Overwatch 2 Venture: New DPS release season, abilities, more

Nathan Warby
Venture in Overwatch 2Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch 2 is getting a new DPS Hero called Ventrue, and Blizzard gave fans a first look at their kit at BlizzCon 2023. Here’s everything we know about Venture in Overwatch 2 so far, including their abilities and when they will arrive.

Overwatch 2 Season 8 is around the corner, which is set to bring the brand-new Tank Hero Mauga, along with the usual Battle Pass and buffs and nerfs fans expect. However, at BlizzCon 2023, the devs shared a host of details about what’s to come beyond the next major update.

After plenty of Tank and Support characters arrived in Overwatch 2, Players have been desperate for a new DPS Hero to join the ranks. Luckily, their wishes are being answered as Venture is set to debut in the game later down the line.

Here’s everything you need to know about Venture in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 Venture release season

The devs have confirmed that Venture will arrive in Overwatch 2 Season 10. This sticks with the dev’s usual schedule of releasing a new Hero every two seasons, with Mauga coming in Season 8 and Season 9 focusing on a new map instead.

There is currently no official release date for Overwatch 2 Season 10, but based on past seasons lasting around eight or nine weeks, we expect it to be somewhere around the March 26 mark. We’ll be sure to update this page as soon as an official date has been confirmed.

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Who is Venture in Overwatch 2?

The complete backstory for Venture in Overwatch 2 is yet to be revealed, but the devs explained at BlizzCon 2023 that they’re a “swashbuckling archeologist” from Canada. It was also confirmed that Venture is non-binary, making them the first OW2 Hero to use they/them pronouns.

We’ll likely get a deeper dive into Venture’s background ahead of Overwatch 2 Season 2, so check back here for more details.

Overwatch 2 Venture abilities

Venture’s main ability in Overwatch 2 allows them to burrow underground to easily avoid enemy attacks. As shown off during BlizzCon 2023, this makes the DPS Hero invulnerable while they’re below the surface and even deals damage as they reemerge, so it has plenty of attacking and defensive benefits.

They will also have a Primary weapon that “shoots a projectile out a set distance” before exploding, even dishing out damage to enemies around corners. The last ability showcased was a dash that hurts any rival players in their path and gives them +50 shield for a short time.

That was everything we know about Venture in Overwatch 2 so far. We’ll update this page with a full breakdown of their kit and lore as soon as they are revealed. In the meantime, check out our other Overwatch 2 guides:

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Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].