Mauga’s 48-hour launch on the weekend of Friday, Nov. 3 has ticked all of the bins for Overwatch 2 gamers, they usually need Blizzard to make it the norm for every hero.
Overwatch 2’s latest tank character, Mauga, loved a brief stint reside earlier than his launch because of BlizzCon 2023; he was initially revealed throughout the occasion’s opening ceremony earlier than being made out there in matches throughout the weekend.
It appears this early testing interval was the right period of time for OW2 avid gamers, a claim many agreed with on Reddit on Nov. 13. Gamers had their time to see how the Mauga would impression the meta, they mentioned, and the quick snippet actually left them wanting extra.
This type of “stress testing” is the smartest possible move by Blizzard, in accordance with the OW2 neighborhood. Not solely did it give gamers time to search out what wanted work with Mauga, however they might additionally pinpoint the heroes his equipment would mesh with.
Particularly, gamers seen how lethal a Bastion and Mauga pairing can be in aggressive matchmaking, and all throughout the two days.
A group of avid gamers did remain cautious and mentioned they anticipate points to rear their heads as soon as he’s totally launched. Nevertheless, they’re nonetheless on board with this new launch mannequin.
Different heroes all through OW2’s historical past haven’t had as sleek an entrance. Lifeweaver’s arrival was plagued with neighborhood complaints. His clunky controls and talents had been among the primary causes gamers steered clear when selecting a help hero to play as.
Lifeweaver didn’t have the luxurious of a beta interval and gamers appear happy to keep his introduction as a “cautionary tale” to keep away from any longer.
Now, all keen followers should do is await Mauga’s full launch. The latest tank might be again in Fast Play lobbies on Dec. 5 alongside OW2’s eighth season.