The Doomfist has been stolen on Overwatch’s test server

    
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Bearport.

There have been hints of it flying around for quite some time from Overwatch datamining, but now it’s happened. A Twitter update first posted that there had been an attack in Numbani, with several guard robots destroyed in the violence:

This is followed up by an update to the Numbani map on the game’s test server with the Doomfist missing from its protective case. And who’s that on the photo credit? Why, it’s Efi Oladele, the robotics genius who mentioned that she was heading to the airport with her family following a robotics grant. So we’ve got a missing Doomfist, a robot expert surrounded by a whole lot of demolished robots, and an unknown assailant. The question then becomes what happens next?

Of course, here’s the interesting point of reference – the impact crater in the attack seems to look a bit like someone punched a robot into a wall, doesn’t it? So there’s a few pieces that may be left to assemble.

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CthulhuDawg

Still holding out hope for Terry Crews to do the voice acting on Doomfist.

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Danny Smith

I’m guessing this is a big hero six style thing, child genius upgrading robot with new hardware.
And all spice. Lots and lots of all spice.

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Archebius

I said it on the last article about Efi, I’ll say it here – she dons an armored fist as big as she is, melds with it, and is suddenly running around punching things while yelling non sequiturs in Terry Crews’ voice.

It would be the coolest villain ever.

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miol

The attacks on airports in Brussels and Istambul aren’t even a year back…

Just poor taste!

But maybe that’s just an European perception…

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Rumm

A fictional attack on a fictional airport in a fictional universe, in which robot defense bots were destroyed and a magical gauntlet that bestows superpowers on its wearer was stolen.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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miol

I’m sorry, you don’t see the marketing cheap shot of the “breaking news” tweet!

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McGuffn

Not the Numbani airport.

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Albert Guzman

This is a bit of a knee-jerk reaction, but I rather hope the next hero isn’t an 11-year old kid. Not that I’m not a fan of child geniuses. Jimmy Neutron, Dexter of the Labs. But I was looking forward to that giant, hulking badass we saw in the Doomfist posters. Switching that around for a tiny genius girl caught me off-guard.

Ah well, I can get over it, as long as she doesn’t Actually take up the Doomfist and call herself that. That’d be awkward.

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Captain Crash

I think you can safely breathe a sigh of relief, I really doubt Blizzard is going to let us run around shooting children anytime soon.