Blossom (Primary Fire)
  • Thorn Volley (Alternate Primary Fire)
  • Petal Platform (Secondary Fire)
  • Rejuvenating Dash
  • Life Grip
  • Parting Gift (Passive)
  • Tree of Life (Ultimate)

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver release date

The new support hero will debut in Overwatch 2 Season 4 on April 11. According to Blizzard, Lifeweaver is intelligent and a curious adventurer. He uses biolight technology and will "shift the dynamic of every fight by providing cover, leveraging his mobility, and impacting positioning in ways we’ve never seen before."

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