Overwatch 2 Reveals First Thai Hero, Support Specialist ‘Lifeweaver’
Blizzard Entertainment has revealed its first Thai Hero for Overwatch 2, who is coming to the game when Season 4 launches on April 12, 2023.
Voiced by Thai actor Phuwin Tangsakyuen (ภูวินทร์ ตั้งศักดิ์ยืน), Lifeweaver is the 37th hero of Overwatch 2 and will represent Thailand to the millions of players around the world who play the free-to-play, team-based action game.
Lifeweaver’s full name is Niran PruksaManee, nicknamed Bua (บัว), which refers to lotus flowers in Thai. He’s witty, kind, and always looking to lift those in need—sometimes literally. He is also characterized by his love and respect for nature as well as his advanced biolight technology, playing a pivotal role in the healing and utility aspects of his kit.
Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver Abilities
Check out his ability kit below:
Healing Blossom is Lifeweaver’s first primary fire. With this weapon, he charges a luminescent flower and sends it to his allies. The longer he charges the blossom, the more healing it provides.
His alternate primary fire is called Thorn Volley. With this weapon, he fires biolight thorns at enemies in a scattered pattern. Keep in mind, you will be unable to heal your allies while using Thorn Volley, so be aware of your surroundings and manage these two primary fires wisely!
Petal Platform and Rejuvenating Dash
Petal Platform is Lifeweaver’s secondary-fire ability. He throws a pod that blooms into a flower-like platform upon landing. Whether ally or enemy, anyone stepping on the platform causes it to elevate, and it will remain airborne for a certain amount of time.
Anyone using the platform can launch themselves high into the air by timing a jump right as the platform reaches maximum height.
Rejuvenating Dash lunges Lifeweaver in his traveling direction while lightly healing himself. Pair this ability with Rejuvenating Dash to cover a fair amount of distance both horizontally and vertically.
Life Grip envelops an ally in protective biolight and pulls them to Lifeweaver’s position. While an ally is within Life Grip, they are invulnerable to all damage.
Tree of Life
Lifeweaver places a large biolight tree that pulses with healing energy. This tree provides cover for your team, meaning you can’t shoot, be shot, or pass through it.
Lifeweaver is coming to Overwatch 2 when Season 4 launches on April 12, 2023.