It must be Doomsday, as that can be the only explanation for Doomfist finally getting announced for Overwatch.
The character’s initial details come to us from a developer update with game director Jeff Kaplan. After setting the stage with information on Doomfist’s backstory and his relationship to Overwatch‘s rival organization, Talon, Kaplan gets into the Offense hero’s abilities:
- Primary Attack: Hand Cannon – A four-charge shotgun fired from his left fist that regenerates ammo over time.
- Secondary Attack: Rocket Punch – Forward lunge attack that can be charged for additional damage and is amplified if target is knocked back into wall.
- Ability 1: Seismic Slam – A ground-slam attack that pulls enemies in front of Doomfist closer.
- Ability 2: Rising Uppercut – An uppercut that deals damage and launches both Doomfist and target into the air.
- Ultimate Ability: Meteor Strike – After leaping into the air, Doomfist can adjust his landing zone to perform a dive attack that deals major area-of-effect damage and knocks down targets.
- Passive Ability: The Best Defense… – When dealing ability damage, Doomfist incrementally gains additional shields.
To tease what this new hero is capable of, an animated short of the character was released alongside the developer update. While fighting it out with Tracer, Winston, and Genji, Doomfist explains to us that humanity can only strengthen through conflict, which is a philosophy of Doomfist’s that Kaplan elaborates on in the developer update.
Doomfist is currently playable on Overwatch‘s PC-exclusive public test region, with a full release expected for all platforms sometime next week, along with various other game adjustments. Looks like the recent data mined hints that Doomfist was coming turned out to be accurate after all.
Of course, there’s one major disappointment in this announcement: It’s definitely not Terry Crews providing the voice of Doomfist. Instead, it’s actor Sahr Ngaujah, who’s had a few bit parts on various TV shows. His performance sounds solid, but after all that hype, it’s a bit of a letdown.
Source: Blizzard News