An Overwatch 2 leak from earlier within the week hinted that Doomfist could be transformed to the Tank function within the new recreation, and through the newest developer stream, that pivotal change for the hero was confirmed. Game director Aaron Keller and lead hero designer Geoff Goodman talked concerning the function swap throughout the stream whereas providing some context for why Doomfist is now a Tank as a substitute of Offense in addition to some teasers for what sorts of strikes the heroes can have in Overwatch 2.
Around 41 minutes into the developer stream, Goodman confirmed that Doomfist was certainly shifting from Offense to Tank. He stated this may make Doomfist’s reworks one of many larger ones the Overwatch 2 devs have labored on and stated that this wasn’t the primary time this type of factor had occurred however that it’d been attention-grabbing to see the suggestions from those that’v witnessed the brand new Doomfist in motion.
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“He’s a Tank now,” stated Goodman. “It’s really been super interesting getting feedback on that because we haven’t done that often. Technically not the first time – Symmetra used to be Support originally, way back in the day.”
Goodman continued to say Doomfist is “really strong right now” and offered some context for why the change was selected. He stated Doomfist had a ton of crowd management in his equipment already, and to alter him, that may imply modifying a whole lot of his equipment or decreasing his crowd management. Tanks have each smooth and arduous crowd management by default as a part of their kits, nevertheless, so the choice was there to as a substitute transfer Doomfist to the Tank function.
Keller provided some further particulars concerning the new Doomfist. He stated the hero was very quick beforehand and with this rework, he is been slowed down whereas nonetheless retaining some mobility. He’s additionally apparently bought a leap considerably just like the one Winston has, in accordance with Keller, although we do not but know the way that’ll work. Doomfist’s injury has been lowered, too, so he will not be doing Tank issues whereas nonetheless dispensing the identical quantity of punishment to his foes.
Overwatch 2’s beta is scheduled to happen in April, so be certain to enroll in it whilst you can to be able to see Doomfist’s rework as quickly as doable.