A leaked screenshot of the early Overwatch 2 Alpha seems to have confirmed the long-awaited role swap for Doomfist, putting the Damage hero in the tank role instead.
With the first part of the Overwatch 2 closed beta still a few weeks away, professional players and Blizzard staff alike have been given access to an early alpha version of the game.
Everything included in this release is under a strict embargo, meaning nothing is allowed to be shared online. Despite these conditions, that didn’t stop some fresh information and early impressions from leakage.
The first gameplay screenshot from the alpha revealed not just one Soldier 76 redesignbut the very same image may also have confirmed a long-rumored role reversal for Doomfist.
Back in September 2021, we heard that the Overwatch developers were interested mix things up for the ground-pounding hero. After several teasers In the months that followed, we seem to have confirmation that Doomfist will serve as a tank in Overwatch 2.
In a leaked image that surfaced on March 16th, we saw a rather unique team composition loading into Illios. Two support heroes, two damage heroes and a tank, this tank being none other than Doomfist.
While this one screenshot doesn’t reveal any specific abilities or gameplay changes, we might already have a good idea of what to expect.
Previously, Lead Hero Designer Geoff Goodman emphasized that much of Doomfist’s gear “would fit nicely into a tank role.” Therefore, many of his abilities can remain intact despite the role reversal.
However, in terms of certain changes, the hero may not have the same clout as before. “He’ll lose some damage and gain some defense,” Goodman explained.
We’ll have to wait and see what all this means exactly, although the role swap and rework seems to be at least official now.
This could make Doomfist one of the more agile tanks in Overwatch history alongside D.Va. Here’s how you can sign up for the Overwatch 2 Beta to get your hands on the new version of Doomfist as soon as possible.
https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/overwatch-2-leak-doomfist-role-swap-new-tank-rework-1785205/ The Overwatch 2 leak confirms Doomfist’s role reversal with a new tank overhaul