Thai voice actor brings Overwatch 2’s Lifeweaver to life as first Southeast Asian hero and pansexual character

On April 11, the first day of Season 4 of Overwatch 2, the game’s newest hero, Lifeweaver, was introduced. The voice actor for Lifeweaver is also of Thai descent, just like his character.

As a result of his introduction, Lifeweaver became the 37th hero and the ninth support character available in Overwatch 2. The floral healer was the first character to originate from a country in Southeast Asia to join Overwatch. Lifeweaver went to Vishkar Academy as a kid when he met Symmetra, who became one of his best friends. Aside from how he came into being, the game also disclosed that Lifeweaver is pansexual.

During matches, Lifeweaver will frequently switch between Thai and English. Blizzard Entertainment, to its credit, chose an actor who is genuinely capable of speaking Thai for the role. Phuwin Tangsakyuen, who provides the voice for Lifeweaver, is the only actor about whom we have any information.

The voice actor for the Overwatch 2 Lifeweaver character is from Thailand

Tangsakyuen, at only 19 years old, provided the voice for Lifeweaver, a character who was 29 at the time. Before making his debut in Overwatch 2, Tangsakyuen began his career as an actor when he was just 11 years old. Because of his performance as Pi Pattawee, the lead character in the 2021 television series Fish Upon the Sky, he was able to break through to the next level of his career. Tangsakyuen has also appeared in a number of television episodes, including Never Let Me Go and The Gifted: Graduation.

Tangsakyuen retweeted a clip from one of his in-game voice lines as a response to Lifeweaver’s character trailer. The video game company Overwatch responded to the actor’s post by complimenting him on bringing Lifeweaver to “full bloom.” The line that was highlighted did not even begin to scrape the surface of the flirty language that Lifeweaver used.

Before Lifeweaver was released on April 11 in an official capacity, many players were concerned about its control scheme. The vast quantity of his skills might present challenges for players using consoles, particularly while switching weapons. A user of the controller suggested an alternative keybinding scheme. They suggested that we solve the problem by pressing R2/RT and L2/LT at the same time.

In addition, players of Overwatch voiced their concerns regarding the effectiveness of Lifeweaver’s healing. Lifeweaver received a day-one patch during the introduction of Season 4, decreasing the time it takes for his primary heal to charge from 1.2 seconds to 1.0 seconds.  In spite of the fact that it was disappointing at first, Lifeweaver has proven to be helpful in saving teammates when combined with Life Grip. 

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