Lifeweaver Overwatch 2 Rumored Abilities

Lifeweaver, Overwatch 2's newest Support hero.
Lifeweaver, Overwatch 2's newest Support hero. / Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard recently announced the latest hero to join the Overwatch 2 roster — Lifeweaver. Here's what we know so far about his abilities.

Lifeweaver is the newest Support Hero set to join the Overwatch 2 hero roster in Season 4. So far, Blizzard has unveiled very little about this new hero, other than a single image for fans to get a glimpse at what he looks like.

There's some strong theming at play here, too. Lifeweaver appears to have a penchant for flowers, specifically the cherry blossom. In the revealed image, the hero can be seen with such a flower twirling in his hand, with petals taking a strong place as part of his back cosmetic. The official Overwatch Twitter account has been pretty liberal with its use of the cherry blossom emoji.

And while aesthetics alone have been enough to peak fan curiosity, many are excited to learn about the upcoming Support hero's abilities. Blizzard has yet to reveal what sort of kit Lifeweaver players will be dealing with, but some recent leaks have cleared up some of the mystery.

Lifeweaver Overwatch 2 Rumored Abilities

In a now-deleted article from PCGamesN, Overwatch 2's senior character technical artist Chonlawat Thammawan spoke about some of the inspirations behind Lifeweaver. According to Thammawan, who originally pitched the idea of a Thai hero, Lifeweaver is a celebration of Thai culture.

As for his abilities, Lifeweaver uses his Life Grip skill to manipulate the positions of enemies and allies in Overwatch 2.

Lifeweaver's Petal Platform ability allows him to create platforms that will lift fellow heroes to higher levels on the map. Additionally, he is equipped with the Thorn Volley, an alternate primary fire that can fend off aggressors, and his Rejuvenating Dash which provides a small burst of passive healing for nearby allies.

Lifeweaver's ultimate is supposedly calledd Tree of Life. It allows Lifeweaver to create a giant tree structure on the map that emits healing pulses to allies. It can also be used to block areas and disrupt the line of sight when used tactically.

Lifeweaver appears to be a different sort of Support hero, one that could certainly be used to push back a little bit more. Blizzard is set to reveal more information on Lifeweaver later today.