How to Unlock Mauga in Overwatch 2 | Complete Guide

Updated: Apr 14, 2024
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Since Mauga was released, the tank has routinely played a substantial role in the Overwatch 2 meta. For this reason, many new OW2 players will want to choose him in their games. Unfortunately, you’ll first need to complete challenges to unlock Mauga before you can play him in Unranked and Competitive.

How to Unlock Mauga in Overwatch 2

First, you’ll need to activate Mauga’s hero challenges. To do this:

  1. In the main menu, click “Heroes”.
  2. On the “Heroes” page, select Mauga.
  3. Click on the “Challenges” button on the upper-right side of Mauga’s page.Hero Information, Challenges, and Progression Buttons
  4. Click on the “Activate Challenges” button in the bottom-right of the challenges page.Overwatch 2 Activate Challenges

As you complete these challenges, you’ll see a notification in the chat box at the bottom-left of your screen.

Below, we explain how to complete each challenge to unlock Mauga.

Mauga Unlock Challenges

Here are the challenges to unlock Mauga in Overwatch 2.

  • Wins For Mauga: “Complete 50 games queued as All Roles or playing Tank heroes in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or No Limits. Wins grant double progress.” Remember, you must first activate his hero challenges for games to count toward this.
  • Practice Cardiac Overdrive: “Heal 75 damage to you or your allies during Cardiac Overdrive in the Practice Range as Mauga.” The easiest way to complete this challenge is to take damage from the two enemy bots that can shoot (shown in the image below). Press the key bound to Cardiac Overdrive (the default is E) and then shoot enemy bots. You may have to repeat this a couple of times.Mauga Take Damage From Enemy Bots
  • Practice Volatile Chaingun: “Deal 100 critical damage to ignited bots using Volatile Chaingun in the Practice Range as Mauga.” Just keep shooting bots with your Volatile Chaingun (default is right-click for PC players) until you’ve dealt 100 critical damage.
  • Practice Overrun: “Knockdown a bot by landing directly on them with overrun in the Practice Range as Mauga.” Press your Practice Overrun key (bound to Left-Shift by default on PC) to run towards an enemy bot. Just before getting to the bot, press your Stomp key (default is left-click mouse button) to knock down the bot.
  • Practice Berserker: “Gain 150 temporary health from Berserker by dealing critical damage in the Practice Range as Mauga.” To complete this, simply keep shooting bots until you’ve gained at least 150 temporary health. Temporary health shows as green on your health bar.
  • Practice Incendiary Chaingun: “Ignite 2 bots with Incendiary Chaingun in the Practice Range as Mauga.” Shoot two bots with your Incendiary Chaingun (left mouse click on PC by default) until they ignite.
  • Practice Cage Fight: “Trap 2 bots in Cage Fight in the Practice Range as Mauga.” Get your ultimate ability through damage/healing or by using an Ultimate Accelerator (shown in the image below). Get near two bots and press the key bound to your Ultimate Ability (Q is the default on PC) to trap the bots.

Overwatch Practice Range Ultimate Accelerator

You can monitor the progress of these challenges by pressing the Escape (ESC) key on your keyboard and then clicking “Challenges”. On the “Challenges” page, click on the “Hero” tab. Finally, click “Mauga” to see your progress in completing his challenges.

Once you activate Mauga’s challenges and complete them, you can use him in Unranked and Competitive games.

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