Doomfist Finally Comes To Overwatch

At long last, Overwatch's gauntlet-wearing villain Doomfist is seeing the light of day. The new character has been teased since before publisher Blizzard even released Overwatch, and now, players can finally try him out on Overwatch's public test region.


Doomfist, whose real name is Akande Ogundimu, is a cybernetic offence character whose hand cannon gauntlet knocks opponents down. Blizzard writes, "In addition to dealing ranged damage with his Hand Cannon, Doomfist can slam the ground, knock enemies into the air and off balance, or charge into the fray with his Rocket Punch. When facing a tightly packed group, Doomfist leaps out of view, then crashes down to earth with a spectacular Meteor Strike."

His Seismic Slam move, where he leaps forward and smashes opponents toward him, looks like it will be particularly fun on attack maps.

Here's his trailer. And, spoiler... he isn't voiced by Terry Crews:

Overwatch lore paints Doomfist as a legendary villain, the leader of more nefarious characters such as Reaper and Widowmaker. On Wednesday, publisher Blizzard gave players a bit of history that foretold Doomfist's long-anticipated arrival. In Overwatch's world, there had been a prison break at the maximum-security facility where Doomfist was locked up.

We first heard of Doomfist in Overwatch's 2014 cinematic trailer, where a child visiting an Overwatch museum sees Doomfist's gauntlet showcased behind glass. In the intervening months, players encountered a half dozen red herrings in anticipation of Doomfist's release: Nearly every mysterious new hero was preceded by whispers of Doomfist. Prior to the robot Orisa's release, a giant fist-shaped dent in a Numbani wall had players sure that Doomfist was coming — but he wasn't just yet.

We can't wait to try him out.


    Wait, so what'll happen to the objectives where you have to protect Doomfists' fist?

      If I recall correctly, a number of them have had at least cosmetic alterations showing the fist as being gone for a while now.

      That was the gauntlet of the original Doomfist, and that mission was updated a few patches ago to show that the gauntlet had been stolen from the payload.

      The playable Doomfist is actually the third bearer of the name.

        I think he's actually supposed to be the second, he was thrown in jail for years but is now free and has the Doomfist again after he stole it from Numbani. Still no idea what the story of the third is but I assume we'll find out eventually.

        Edit: I read the thing you posted below and I was half-right. He was the third like you said (apparently he killed the second to progress in Talon) but the Doomfist that was stolen in Numbani was him just after Reaper broke him out.
        [Reposting because of edit bug]

    Not voiced by Terry? My son and I discuss this regularly as my entry point to the game as Im a huge Crewes fan. There goes my interest alas :(

      No Terry, no return to Overwatch for me. He was so keen, you'd think something could have been worked out!

        They would have been working on Doomfist for months prior to Crews interests, he probably just didn't fit what they had already built up around his origins and personality. I'm sure we'll see Terry somewhere in the Overwatch Universe at some point though.

          I hope so. The characterisation isn't that great on Blizz's part and fans make up the bits in the middle, so I'm sure he could have worked but oh well. I just want Terry to enjoy himself yelling power in a video game.

      Yeah it's a slight disappointment for me too. I wanted to hear that bombast and I was waiting for a perhaps African American character.

    Can we get an Overwatch Anime already?! So good for just a trailer!

      Totally agree.
      No interest in playing the game (not into MOBAs) but would watch the heck out of this as an anime series.

        It's a Multiplayer First Person Shooter.

          Eh *shrug*. Don't like multiplayer of FPS. So doubly not interested. :P
          Give me a good single-player game any day.

    Huh, so disruption knock down moves. Guess Reins ult is now pointless.

      Not unless you're on the same team and time it to use one after the other ... and then have Anna put people to sleep.

      I expect we'll see some sort of Reinhardt rework sooner rather than later.

      Because no matter how 'essential' he may be, with bits of his kit being given away to every other new hero the guy is becoming less and less interesting to play.

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