Oh it’s true, it’s damn true: Doomfist is finally coming to Overwatch. Ever since Overwatch first hit the scene last year, players have been begging and wanting the infamous top dog villain to make an appearance and give the heroes a reminder to stay on the f***ing payload. Blizzard’s new antagonist was officially shown off last night so enough banter. Here’s his first superbly animated trailer already:
I don’t know about you, but I’m glad that Terry Crews didn’t get the job for voicing Doomfist, despite a concerted effort by the actor and fans to land the gig. No offense to the actor, but having more African characters present and a rich accent to go along with that gig? That’s the kind of Doomfist that I can get behind and I can’t wait to hear more of Sar Nguajah’s rich vocals in action.
“[Ngaujah] has spent a large portion of his career on Broadway and is also know for films including The Signal (2017), Stomp the Yard (2007), and Money Monster (2016),” Blizzard said to GameSpot over their choice of voice actor.
So how does Doomfist handle in combat then? If you’re on the Overwatch Public Test Realm on PC, you’ve most likely taken the bruiser for a spin already. Data mined from the latest playthroughs paint a picture of pure defensive offensiveness. That makes no sense and I’m sticking with it. Doomfist’s primary attack comes in the form of a short-range shotgun blast.
To get into the thick of battle, Doomfist can also do a leap attack, nail opponents with a rising uppercut that juggles them into the air and the titular fist of doom on his right hand can be charged up to deliver a devastating haymaker. Here’s the full list straight from the current menu:
- Hand Cannon – Short-range weapon with spread, reloads automatically
- Seismic Slam – Leap forward and smash the ground
- Rising Uppercut – Knock an enemy into the air
- Rocket Punch – Hold to charge then release to launch forward and knock an enemy back. Damage increases if the enemy hits a wall
- Ultimate: Meteor Strike – Press Q to move into the air. Move the targeting circle then press LMB to strike the targeted area
- Passive: The Best Defense – Dealing damage with abilities creates a temporary personal shield
That makes for one heck of an offensive character, with mid-tank health stats. Perfect I think for anyone who literally wants to leap into battle. I really really feel bad for anyone playing as Mercy as they’re going to be pestered for some healing even more than usual when Doomfist goes live outside of the PTR.
Last Updated: July 7, 2017