BlizzCon 2023 kicks off at this time, and throughout the present’s opening ceremony, we got a primary peek at Overwatch 2’s new Samoan hero (the thirty ninth in whole) Mauga. A muscle-bound Tank character, Mauga wields a pair of chainguns and feels like he’s going to be fairly exhausting to cease in the suitable palms. You will get a primary peek at Mauga in motion, under.
Blizzard describes Mauga as a “brutal-but-cunning” hero designed to “bash by way of the entrance strains and brawl together with his opponents in close-quarter fight, by wielding two highly effective chainguns that may both be hearth individually or in unison.” Curiously, Mauga’s two chainguns have totally different skills, with one firing off incendiary pictures and the opposite dealing essential hits.
A few of Mauga’s skills embody “Overrun,” which is able to allow you to cost by way of enemy strains, “Cardiac Overdrive” which reduces injury to Mauga and people round him as he pours on the offense, and “Cage Battle” that primarily traps opponents in a bubble with the ability to dam out injury and therapeutic from the surface. Once more, feels like Mauga is kind of the highly effective addition to the roster — we’ll see if any nerfs are forthcoming.
Along with Mauga, Blizzard additionally teased various different issues coming in 2024. Three further heroes will launch in 2024, with one being an attacker Enterprise (coming with Season 10) and the opposite one nonetheless going by the codename House Ranger (Season 12). You will get a peek at each of the brand new heroes, under.
The longer term for #Overwatch2 is BRIGHT ✨
⚔️ New Sport Mode CLASH
🌸 New Map Hanaoka
💥 New Injury Hero
🩹 New Assist Hero
Dive into these reveals and extra of what is to come back in 2024 TOMORROW at 1:30pm PT throughout the What’s Subsequent Panel! pic.twitter.com/OWiUyo8Xpe
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) November 3, 2023
After all, Blizzard is engaged on extra than simply new heroes. The Overwatch crew can be engaged on a brand new recreation mode, Conflict, which is able to see two groups battle for a collection of 5 seize factors. The primary map for this new mode will probably be a reworked model of Hanamura referred to as Hanaoka. Gamers may sit up for a full revamp of aggressive play and quite a lot of new occasions with Egyptian, witchcraft, eldritch horror, and mirror universe themes.
Overwatch 2 will be performed on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, PS5, and Swap. Season 8 of Overwatch 2 goes dwell on December 5, however people can check out Mauga this weekend (November 3 by way of November 5).