When does Lifeweaver release in Overwatch 2?

You don't have to wait long.
Overwatch 2 hero Lifeweaver in action.
Screenshot via [Overwatch on Twitter](https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/1643312478779232256?s=20)

Overwatch 2’s most recently announced addition to the hero roster, Lifeweaver, is headed to the game a lot sooner than many might have anticipated given the timing of his reveal.

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The hero was announced on April 3, but he will be in the game to start season four, which is just a week away. So far in Overwatch 2, Blizzard has tended to release new hero information well before the character is playable in-game. 

Outside of the three heroes that were added during the OW2 launch, there has only been one other hero to join the Overwatch 2 roster. The tank Ramattra was introduced to fans at the beginning of November, relatively shortly after the OW2 launch, and he was added to the game at the start of season two in December.

The month-long heads-up with Ramattra led to many players waiting with bated breath ahead of season four because the expectation was that a new hero would be announced well in advance of the season. But that ended up not being the case as Blizzard threw the news at fans just a week before they’d start seeing him in quick play.

When is Lifeweaver coming to Overwatch 2?

Lifeweaver smiles in Overwatch 2.
Screengrab via Overwatch on Twitter

Lifeweaver will be available to play on Tuesday, April 11 following the season four update, which will likely take place in the middle of the day for North American players. Gamers who purchase the premium battle pass will get Lifeweaver at level one of the battle pass, and those who don’t shell out the OW coins to get the upgraded battle pass will get him at level 45.

Players don’t need to worry too much about seeing Lifeweaver in their ranked games when he arrives, though. As is tradition with new OW heroes, Lifeweaver will be unavailable for the first couple of weeks during season four. He will be unlocked for competitive modes two weeks after his initial release on April 25.

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Max Miceli
Senior Staff Writer. Max graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism and political science degree in 2015. He previously worked for The Esports Observer covering the streaming industry before joining Dot where he now helps with Overwatch 2 coverage.