Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the details for Overwatch 2 Season 4, which brings a new hero, new skins, and new out-of-this-world adventures.
Overwatch 2’s new hero, Lifeweaver, is a scientist from Thailand who harnesses his biolight technology on his mission to heal the world. Despite being on the run from Viskar, he is determined to use his technology to make a difference for those around him.
Lifeweaver wields a diverse kit that enables him to heal and rescue his teammates. Healing Blossom blasts charged bursts of recovery for injured allies. Swap to his second primary fire, Thorn Volley, and become a thorn in your opponent’s side. Raise your teammates to new heights with Petal Platform or pull them to safety with Life Grip. Lifeweaver can provide incredible sustained healing and protection with his ultimate ability, Tree of Life.
Starting now until April 26, players will be able to dive into the all-new arcade mode, B.O.B. and Weave, where two other teammates will go head-to-head in a 3v3 deathmatch. Everyone plays Lifeweaver, and each team will get a single B.O.B that call be pulled around the map using Life Grip to eliminate your enemies.
A new control map, Talon’s secret underwater lair Talantis, will also be available for play in the Arcade for a limited time from April 26 to May 2.
Players will also embark on a space opera PvP event starting May 10 through May 23 where you’ll join either the Watchers or the Infinite Empire in an epic battle for galactic supremacy.
Starwatch: Galactic Rescue is a 4v4 game mode that takes place on a reworked Horizon Lunar Colony where Watchers will attack against the defending Infinite Empire. Assemble your team from select heroes to represent the Watchers and Infinite Empire and battle your way through new objectives (and surprises!)
Additionally, Battle for Olympus makes its return once again for Overwatch 2 from May 24 through May 30, where Zeus Junker Queen will take on her powerful rivals once again in this explosive Free-For-All, which is now available as a Team Deathmatch ruleset too.
Overwatch 2 Season 4 will also include additional balance updates, including a reworked ultimate ability for Brigitte. First up, we are making small changes to Sigma, Reinhardt, and Cassidy focusing on pulling back their lethality a little bit.
The team has addressed Brigitte’s ultimate ability Rally to be more engaging and powerful when she is using the ultimate. Brigitte now gains a fixed amount of recoverable armor and powers her shield up with increased size and health, along with the ability to stun. So, when you hear her battle cry, get ready for some wild brawls.
Overwatch 2 Season 4 is coming on April 12, 2023.