For months now, Overwatch fans have been predicting the arrival of Doomfist into the game, and today those suspicions were confirmed. Doomfist is now live on the Overwatch PTR (public test region). Other than offering an opportunity to start getting to know the character and his powers, that news also means we can likely expect Doomfist to arrive in the actual live game at some point in the coming weeks; that’s been the general schedule for previous character launches.
Doomfist is an offense hero, joining the likes of Reaper, Genji, and Tracer in dealing damage and pushing forward on objectives. Doomfist uses cybernetics to maintain superiority on the battlefield. He wields a hand cannon at range, but he can also slam into the ground to knock enemies into the air. Doomfist also wields a Rocket Punch for some up-close melee destruction. His most devastating attack allows him to leap out of view and then slam into a large area (and hopefully a large number of enemies) using his Meteor Strike.
Interested in trying Doomfist out for yourself? You need to play Overwatch on PC, and then you can follow Blizzard’s instructions to gain access.
In the meantime, check out Doomfist’s official hero page, and explore the trailer below to see the new combatant’s story, and scroll further down for a bevy of screens showing Doomfist in action.