By Andrew Dodson on July 6, 2017 at 5:18pm
Rumors of the character Doomfist have been whispered (well, yelled) almost since the day Overwatch was officially released - with serious references made to him in the early cinematic videos. And while the character is unfortunately not to be voiced by Terry Crews (the actual voice actor is Sahr Ngaujah), Doomfist is now available on the PTR and Overwatch has provided an exciting origin movie for him. This origin's animation is different from the others in that it rather than using a 3D computer-generated style as the other Overwatch videos have, this one is definitely inspired by a more anime style.
Doomfist is being given to us as a new offensive hero for "Overwatch." Obviously, his main combat skill is coming from the gauntlet that is his namesake - making him a fairly close-ranged hero like Reinhardt. He does have a ranged attack though in the form of his Hand Cannon, which acts like a shotgun but is effective even at longer ranges (though the bullet speed seems slow and dodgeable at range). What's really going to make Doomfist a dangerous character to run into is how most of his special abilities deal knockback in some form or another. His Rocket Punch ability, where he punches an enemy and sends them soaring backwards (more damage if they hit a wall) is going to be especially dangerous.
Not someone you want sneaking up behind you if you're standing by a certain well in Ilios.
His ultimate is called 'Meteor Strike' in which he leaps into the air, and the player is given a chance to aim where he lands - dealing massive damage to anyone in the area-of-effect around him. Unike with Pharah's ult, however, Doomfist goes off camera while he's in the air looking for a place to punch down, making his ultimate one that you just have to dodge.
You can read more about Doomfist here or if you can't wait to play him, he is already available on the PTR. While there is no official word on when Doomfist will join the actual game, it is suspected we'll see him in the roster in time for the Summer Games, which is predicted to start early August.