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The Exciting New Features You Can Expect from Overwatch 2 Season 8's Call of the Hunt


Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt artwork

Blizzard Entertainment welcomes players to Overwatch® 2’s latest Season 8: Call of the Hunt, set to commence on December 5. The update promises fierce battles, a new Tank hero Mauga, festive holiday events, Hero Mastery courses, and exciting rewards.


1. Mauga - The Newest Tank Hero


1.1 Mauga's Abilities


Mauga, the new hero in Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt

  • Incendiary Chaingun (Primary Fire): Automatic weapon igniting enemies.

  • Volatile Chaingun (Secondary Fire): Deals critical damage to burning enemies.

  • Overrun (Ability 1): Charges forward, launching enemies and becoming unstoppable.

  • Cardiac Overdrive (Ability 2): Reduces damage taken and heals allies by dealing damage.

  • Cage Fight (Ultimate): Deploys a barrier, trapping Mauga and enemies, with unlimited ammo inside.

  • Berserker (Passive): Gains temporary health when dealing critical damage.


1.2 Mauga Adjustments


  • Health and Armor Changes: Mauga's health adjusted for improved durability.

  • Weapon Enhancements: Extra power added to chainguns, along with Armor HP.

  • Game Mode: Players can experience Mauga in the new 4v4 PvPvE game mode - The Battle of the Beasts.


2. Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt Highlights


2.1 Battle of the Beasts


  • A Grand Beast-themed 4v4 PvPvE mode with epic battles.

  • Play as Mauga for free or choose from other hunter-themed heroes.

  • Limited-time event with challenges, cosmetics, and a Mythic Grand Beast Orisa skin.


Battle of the Beasts gamemode in Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt

2.2 Hard Light Weapon Skins


  • Introduces Weapon Skins for customization, starting with Hard Light theme for Rein, Reaper, and Mercy.

  • Ongoing evolution of Weapon Skins with player feedback.


Hard Light Weapon Skins in Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt

2.3 Winter Wonderland Event


  • Celebrate the holidays with new Holiday skins.

  • Earn a free legendary skin by completing challenges.

  • Returning event modes like Mei’s Snowball Offensive and Yeti Hunt.


Winter Wonderland Overwatch 2 event

2.4 Hero Mastery Courses


  • New courses for Echo, Genji, Mei, D.Va, and Lucio starting January 2.

  • Introduction of Bookmarks for Hero Mastery replays for quick viewing.

  • Year of the Dragon celebration with the return of Prop Hunt.


Hero Mastery Courses in Overwatch 2 Season 8: Call of the Hunt

3. Detailed Patch Notes


3.1 Mauga - Season 8 Patch Notes


  • Mauga joins the roster with a list of abilities and adjustments.

  • Other heroes receive buffs and nerfs, contributing to overall game balance.

  • MMR Decay changes, weapon customization, and various bug fixes.



4. Battle Pass and Rewards


  • Season 8 Battle Pass introduces 80 tiers of rewards.

  • Premium Battle Pass offers the Mythic Grand Beast Orisa skin.

  • Ultimate Battle Pass Bundle includes exclusive skins, tiers, and Overwatch Coins.


Screenshot of Mauga in Overwatch 2 Chapter 8: Call of the Hunt


5. Conclusion


Overwatch 2's Season 8: Call of the Hunt beckons players to jump into the hunt, featuring Mauga, exciting game modes, customization options, and festive events. With an array of new content and adjustments, the update promises an adventurous and thrilling experience for Overwatch enthusiasts.

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