Blizzard has just announced that the new hero coming in season 2 will be revealed at the Overwatch League Grand Finals this weekend. And we might already know who it will be.
Blizzard has already announced that a brand-new hero will join the Overwatch 2 roster in the second season. In recent weeks, fans have been racking their brains over who this secretive new hero could be. A renowned leaker has already teased a strong lead towards a character that most people already know from the Overwatch lore. In any case, we'll know more this weekend, since Blizzard will officially announce the new hero at the OWL grand finals.
The Overwatch 2 Grand Finals Will Reveal A New Hero
With the launch of Overwatch 2, three new heroes were added to the roster. Although Blizzards newest shooter had a few initial difficulties, the newest heroes Sojourn, Junker Queen and Kiriko have received a lot of sympathy from the community. With the start of Season 2 in December, a new Hero will come to Overwatch.
Through the past weeks there has been a lot of speculation about whom this might be, but now Blizzard is going to set an end to the mystery. They have just announced, that we will get to see the newest hero at the Overwatch League Grand Finals on November 4.
New Overwatch 2 Hero Leaked – Who Is It Going To Be?
The leaker OW2leaks4u is one of the few sources, I would put my trust into. A long time ahead of the Overwatch 2 launch, they had already leaked Kiriko as the new "Fox Girl" hero in Overwatch 2 and also never had an inaccurate leak.
To a question about whether he knows anything about the new season 2 hero, he responded with "My aunt's uncle got arthritis", which may sound like total nonsense at first, but it is actually a hidden message. If you take the first letters of every word in that sentence, it spells "MAUGA". But who is that anyway?
Well, Mauga is not only an already existing character in the Overwatch universe, but also a very popular one. He appeared in the Baptiste short story "What you left behind" as a strapping Talon force and a former friend of Baptiste's. Mauga has a dark and lighter side; on the one hand, he cares for his friend and shows Baptiste mercy after he abandoned him, but on the other hand, he is making jokes about mass murdering innocent people. Strange dude!
Mauga is a Heavy Assault at Talon, and therefore has a big, tank-like stature and heavy armor. Sounds a lot like a tank, right? Well, that is exactly, what the Overwatch game director Aaron Keller has already indicated in the past.
In case you didn't know, Mauga was originally intended to be Hero 31, but as the design for the new hero came together, Blizzard decided that it didn't suit Mauga's personality and instead created an entirely new hero, Sigma. But Geoff Goodman and Joshua Noh stated, that they still plan on making him a playable hero in Overwatch. They made that statement about 3 years ago, so I guess it's finally time. We will see if our guess is correct, by watching the OWL Grand Finals on Friday, November 4.
What do you think? Are you as excited for Mauga as I am, or do you believe it could be a totally different hero?