After a rumour mill that has been churning since before Overwatch actually released, the long awaited villain Doomfist has joined the cast of playable characters. Earlier in the week a snippet of lore was releases detailing Doomfist being broken out of jail by Talon and Reaper, which seemed to signal a possible month long run down of info before a release, but here we are, a few days later and you can play him!
Doomfist is now live in the PTR, which we’ll be checking out shortly, and will hopefully be in the base game within a number of weeks.
You can see the villain’s introduction video below:
Here’s a run down of the latest offensive hero’s abilities, he is unsurprisingly melee focused, but with a projectile attack on hand (shitty pun intended).
Hand Cannon -A short-range burst projectile fired from his fist. Ammo regenerates over time.
Seismic Slam – A leap and smash attack that knocks enemies towards him.
Rising Uppercut – Uppercuts enemies into the air.
Rocket Punch – A charge and lunge attack that knocks enemies back, dealing additional damage if they hit wall.
The Best Defense – A passive ability that generates temporary shields when he deals ability damage.
Meteor Strike – Doomfist’s Ult, where he leaps into the air and crashes to the ground, dealing area of effect damage.
Sadly Doomfist – real name Akande Ogundimu – is not voiced by Terry Crews as once was hinted by the muscly star.