Overwatch 2 Mauga guide: abilities, ultimate, tips, and more

Patrick Dane
Overwatch 2's Mauga using his Ultimate

Overwatch 2’s Mauga is finally here. The 39th hero is a hulking tank, and it seems he will be a real handful when it comes to getting up close and personal. 

Perhaps the most requested hero in Overwatch 2, Mauga, has finally arrived, in full in Overwartch 2. He is the latest tank in the game and is available as of the launch of Season 8. While players got hands-on with him the weekend of BlizzCon, he’s now out and here to stay.

Mauga is a ferocious fire-themed brawler. If you like your tanks up close and personal causing havoc, Mauga will be for you. If you always thought Reinhardt could use even more fire than his Fire Strikes, and still relish charging in, you’ll get a kick out of him.

That said, there is nuance to his play, allowing you to swap from poke to devastating close range damage in a heartbreak. Which makes sense, since Mauga has two hearts. Even since nerfs to his kit, the controlled chaos of his central kit remains.

So, what are all of his abilities, weapons, and ultimate? Don’t worry, here’s everything you need to know about getting to grips with the game‘s newest tank’s kit.

Overwatch 2 Mauga’s Weapons

Overwatch 2's Mauga using his chainguns

Mauga is the first dual-wielding hero since Wrecking Ball was revealed, and he is showing off his immense strength by carrying around two chainguns. His Incediary Chaingun, called Gunny, ignites enemies like Ashe’s Dynamite after repeated hits. The other, known as Cha-Cha deals critical damage to burning enemies. As you can see, they synergize nicely. You can also fire both at the same time or individually.


Incendiary Chaingun

  • Automatic weapon that ignites enemies on repeated impacts.

Volatile Chaingun

  • Automatic weapon that deals critical damage to burning enemies.

Overwatch 2 Mauga’s abilities

Mauga in Overwatch 2 shooting

Mauga’s broader kit is about getting him and his team into the other team and causing incendiary havoc. His Berserker passive has him gaining health when dealing out critical damage. He’s also unstoppable to any crowd control while charging with his Overrun ability. His Cardiac Overdrive gives everyone the equivalent of Reaper’s passive with a buff as he makes nearby allies take reduced damage and heal by doing damage.

Of course, this is all topped off by his Cage Fight ultimate. This deploys a barrier that can trap enemies inside with Mauga. He can then fight those enemies with unlimited ammo. However, you may not want to over-commit and trap too many enemies with you in there.



  • Gain temporary health when dealing critical damage. (As you can tell, this synergizes amazingly with his Incendiary and Volatile Chaingun, meaning he will gain lots of health if he is using both guns)



Overwatch 2's Mauga using his Overrun ability
  • Charge forward and stomp to launch enemies. You are unstoppable while charging.

Cardiac Overdrive

Overwatch 2's Mauga using his Cardiac Overdrive
  • Nearby allies take reduced damage and heal by dealing damage.


Overwatch 2's Mauga using his Cage Fight Ultimate

Cage Fight

  • Deploy a barrier that traps yourself and your enemies. Gain unlimited ammo while inside.

Tips for using Overwatch 2’s Mauga

Mauga is a fairly versatile tank. He can poke and do ranged damage, but he is always going to be most devastating up close. He will prefer to be in players’ faces but will be able to transition into a little poke, so as not to be useless before a fight breaks out.

Here are some very early observations we’ve had while experimenting with Mauga’s abilities:

  • You can shoot his chainguns individually or in tandem. There are reasons you’d want to do both.
  • If you are firing both chainguns simultaneously, the spread goes very wide. This means you do not want to be doing it at anything past very close range. That said, he shreds at close range.
  • If enemies are far off, instead fire the chainguns one at a time as they are far more accurate when fired individually.
  • Fire the left chaingun first. This will start to ignite enemies. Then use the right chaingun as this deals critical damage to burning enemies
  • Mauga will make an excellent partner to Ashe as her Dynamite activates his right chaingun to do critical damage.
  • Practice with his Overrun ability. You can cancel it by pressing the same button, but you won’t do the powerful big jump. Also, enemies will roll off you as you run into them. This isn’t Reinhardt’s charge so you won’t suck enemies in. However, if you press the jump button while charging, you decide when to do the big slam that pushes players back.
  • Cardiac Overdrive is a very powerful ability. Save it for moments when you are expecting you and your team to take a lot of damage. This is when the enemy is using a lot of Ultimates and you need to try and outlast them.
  • Try and use Cage Fight on isolated targets. If you over-commit to it and find yourself alone against four enemies, it’s probably not going to go great for you.

There you have it! That was everything you need to know about Mauga, his abilities, weapons and ultimate. We will be expanding this guide to include how to get the best out of the hero when we get more hands-on, so stay tuned.