Doomfist was uploaded onto Overwatch’s PTR, but he did not have any of his skins, emotes, highlight intros, or voice lines to preview — until now. Blizzard finally added in all of Doomfist’s cosmetics for players to preview before he comes out onto live servers.
You can check out all of Doomfist’s skins down below:
If you’ve yet to check out Doomfist or his abilities, Overwatch’s 25th hero is a high mobility Offense character that specializes in close-quarter encounters. He has a short-ranged attack with his Hand Cannon, though his main opener is definitely his Rocket Punch.
Uploading the new hero onto the PTR was for the best, as Doomfist’s Rocket Punch already received a significant nerf to its range. Prior to the nerf, Doomfist was able to traverse the map and reach locations he otherwise shouldn’t. Take Eichenwalde for example, Doomfist’s thrusting ability allowed the character to completely circumvent the map’s natural bounds and the regular routes to objectives.
Although Doomfist’s high mobility is a core part of his kit, Blizzard still wants to make sure at least some of the more unfair ones don’t work.
Aside from Doomfist, Overwatch Patch 1.13 also introduced the Highlight system and upcoming changes to loot boxes, though they are currently only available on the PTR. If you own the game and play on PC, you can download the PTR by clicking on the Region drop-down menu above the Play button in the Blizzard launcher on PC.
Doomfist is currently available on Overwatch’s PTR and will be introduced onto the live servers in the next patch.