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Overwatch Teases Doomfist in Newest Lore Update

Doomfist, Overwatch‘s newest character, has been teased yet again in a new lore update, chronicling his escape from maximum security on Overwatch‘s official website.

Here is the lore update in full:

“New Details Surface Following Major Security Breach

NUMBANI —Three months after initial reports of an incident at Helix Security International’s classified maximum security installation, a more complete picture of what happened has emerged. Information and details of what happened were scarce as has been any news from the installation, said to be a prison for the world’s most dangerous threats. However, after recent events in Numbani, it can now be confirmed that what occurred was an attack by the Talon organization with the express purpose of freeing one man: Akande Ogundimu, better known as Doomfist.

It began in the early hours of the morning, when an unidentified aircraft approached the facility. Security initially reported that the craft had no passengers on board, based on radar scans. The craft passed through the range of the installation’s defense systems without incident, leading some to believe that Talon has moles within Helix. Video surveillance from within the compound revealed a black shadowy figure emerging from the craft and descending upon the prison grounds. The unidentified assailant easily overcame the Helix security agents, leaving over a dozen dead. Medical records of the casualties reveal injuries and cellular degeneration matching other incidents involving the mercenary known as the Reaper, all but confirming the incursion as a Talon attack.

Helix officials have been unwilling to reveal whether or not there were additional escapees or items taken from the facility, but sources have indicated that it is likely that there were further security breaches in addition to Ogundimu.

After escaping from the facility, Helix lost track of Ogundimu until he resurfaced in Numbani, where he clashed with the newly introduced OR15 defense robots at the Adawe International Terminal, easily destroying them and reclaiming the Doomfist.

Questions have been raised about the effectiveness and methodology of Helix, which in recent years, has greatly increased its profile as the world’s security force. But after a number of high profile incidents, including the breach of a similarly top-secret facility in Egypt, those who have objected to the increased privatization of security following the shuttering of Overwatch will have been dismayed that Helix has requested, and been granted, additional funding by the UN to cope with rising threats.”

Rumors have been flying around about Overwatch‘s newest hero, including a rumor that Terry Crews would voice him after he did a mock audition of the character for Yahoo Esports. The actor was recently confirmed to star in Crackdown 3, after a trailer was shown of him during the Xbox E3 press conference earlier last month. It seems that the possibility is there that Terry Crews could also voice act as Doomfist, especially since he is a fan of Blizzard according to IGN.

Also, in one of the recent Overwatch patches (patch 1.13), people have been receiving error messages when running into difficulties with downloading highlights to their computer. When looking at the error logs, players noticed that it’s named “Doomfist/Summer Games,” according to PCGamesN. That could’ve been a sign that Dommfist would be teased soon, since the patch came out on June 22.

Orisa was the last Overwatch hero that was released earlier this year. Currently, there is no release date for Overwatch‘s newest hero, although, with this new lore update, fans can start expecting more information on Doomfist soon (and, who wouldn’t think that it would be pretty cool to see Terry Crews voice Doomfist).

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