Well then, Blizzard isn’t messing around this time! It was only a few days ago that we got our first indication that we could be seeing a new hero in the near future. Blizzard wasted little time in providing an origin story video for formerly imprisoned Talon leader. The Doomfist origin story breaks from the Overwatch Animated Short format and features a more anime-like animation style. Check it out below, and then stick around for more on what we see here:
First, and possibly disappointingly for some, it seems that Terry Crews is not the voice of the hero. I’m confident in Blizzard’s choices though, they’ve done a fantastic job casting the voice actors for their other heroes. We see that he may have had a part to play in his escape from prison, as he is clearly punching a hole into the wall of his cell. We see via flashback that Doomfist is definitely not someone to mess with, as he easily handles Winston, Tracer, and Genji for some time on his own before Winston ultimately prevails with his well-known Primal Punch.
Maybe most importantly, we get to learn all about Doomfist’s abilities and in-game look. He’s an offensive character with heavy cybernetic modifications, and should be great for front-line attacks and even a quality flanker:
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.
As with some of the other new heroes, there’s some overlap here, particularly between Winston and Reinhardt (with a little bit of Ken/Ryu from Street Fighter thrown in for good measure). Though as I’ll be the first to admit, some of the new combinations can make for pretty fantastic gameplay. I’ve become a big fan of Orisa even after initially commenting on the similarities to other heroes in her kit. I have no doubt that Doomfist will be all kinds of fun to play as well.
We’ll likely see Doomfist available to play in the PTR pretty soon, so keep an eye on your Blizzard app to find out when he’s available.
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