Blizzard has announced the latest addition to the Overwatch 2 roster, and it’s a character that is sure to excite players who prefer a support role. Meet Niran “Lifeweaver” Pruksamani, a healer from Thailand who is set to make his debut with the start of the fourth season.
WHO IS LIFEWEAVER?
Lifeweaver is a support character in Overwatch 2 who specializes in healing his teammates. He has the ability to create a platform that can lift up the hero who steps on it, or generate a shield that protects Pruksamani’s comrades from damage and attracts them to him. His main ability, however, is the ability to create a tree that instantly heals his teammates and continues to heal them until it disappears.
Alec Dawson, the chief character designer, has stated that Lifeweaver is ideal for those players who struggle with marksmanship. This hero was created to give players another support hero that doesn’t depend on the ability to aim.
WHERE DOES LIFEWEAVER COME FROM?
Nirana Pruksamani hails from Thailand and is a very close friend of Simmetra, with whom they studied together at the Vishkar Academy of Architects. But his background is not the only thing that sets him apart from other heroes in the game.
Blizzard has confirmed that Lifeweaver is pansexual. This means that he is attracted to people of all genders, which is a huge step forward for inclusivity in the gaming industry. It’s important to note that Lifeweaver’s sexuality is not a defining characteristic of his personality; it’s just one aspect of who he is.