One of Overwatch’s most anticipated post-launch characters has finally been added to the live roster. Doomfist emerged this week having spent a solid three weeks in public testing. He’s available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can watch his new trailer above.

Doomfist is a very mobile Offense hero. His main source of attacks and damage stems from his titular cybernetic fist. He’s capable of knocking opponents into the air with Rising Uppercut, and closing the distance with Seismic Slam. He can get his Captain Falcon on with Rocket Punch. His Ultimate, Meteor Strike, lets him target a large area and crash down, knocking back and damaging everyone around him.

His passive, The Best Defense, lets him generate personal shields whenever you use one of his moves. He’s rated as a 3-star difficulty hero and you’ll need to learn to combo his abilities to be effective.

Doomfist enters with a fairly big patch on all systems. The patch includes bug fixes, balance changes, as well as updates to respawning, highlights and loot boxes.

McCree

  • Flashbang: Stunned targets are now slowed heavily, meaning they’re less likely to escape while stunned (especially while in the air)

Reaper

  • Shadow Step: Sound effect and VO distance has been reduced by 50%

Reinhardt

  • Rocket Hammer: Swing speed increased by 10%

Zarya

  • Graviton Surge: Now disables mobility abilities on all affected targets

The amount of duplicates you get in loot boxes is being drastically reduced. To compensate, the amount of credit drops you’ll receive has been increased. The result is just as many credits, it not a bit more, from loot boxes.

Overwatch’s highlights system has been given some interesting new features. Now you can generate your own 12-second highlights by hitting a button (mapped via Request Highlight in Options). Up to 36 player-generated highlights can be saved, but only until the game is patched again.

Auto-generated highlightgs will be cateogrized as Today’s Top 5. They’ll be pulled on a daily basis and persist for 24 hours (or until the game is patched). Hightlights can now also be exported as video files on consoles and PC, and you can select the video quality of up to 4K resolution.

You can read the full patch notes here. Doomfist is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

 

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.