Overwatch 2 New Season: Exciting news for all the Overwatch enthusiasts out there! Get ready to welcome a brand new tank hero, Mauga, who’s about to make a grand entrance in Overwatch 2 New Season. The good word comes from a recent post on Nintendo eShop, and the wait is almost over – we’re talking the end of this week!
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Overwatch 2 New Season: Debut and Trial Period
As per the reports by News Post, Mauga, the 39th hero of Overwatch 2 New Season, will be playable during a limited-time trial starting right after November 3rd. This trial period will continue until November 5th. Blizzard had tentatively planned to announce Mauga’s trial during BlizzCon, which is now officially underway.
Who is Mauga?
Mauga, which translates to “mountain” in Samoan, is a fierce warrior known for his prowess in close combat. Mauga’s kit includes two chakrams named “Guni” and “Cha-Cha.” Guni can deal sustained damage to enemies, while Cha-Cha provides a finishing blow that causes a “death burst.”
Mauga also possesses an inactive ability known as Berserker, which grants him temporary health when he deals significant damage to his foes.
Unique Abilities of Mauga
Mauga boasts a charge ability named “Overrun,” which allows him to control a swarm of enemies, preventing them from escaping, and overpowering foes with a formidable grip. According to the store page, Mauga’s “Cardiac Override” is a game-changing support ability that “engages both hearts” (oddly) and generates a bright spark that reduces incoming damage, allowing allies to survive and recover during intense encounters.
Thus far, Mauga’s ultimate ability, Kit Fight, is the most terrifying part of his kit. Kit Fight traps nearby enemies in a “slender-circle fighting ring” while the barrier blocks incoming damage and healing.
“If you can’t take him down quickly, the last thing you’ll see is his charming grin,” Blizzard wrote in a News Post.
A Promising Addition to Overwatch 2 New Season
While Mauga’s presence has remained somewhat of a secret among the players (he’s a pair of shorts in Baptiste’s backstory), fans might not expect his arrival to be as swift. Mauga’s forthcoming release represents Blizzard’s latest efforts to keep Overwatch fresh with new heroes, game modes, and story content since its debut in October 2022. Mauga joins the roster of six new heroes introduced by the shooter following the game’s launch in October 2022.