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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”.

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


  1. Kromas Ryder

    February 9, 2017 at 10:06

    The world could always use more heroes.


  2. kieker

    February 9, 2017 at 10:11

    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

      February 9, 2017 at 10:30


      Dude, that is terrible!

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

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


      • kieker

        February 9, 2017 at 10:37

        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

          February 9, 2017 at 10:50

          They stole my bike in December (Kawa Ninja)


          • kieker

            February 9, 2017 at 10:56

            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

      February 10, 2017 at 02:50

      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

        February 10, 2017 at 08:45

        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.


  3. Admiral Chief

    February 9, 2017 at 10:29



  4. Allykhat

    February 9, 2017 at 10:54



    • Dresden

      February 9, 2017 at 20:46

      IN A CAN!


  5. Banana Jim's Final Form!

    February 9, 2017 at 11:56

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


    • Matthew Holliday

      February 9, 2017 at 12:46

      Black Kim Jung Il from team america, with biceps.


      • Banana Jim's Final Form!

        February 10, 2017 at 12:53

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


  6. Banana Jim's Final Form!

    February 9, 2017 at 11:58

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


  7. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    February 9, 2017 at 14:27



  8. Sageville

    February 9, 2017 at 15:18

  9. Deceased

    February 10, 2017 at 02:47


    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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