Blizzard reveals Mauga as Overwatch 2’s next hero - and teased two more after him

Blizzard reveals Mauga as Overwatch 2’s next hero - and teased two more after him
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Written by 

Megan Cooke


4th Nov 2023 20:03

Blizzard revealed a few new Overwatch heroes at the Blizzcon Opening Ceremony yesterday evening.

Mauga is the first Samoan hero to join the Overwatch roster and players are already excited to see what the tank has to offer.

Alongside Mauga, two more characters, who will be joining the game in 2024, have been introduced. 

Overwatch’s first Samoan character is finally here and players are excited to see him




During the opening ceremony at Blizzcon on 3 November, Blizzard announced that Samoan tank, Mauga, would finally be coming to the game.

With a huge machine gun in each hand, Mauga is very capable of holding his own on the front line, with the ability to use both of his guns to deal massive amounts of close-range damage.

Players are excited to see Mauga finally being announced, almost five years after he was initially supposed to be added to Overwatch, in place of Sigma, in 2019.

One Twitter user said: “He looks amazing! Can’t wait to play him!”

Another said: “It’s been a long time coming but WELL WORTH THE WAIT!!”

Players were given a short chance to trial the character before he comes to the game permanently alongside Season 8’s release in December.

Mauga wasn’t the only new character announced at Blizzcon




Mauga wasn’t the only new character announced, as Blizzard shared two additional heroes who will be joining the line-up in 2024.

A new damage hero, named Venture, will be joining in Season 10.

Not much is known about the new hero, however, according to Overwatch character designer Ana Martínez, Venture is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. This will make Venture the first non-binary hero in Overwatch.

As well as Venture, a new support hero, currently codenamed ‘Space Ranger’, will alco be coming in Season 12.

Megan is GGRecon's Evening & Weekend News Writer. She has an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and is working towards finishing her masters in Journalism. When she isn’t writing about games she can be found reading romance novels or playing cosy games like Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, APICO, and Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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