Overwatch 2 Gets New Update That Resolves Lifeweaver’s Clunky Controls

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Lifeweaver is the latest support hero in Overwatch 2. Ever since he was introduced, the community did not like him, mainly due to his clunky controls. This prompted Blizzard to launch a new update that resolves some of the most common issues with Lifeweaver.

The latest patch for Overwatch 2 adds a new layout for Lifeweaver’s abilities. His Rejuvenating Dash is now activated by jumping in mid-air instead of pressing the hotkey for Ability 1.

Players had some issues with Lifeweaver’s Petal Platform, so the company implemented much-needed changes to improve it. First, this ability has been moved from Secondary Fire to Ability 1. Second, Petal Platform can now be destroyed deliberately by using the ability again.

Blizzard also included a new option that allows players to switch back to the old control scheme if they prefer that over the new layout.

Patch Notes

  • Secondary Fire will now automatically swap to the Thorn Volley weapon and fire it, and while Thorn Volley is equipped, Primary Fire will weapon swap back to Healing Blossom and begin charging
  • Added a new Hero Option: "Interact Cancels Petal Platform" which reenables using the Interact input to destroy the Petal Platform and disables the Ability 1 input from destroying it
  • Diverged the Healing Blossom and Life Grip targeting sensitivity options so that they can be adjusted separately
  • Automatic reload time for the inactive weapon increased from 1.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds
  • Healing Blossom
    • Ammo count increased to 20 from 12
    • Slow now steadily applies after 1 second of max charge being held
  • Thorn Volley
    • Projectile Size reduced from .125 to .1
    • Spread pattern adjusted, with random spread reduced. 1 of the 2 projectiles per shot now fires closer to the crosshair
  • Tree of Life
    • Health increased from 1,000 to 1,200
    • Healing pulse increased from 50 to 75
  • Parting Gift (Passive)
    • Parting Gift has been removed
  • Fixed an issue where Tracer was missing in the Overwatch League themed lobby when low settings were enabled.
  • Fixed a number of edge cases where the matchmaker would be too uncertain about a player's rating, and thus move their rating up or down faster than intended.
  • Lifeweaver
    • Fixed an issue that caused Lifeweaver's Camera height to be set too low.
    • Fixed an issue that resulted in Petal Platform hit volumes to misalign in some instances.
    • Petal Platform's Icon will now correctly display status and remaining duration.
    • Addressed an issue where Life Grip could pull allies to the wrong location if cast from the enemy Petal Platform.
    • Life Grip now correctly pull targets unless specific conditions are met, such as using certain ultimates or the teleporter.
    • Improved Life Grip safety checks for various situations and locations.
    • Fixed in a previous update - Fixed a crash that could occur involving Junk Rat projectiles and dormant Petal Platforms.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Tree of Life to not properly attach when placed on ledges.

What can you say about Lifeweaver’s new default control scheme? Do you prefer it over the old layout?

Overwatch 2 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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