Overwatch 2’s new tank hero will likely be playable this weekend, no less than that’s what a submit on the Nintendo eShop says.
Based on the information submit, Mauga, OW2’s thirty ninth hero, will likely be playable throughout a limited-time trial beginning later at present, November 3. The trial will run via November 5. Blizzard was possible planning on asserting the Mauga trial throughout BlizzCon, which kicks off at present, however the Change itemizing has spoiled that and the brand new hero’s skills, too.
Mauga (which interprets to Mountain in Samoan) is a huge of a person who makes a speciality of close-range battles. Mauga’s equipment contains two chainguns named “Gunny” and “Cha-Cha.” Gunny can deal burning injury to enemies whereas Cha-Cha delivers a “ending blow.” He’s additionally bought a passive capability referred to as Berserker that offers him short-term well being at any time when he offers vital injury to his enemies.
Mauga additionally has a cost capability referred to as Overrun that “can’t be stopped by any crowd management skills, and stomps into opponents dealing a robust knockback.” The shop web page additionally reveals Mauga has a pseudo-support capability referred to as Cardiac Overdrive that “have interaction each of his hearts” (bizarre) “and create an aura that reduces incoming injury, permitting allies to heal themselves whereas dealing injury.”
By far the scariest a part of Mauga’s toolkit is his final capability, Cage Combat. Cage Combat will lure close by enemies in a “cylindrical preventing ring” whereas its barrier blocks enemy injury and therapeutic. In case you get trapped in one in every of these, your entire squad will get to look at as Mauga stomps your ass in.
“In case you can’t take him down shortly, the very last thing you may see is his charming smile,” Blizzard wrote within the information submit.
Though Mauga’s existence has been a little bit of an open secret amongst gamers (he’s in a few Baptiste shorts) it wasn’t clear when he would debut—and gamers might not have anticipated it to be so quickly. Mauga’s imminent launch is the newest in Blizzard’s efforts to maintain the favored hero shooter well-fed with new heroes, recreation modes, and story content material. Counting Mauga, the shooter has added six new heroes because the recreation launched in October 2022.
Kotaku reached out to Blizzard for remark.
Make sure you depart a candle out in your assist gamers this weekend for anybody taking part in towards Mauga. We’re gonna want it.