Reports indicate that Blizzard could be bringing in the hotly anticipated hero Doomfist to Overwatch along with a Summer Games Event through a new patch.
While there is nothing official yet, the report of Doomfist coming to Overwatch came in the form of hints from crashlogs for an upcoming patch where there’s a mention of Doomfist and Summer Games. This was spotted on Reddit and the official Overwatch forums.
With last year’s Overwatch Summer Games event beginning on August 2, we won’t be surprised to see it make a return around the same timeframe. Which also means we could see Doomfist being added to the game just before or after it.
Blizzard hasn’t announced a new event and a hero to launch at the same time, so we doubt this would be the case here too.
The Overwatch Horizon Lunar Colony trailer explained its backstory as narrated by Winston, and a single frame shows all test subjects accounted for except for Winston and another known as Hammond. This tied in with a post on Blizzard’s blog that mentioned Hammond being missing for a week. The newly discovered crashlogs however, are at odds with this hint from the company.
Previously, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan stated that Blizzard had already planned for a new hero and it was quite far ahead in development.
“Yes! I absolutely know who the next hero is going to be,” he said to IBTimes UK about the 25th playable character. “The next hero is very far along in development, so we’re at the point where we’re doing art for that hero, we’re doing a lot of aggressive play-testing.