Doomfist Receives Major Class Change in Overwatch 2

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As new details surrounding the launch of Overwatch 2 continue to emerge, Blizzard is already making significant changes to various heroes within the game. Following confirmation of a closed beta on March 11, the developer has shared details on changes to Doomfist.

In the first Overwatch game, Doomfist featured in the Assault class, and in a bid to balance the pool of heroes, Doomfist has become a Tank.

During a recent broadcast, game director Aaron Keller confirmed the change alongside some additional changes that include a slight reduction in damage output.

Overwatch 2 Doomfist Tank
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Overwatch 2 Doomfist Class Change

During the broadcast, Keller compared the new playstyle for Doomfist to Winston. "He basically has a leap that's similar to a Winston leap." In addition to movement tweaks, Keller also shared that Doomfist is capable of escaping certain situations and is "more survivable" during matches.

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With several fans wondering whether Doomfist could become overpowered, lead hero designer Geoff Goodman confirmed that the hero "does a lot less damage." Despite this, Goodman claims Doomfist is already overpowered in the closed alpha and "needs a nerf."

Read More: Overwatch 2 PvP Closed Beta Confirmed, Here's How To Sign Up

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Overwatch 2 Release Date

Blizzard has yet to announce a definitive release date for Overwatch 2 but with a closed beta taking place in April, a 2022 release is still on the cards. With plenty of opportunities to fine-tune the game before it drops, Overwatch 2 could well surpass the successes of its predecessor.