New Overwatch Blog Post From Blizzard Teases Doomfist

July 4, 2017Written by Jason Dunning


In a new post on the Play Overwatch website titled Talon Involvement Confirmed in Previous Attack on Helix Facility, it appears as though Blizzard is teasing the upcoming addition of Doomfist, aka Akande Ogundimu:

Three months after initial reports of an incident at Helix Security International’s classified maximum security installation, a more complete picture of what happened has emerged. Information and details of what happened were scarce as has been any news from the installation, said to be a prison for the world’s most dangerous threats. However, after recent events in Numbani, it can now be confirmed that what occurred was an attack by the Talon organization with the express purpose of freeing one man: Akande Ogundimu, better known as Doomfist.

It began in the early hours of the morning, when an unidentified aircraft approached the facility. Security initially reported that the craft had no passengers on board, based on radar scans. The craft passed through the range of the installation’s defense systems without incident, leading some to believe that Talon has moles within Helix. Video surveillance from within the compound revealed a black shadowy figure emerging from the craft and descending upon the prison grounds. The unidentified assailant easily overcame the Helix security agents, leaving over a dozen dead. Medical records of the casualties reveal injuries and cellular degeneration matching other incidents involving the mercenary known as the Reaper, all but confirming the incursion as a Talon attack.

The post adds that “it is likely that there were further security breaches in addition to Ogundimu,” despite Helix officials being unwilling to reveal if there were additional escapees or items taken from the facility.

After escaping from the facility, the report says Ogundimu resurfaced in Numbani, where he easily destroyed the OR15 defense robots at the Adawe International Terminal and reclaimed the Doomfist.

The report ends by saying Helix has “requested, and been granted, additional funding by the UN to cope with rising threats.”

Doomfist and a Summer Games event were spotted in a crash log on PC last month, suggesting that they’ll both arrive soon.

Last year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews said he’d love to voice Doomfist.

Do you think Doomfist will come to Overwatch this summer?

[Source: Play Overwatch]