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Doomfist, the legendary Overwatch bad guy, is now live on the PTR

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Earlier this week, Blizzard released a teaser suggesting that Akande Ogundimu—the legendary villain Doomfist—could soon be joining the Overwatch lineup. And unlike last year's painfully drawn out Sombra reveal, this time around Blizzard has cut right to the chase: Doomfist is now live on the Overwatch PTR

Doomfist is an offense hero equipped with cybernetics that make him a "highly mobile, powerful frontline fighter." He wields a Hand Cannon for dealing ranged damage (punching is fun, but not always practical when everyone else in the room is waving guns around), but the fist is where it's at: His Rocket Punch enables him to slam the ground, charge into enemies, and knock them silly, and he can also leap high into the air and come crashing back down, knuckles-first, in a devastating maneuver called the Meteor Strike. 

Have a look at some Doomfist screens below, and don't miss our more detailed breakdown of the big man's special abilities. (Doomfist skins aren't actually on the PTR, so we'll be covering those later, when they're available.) Instructions for joining the current Overwatch PTR are available at playoverwatch.com

Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.