Jul 6 2017 - 5:22 pm

Doomfist is here—and playable on the public test realm right now

IT'S HAPPENING.
Overwatch Staff Reporter
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That's one massive fist.

Doomfist—Blizzard's most anticipated Overwatch hero—is now playable on the game's public test region. He's not a tank like many expected; Doomfist is actually a highly-mobile offense hero with ranged damage. He's also got melee abilities that knock out his enemies.

Akande Ogundimu is a Talon agent recently freed from imprisonment. His mission? Plunging the world into a new conflict, which he thinks will make it stronger. He's a major part of the Talon leadership, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan said in a Developer's Update—meaning Reaper isn't the sole leader of Talon. There's actually a council of leaders who oversee the group.

Doomfist's abilities include his Hand Cannon, which fires a short range burst from the knuckles of his fist. Ammunition automatically regenerates. Seismic Slam has Doomfist leaping forward and smashing the ground to bits, knocking down nearby enemies.

Related: Everything we know—and don't know—about Doomfist

Rising Uppercut is a melee attack that punches enemies into the air, while Rocket Punch is a knockback melee attack. Doomfist also has a defensive passive that generates personal shields when he deals ability damage. His ultimate, Meteor Strike, deals area-of-effect damage to anyone caught in the blast.

With Doomfist now in the Overwatch universe, we can expect major conflict.

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