Blizzard Officially Teases Long-Awaited Overwatch Character Doomfist

Blizzard Officially Teases Long-Awaited Overwatch Character Doomfist

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We've been hearing rumblings about Blizzard adding Doomfist to Overwatch for a while, and now he's officially being teased.

If you've followed Overwatch at all, you've probably heard the name Doomfist. Blizzard hinted that there might be a character with that name coming to the game, and the rumors only intensified when actor Terry Crews started tweeting about providing the voice for the character. When the 24th hero turned out to be Orisa, the speculation quieted down, but in April the rumor mill cranked back up when Blizzard said the next hero was already "very far along" in development. Now Blizzard has started teasing Doomfist for real.

In a post on the official Overwatch blog, Doomfist is said to have been broken out of prison by Reaper, after which he went to Numbani to reclaim his gauntlet weapon. If you've noticed that Blizzard added damage to some areas of the Numbani map, this is likely why. The report says that Doomfist is named Akande Ogundimu. If you've followed Overwatch lore, you know that according to posters on the Numbani map, there have already been two characters who went by the name Doomfist, and neither has that name.

Add to this that last week's PTR update was apparently briefly named the "Doomfist/Summer Games" update, and you can see why players are getting the rumor mill going again. The Summer Games update last year launched the first week of August, so if it's happening again this year, we should hear more soon.

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Watch him be terrible and never used.

Saltyk:
Watch him be terrible and never used.

To be fair, they're probably gun shy after Ana's release. Released what seemed to be a fairly balanced Hero who would up completely dominating the meta and destroying balance for several patches.

Paragon Fury:

Saltyk:
Watch him be terrible and never used.

To be fair, they're probably gun shy after Ana's release. Released what seemed to be a fairly balanced Hero who would up completely dominating the meta and destroying balance for several patches.

Ana's still broken, though. Not like OPd broken, but just broken on a conceptual level. Her abilities to damage and deny enemies healing while at the same time buffing allies and healing them? Plus her Ult isn't satisfying for the Ana player and difficult to use effectively without team coordination, but can turn normally meh heroes into unstoppable monsters when applied correctly.

Ana should have her gear split. Keep the healing stuff on Ana herself, and make a new character based around her debuffing abilities. And change out Nano-Boost for something else entirely.

What's more interesting as that this potentially unlocks the Omnic Language because the poster for this Doomfist has his name written in Omnic and now that we know his name people can try to translate between them and figure out how this works.

 

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