After months of speculations, the most anticipated Overwatch hero has finally arrived. Doomfist, the 25th playable character in Blizzard’s blockbuster is now live on the Public Test Region for Windows PC. It should be rolling out to main servers and consoles in the upcoming weeks.
Doomfist is an offense hero with limited-range abilities. He got a Hand Cannon to deal out damage from a distance. The Meteor Strike is his ultimate ability that enables him to take out a big group of enemies in a pinch. The Best Defense skill keeps him safe by generating shields with temporary effect whenever he deals ability damage.
Combat-wise, Doomfist is capable of unleashing Seismic Slam- a powerful ground pound attack. Short-range firing and shotgun-like bursts from his gauntlet are also among his abilities. The Rising Uppercut enables him to fling characters into the air and slam enemies into walls by using the Rocket Punch.
Overwatch fans are also encouraged to be as active as possible when playing as Doomfist. That’s possible due to the personal shield that provides him with extra defense when he uses his abilities.
Blizzard has been teasing Overwatch communities about Doomfist arrival for months on end. Now, it seems the developer has dropped him out of the blue, but the truth is a bit different.
As previously reported, Doomfist’s debut was expected to coincide with the Summer Games. The Patch 1.13 crash logs from the PTR hinted at his arrival. The new patch will also introduce the Highlight System as well as changes to loot boxes, which are in testing on the PTR. For the time being, the PTR is not available on Xbox One and PS4.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan previously said that Blizzard had some big long-terms plans for Doomfist. Players hurried up to confirm that the developer has been fueling their interest for more than six months while releasing new heroes and leaving them to second-guess when Doomfist would finally be released.
Nevertheless, today’s Doomfist launch has surprised even the most diehard Overwatch fans, although Blizzard has been giving broad hints about his arrival lately.