Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver guide: Abilities & how to play

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Overwatch 2 is getting a brand-new Hero in Season 4 known as Lifeweaver and for those wondering what their abilities are and how to play them, here’s our complete guide.

Overwatch 2‘s new season is just around the corner, after an eventful Season 3 with many events and crossovers like the One Punch Man promotion. Blizzard has officially revealed details about the upcoming Overwatch 2 Season 4 update, including the unveiling of a new Support Hero arriving known as Lifeweaver.

Support is arguably one of the most important classes in all of Overwatch 2, being the backbone of any team as they provide the means to stay alive.

Players are extremely interested in the new Overwatch 2 Season 4 Hero Lifeweaver, so here are the character’s full abilities and how to play them.

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Lifeweaver is Overwatch 2’s new Support Hero for Season 4.

Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver abilities & weapons

Here are all of Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver’s abilities, as well as his primary fire and secondary fire weapons:

Abilities & Ultimate

  • Petal Platform: Throw a platform that springs upwards when stepped on
  • Rejuvenating Dash: Dash towards your traveling direction and lightly heal yourself
  • Life Grip: Pull an ally to your location protecting them as they travel
  • Parting Gift (Passive): On death, drop a gift that heals the first person, enemy or ally, to pick it up.
  • Tree of Life (Ultimate): Place a tree that instantly heals allies upon sprouting and continues healing periodically as it lives.


  • Healing Blossom (primary fire): Hold to charge a healing burst. Release to heal a targeted ally
  • Thorn Volley (secondary fire): Rapidly fire a spread of projectiles

How to use Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2

Lifeweaver is a support Hero, so the main idea when playing this character is to keep your team stocked up on heals and in the fight with the Healing Blossom primary fire. While Lifeweaver can protect himself with the Thorn Volley secondary fire, it’s not his main focus.

That said, when playing Lifeweaver, you’re going to want to be around your team, try not to venture away from allies too much, as this character is best when played close to their team and healing from a distance.

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Even if you do split off, Lifeweaver has great mobility with his Rejuvenating Dash and Petal Platform to get you back to your allies. Further, if you notice a teammate in trouble, he’s also great for keeping the team together, as Life Grip will pull them towards you and protect them while doing so.

Lifeweaver’s Tree of Life Ultimate ability is best used when your team is holding a point or trying to get a team off a point or choke, as its periodical heals can keep teammates alive and also block damage.

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