Overwatch 2 Mauga - abilities, gameplay, kit, release date, new tank hero

Overwatch 2 Mauga, the new tank hero has been officially announced by the developers, and here we've covered all about his kit, weapon, abilities, and more.

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Overwatch 2 Mauga - abilities, gameplay, kit, release date, new tank hero

During BlizzCon 2023, Blizzard Entertainment had some exciting Overwatch 2 updates for fans, including the introduction of the new Tank hero, Mauga. This new tank hails from Samoa and is the 39th addition to the Overwatch hero lineup. 

Overwatch 2 Mauga is a fire-themed brawler who causes chaos and destruction. Now, let's delve into the details of Mauga's abilities, weapons, and ultimate to master this new tank's kit.

Overwatch 2 Mauga Abilities

Mauga was rumored to join the roster back in 2022 after Junker Queen. However, finally, on November 3rd, Blizzard officially revealed OW2 Mauga, his abilities, and weapons. Based on the reveal, Mauga's kit is intended to get him and his group within the other squad so they may spread deadly fire. 

  • Passive Ability: Berserker

Mauga gains temporary health when he inflicts critical damage. This synergizes brilliantly with his Incendiary and Volatile Chainguns, ensuring he can amass substantial health by wielding both weapons effectively.

  • Ability 1: Overrun

Charge forward and stomp to launch enemies. You are unstoppable while charging.

  • Ability 2: Cardiac Overdrive

Nearby allies take reduced damage and heal by dealing damage.

  • Ultimate Ability: Cage Fight

Deploy a barrier that traps yourself and your enemies. Gain unlimited ammo while inside.

Overwatch 2 Mauga Weapons

OW2 Mauga is the first dual-wielding hero since Wrecking Ball in the game, and he showcases his immense strength by wielding two chainguns:

  • Incendiary Chaingun: An automatic weapon that ignites enemies upon repeated impacts.
  • Volatile Chaingun: An automatic weapon that inflicts critical damage on burning enemies.

OW2 Mauga Abilities Guide: How to play Mauga

Overrun (E Ability)

Mauga's Overrun ability is as unstoppable as it appears in the hero's reveal trailer. It cannot be halted by crowd control abilities and concludes with a war stomp that knocks up and stuns nearby enemies. This ability has a six-second cooldown and can be canceled at any time. Players can choose to initiate the stomp prematurely by left-clicking during the dash or allow Mauga to execute the stomp naturally after a few seconds.

Cardiac Overdrive (Movement ability)

This ability, on a 10-second cooldown, compensates for Mauga's lack of a shield. During its activation, a large ring surrounds Mauga, and allies within the radius experience reduced damage and gain life steal when dealing damage. Mauga himself benefits from this effect too. An indicator near your crosshair displays the remaining duration of the Cardiac Overdrive and the number of teammates within its range.

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Mauga's kit is intended to get him within the other squad so he may spread deadly fire.

Berserker (Passive)

With a massive health pool of 600, Mauga uses his Berserker ability to avoid being shredded without a shield. Dealing critical damage, a frequent occurrence with Cha-Cha provides him with temporary health. At present, this temporary health caps at 50, potentially increasing his total health to 650, without the need for assistance from other hero abilities.

Cage Fight (Ultimate)

Cage Fight, while not necessarily the most potent ultimate ability, is rich in flavor and offers ample crowd control, fitting for a tank. It generates a barrier that confines enemies within its boundaries. You can identify trapped enemies by the chains that visibly restrain them within the barrier. Inside the barrier, Mauga has unlimited ammunition. Developers have confirmed that Lifeweaver's Life Grip can extricate Mauga from the Cage Fight, effectively leaving your enemies confined like rats in a cage.

Incendiary and Volatile Chainguns (Weapons) 

In his trailer, Mauga humorously names his guns "Gunny" and "Cha-Cha." Gunny, his left-click weapon, is a machine gun that sets enemies ablaze, while Cha-Cha, his right-click weapon, deals critical damage to heroes already suffering from a burning debuff. 

You can fire each weapon individually or both simultaneously. However, firing both simultaneously increases Mauga's weapon spread and reduces his movement speed. It's advisable to use both weapons simultaneously only when you're close to an enemy, as it can devastate foes within a 10-yard radius.

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OW2 Mauga has named his guns "Gunny" and "Cha-Cha."

Overwatch 2 Mauga Release Date

Mauga is scheduled to join the Overwatch 2 roster officially on December 5, coinciding with the start of OW2 Season 8. Following Mauga, three more heroes will join the Overwatch 2 lineup in 2024. In the meantime, players can enjoy a sneak peek at Mauga in Overwatch 2 for a day before the official launch of Season 8 on December 5, 2023.

Mauga is an interesting character, fitting well with the Samoa map. Armed with two guns, he resembles the Tank roster's Bastion. Mauga's high rate of fire makes him a significant threat. Despite the 625 base HP, Mauga is vulnerable to ranged heroes like Widowmaker and Hanzo. Mastering OW2 Mauga's gameplay requires a strategic, aggressive playstyle with careful timing.

OW2 Mauga Story and Origin Trailer Revealed

The Overwatch 2 cinematic featuring Mauga's origin story and character evolution has also been dropped. The video starts with a peaceful scene on a ship, where Mauga is seen enjoying music and a drink—a stark contrast to his turbulent past. A vivid flashback takes us to his younger days, thrust into an intense battle. Tragically, two comrades fall, and Mauga is left unconscious. He awakens in a hospital, his hand tightly gripping a doctor's collar. 

The narrative then shifts to the present, where Mauga is seen eating a piece of fruit, symbolizing personal growth. Another flashback showcases his assertive side, teaming up with fellow Talon members. Returning to the present, the ship is a flurry of activity, filled with characters and weaponry, ending with Mauga extending an invitation for viewers to join in on the adventure.

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