It sure looks like Doomfist is getting ready to join Overwatch

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Doomfist teased in Overwatch PTR 3

Overwatch likes to tease out its characters with either elaborate reveal campaigns (like the horribly overdone Sombra game) or neat little in-game hints (such as early D.Va hints). Doomfist, then, would rank as the longest standing tease, with Blizzard having already alluded to the all-powerful character in Overwatch’s very first cinematic trailer. Since then it’s always been assumed that players will one day stand toe to toe with the foe, and that day could be drawing closer.

Overwatch’s public test realm, or PTR, is consistently getting updates, many of which are mined through for any new details about upcoming changes. The most recent update makes a small but very noticeable change to Numbani in particular though. The payload on the map previously housed Doomfist’s Gauntlet – the source of power that has let multiple people claim the name of the folk-lore villain. In the PTR though, the payload has change – with the glass previously encasing the gauntlet being broken, and the weapon itself missing.

Doomfist teased in Overwatch PTR

The asset itself is still sitting within the source files and not actually in the game itself just yet, but it sure sounds like Blizzard is gearing up for something to do with Doomfist in the near future. Those fires are stoked even further when you take into account a menu theme song for Doomfist being dug up too. It just pieces together, but starts asking questions of “when” rather than “if”.

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Doomfist has been a large talking point for the Overwatch community lately, particularly thanks to actor Terry Crews’ interest in voicing the villain. Blizzard even recent invited him to their offices for…something. Whether that was just a good way to snag some attention or for something a little more substantial, we’ll likely soon find out.

I do hope though that this isn’t just some timed event of sorts, as it would be nice to see Doomfist join the fray as a regular roster addition. Although given his legendary status, it’s not too far-fetched to assume his arrival being a once-off, frantic special that brings together friends and foes alike to deal with. Your move, Blizzard.

Last Updated: February 9, 2017

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Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

  • The world could always use more heroes.

  • kieker

    Looking forward to a new hero release, but unfortunately they broke into my place during the weekend and stole my pc and all of my guitars, so don’t have a gaming setup at the moment. hopefully I will have a new pc soon(tm)

    • Admiral Chief

      WAT????

      Dude, that is terrible!

      Insurance? If so, you doing a lil’ upgrade?

      (as a fellow recent victim of crime, I can relate)

      • kieker

        No insurance unfortunately, will get insurance on the new one though, won’t be making that mistake again. But will be getting a huge upgrade from the previous one (probably next week), luckily I still have some of last years bonus saved up. Too bad the guitars are lost, and no insurance will pay out the sentimental value I had for the guitars. What happened to you, hope everything is okay that side?

        • Admiral Chief

          They stole my bike in December (Kawa Ninja)

          • kieker

            ahh, that sucks. I saw a post on reddit where a young hijacker said that they pay R5000 for every stolen polo. So it’s not like they are getting a lot of money for the cars (or bikes) that they steal, but I suppose it isn’t bad money considering it is only a few minutes work, and with the unemployment rate being this high, it isn’t really surprising.

    • Deceased

      Dude – no – a man does not steal another mans’ axe 🙁

      The PC I’m surprisingly fine with, but the guitars :'(

      Now they’ll go and sell it at a cash-crusaders or some thrift store for like 5% of what it’s worth to you 🙁

      • kieker

        Agreed, I can also get why they take the pc, and I’ve made peace with it. But the guitars (yes guitars in plural, there were three of them), they probably didn’t even get a lot, not at all what their worth is, not to mention sentimental values; as two of them were gifts from people that I am close with. Luckily I took my work laptop and my trumpet with me, otherwise they would have been stolen as well 🙁 So fed up.

  • Admiral Chief

    GET ON THE DAMN PAYLOAD

  • POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    • Dresden

      IN A CAN!

  • Banana Jim’s Final Form!

    So basically….(if Terry Crews signs up) Doomfist could be an evil version of President Camacho?

    • Matthew Holliday

      Black Kim Jung Il from team america, with biceps.

      • Banana Jim’s Final Form!

        Sheesh! Now that would be awesome! “I’m so ronery”

  • Banana Jim’s Final Form!

    This game desperately need a single player campaign to tie all the lore together into an enjoyable romp…

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    TERRY CREWS !!!

  • Sageville
  • Deceased

    Gooood

    Now if Terry can bring his personality to Doomfist I would be sooo happy 🙂
    Also – we need another tank – getting tired of being forced to play Rein

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