Doomfist Confirmed for Overwatch, Here’s His Origin Story & Gameplay

July 6, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Blizzard has finally announced that Doomfist is coming to Overwatch.

Teased earlier this week, Doomfist is now available for Overwatch on PC through the latest PTR update. He should come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the next few weeks.

Here’s what to expect from Doomfist, who has an offensive role:

Doomfist’s cybernetics make him a highly-mobile, powerful frontline fighter. In addition to dealing ranged damage with his Hand Cannon, Doomfist can slam the ground, knock enemies into the air and off balance, or charge into the fray with his Rocket Punch. When facing a tightly packed group, Doomfist leaps out of view, then crashes down to earth with a spectacular Meteor Strike.

Abilities

  • Hand Cannon – Doomfist fires a short-range burst from the knuckles of his fist. Its ammunition is automatically regenerated over a short time.
  • Seismic Slam – Doomfist leaps forward and smashes into the ground, knocking nearby enemies toward him.
  • Rising Uppercut – Doomfist uppercuts enemies in front of him into the air.
  • Rocket Punch – After charging up, Doomfist lunges forward and knocks an enemy back, dealing additional damage if they impact a wall.
  • The Best Defense… – Doomfist generates temporary personal shields when he deals ability damage.
  • Meteor Strike – Doomfist leaps into the sky, then crashes to the ground, dealing significant damage.

Other notable additions from the PTR update include Loot Box updates and new Highlight Options:

  • Loot Box Updates – We always want the experience of opening a loot box to feel exciting and rewarding, and in our latest patch, we’re working to improve that experience in two key ways. First, we’re drastically reducing the amount of duplicates you will receive when opening loot boxes. Second, to compensate for this reduction of duplicate items, we’re also increasing the overall amount of credits you will receive from loot boxes. On average, you should be earning just as many credits, if not slightly more, from loot boxes as you did prior to these changes.
  • New Highlight Options – Players can now generate their own highlights! The ability to capture 12 seconds of your own gameplay has been added to the game, and can be bound to a single button of your choice (or a button per highlight slot) in the Options menu under Request Highlight. These player-generated highlights will be saved under a new section called Recently Captured and will persist until the game client is patched. Players can have up to 36 recently-captured highlights stored at one time.

Keeping in mind that some things might not come to PS4 and Xbox One, you can check out full details on the PTR update over here.

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