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Overwatch’s Doomfist has finally been confirmed, playable on PTR now

Overwatch fans can finally rest easy: Doomfist is finally a real hero.

The Talon-affiliated hero “is determined to plunge the world into a new conflict that he believes will make humanity stronger,” according to his new bio.

“When he lost his right arm in the aftermath of the Omnic Crisis, it seemed his martial arts career was finished before he had reached his prime. His company’s cybernetic prosthetics allowed him to recover from his injuries, even making him stronger, but these enhancements rendered him ineligible for competition. He tried to devote himself to his business with the same zeal that he had for fighting, but he found nothing that could fill the void… until he was given a new opportunity by Akinjide Adeyemi, better known to the world as the second Doomfist, the Scourge of Numbani.”

Doomfist comes equipped with a hand cannon that fires short-range busts, a Seismic Slam that lets him leap forward and smash enemies to the ground (Winston-style?), a Rising Uppercut, Rocket Punch and the ability to generate personal shields when dealing ability damage. His super is called Meteor Strike, allowing him to cause significant damage in a powered-up version of his slam.

Doomfist is currently playable in the PC version’s PTR. Other changes with the Doomfist update include:

General

  • Fixed an issue preventing “Best In Game” stats from being updated
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players to lose audio during the match

Competitive Play

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to get a leaver penalty during off-season matches, even after the in-game banner advised it was safe to leave the match

Custom Games and Game Browser

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from joining custom games as a player when the number of spectator slots was set to 12
  • Fixed a bug that removed the “Healing Dealt” modifier for Mei, Reaper, and Roadhog in Custom Games settings

Heroes

  • Fixed a bug that caused pilot D.Va to be visible in the MEKA cockpit before the Call Mech entrance animation played
  • Fixed a bug that triggered Junkrat’s ultimate callout, even when he was unable to actually use his ultimate

Maps

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Soldier: 76 from placing his Biotic Field in certain locations on Eichenwalde’s first point
  • Fixed a bug with that was causing unusual camera angles for Highlight Intros on Route 66

Overwatch is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4. We’ll let console players know when Doomfist becomes available.



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