Overwatch 2 Season 4 Start Date & Details

Here's everything you need to know about Overwatch 2 Season 4.

Overwatch 2 Season 4 is right around the corner, which means a lot of new content is heading our way. A new support hero is joining the Overwatch 2 roster, and some epic Space Opera-themed cosmetics are up for grabs in the new season’s Premium Battle Pass. Here’s a look at the Overwatch 2 Season 4 start date and a recap of what’s new and changed.

When Does Overwatch 2 Season 4 Start?

Overwatch 2 Season 4 begins on April 11, 2023, at 2 p.m. EDT. The new season introduces a new support hero named Lifeweaver, along with a new Battle Pass, limited-time event, and mythic skin.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new in Season 4:

  • Lifeweaver
  • B.O.B. and Weave
  • Starwatch: Galactic Rescue
  • Battle for Olympus
  • Hero Updates
  • Competitive Changes


Lifeweave, a scientist from Thailand, is a healer with a diverse kit of skills that allow him to support allies through several methods. Healing Blossom can regenerate health on allies with a charged burst. Petal Platform can elevate allies, and Life Grip can pull them to safety. 

B.O.B. and Weave

B.O.B. and Weave is a new 3v3 deathmatch arcade mode game where all players play as the new Lifeweaver hero. Each player gets a single B.O.B. that can be pulled around the map with Life Grip and used to eliminate allies.

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue is a 4v4 game mode that begins on May 9 and runs through May 22. Players join the Watchers or Infinite Empire in an epic battle for space supremacy. Watchers are on offense, and Infinite Empire is on defense. Players assemble their teams by picking a selection of heroes and then work through various objectives. As part of the Space Opera-themed Battle Pass, some players can play as Space Prince Lucio, Infinite Ace D.Va, Seer Mercy, and Extraterrestrial Winston.

Battle for Olympus

The popular Battle for Olympus game mode returns for one week from May 23 to May 29. In an explosive free-for-all or a Team Deathmatch game mode, players can assemble a powerful team of heroes powered up by the Greek Gods!

During this same period, players can complete some Symmetra challenges to obtain a Legendary Gardening Symmetra skin.

Hero Updates

The following heroes are seeing some updates in Overwatch 2 Season 4:

  • Brigitte: reworked ultimate ability Rally to be more engaging and powerful
  • SigmaReinhardtCassidy: pulled back their lethality
  • Mercy: reverted changes introduced in Season 3, and slight adjustment to Guardian Angel

Competitive / Matchmaking Changes

There are also a few changes to the competitive and matchmaking experiences. Seasonal decay is being removed, and the match’s average skill rating will be displayed at the start of every game. Post-match, players can also see their win-loss ratio and how close they are to the next division in their rank. 

You can check out the Season 4 announcement on the Blizzard website and review everything you need to know about Lifeweaver.