Move along, tanks, a new hero is in town. In Overwatch 2, Doomfist and Orisa will see reworks that’ll change the way these heroes function forever. After having these reworks confirmed quite a while ago, it wasn’t ever too clear on the direction in which the developers planned to take these heroes. Now, we know exactly what lies ahead just in time for the upcoming Overwatch 2 beta.
The leader of Talon himself, Doomfist is seeing the biggest rework of the two. As a matter of fact, this is one of the biggest reworks Overwatch has ever seen, next to Symmetra. This is because both Doomfist and Symmetra are the only two heroes to receive reworks that involve an entire role change. Doomfist is now a tank. While we were told that this was being tested, we were never quite sure how successful the tests had been. Apparently, they went pretty well.
These changes are meant to glide Doomfist into the tank role while maintaining the hero’s core identity. He is a character reminiscent of old fighter games, at his heart. He’s fast-paced and mobile, like Wrecking Ball, but he packs a powerful punch as strong as Reinhardt. He now has defensive capabilities that turn into offensive abilities, similar to Zarya or Brigitte. It’ll be interesting to see what compositions will play around him in Overwatch 2, both for Doomfist and Orisa. I can definitely see more of a dive-like format that enables Doomfist to go for more risky plays.
Once one of the OR15 omnics, now known as the Hero of Numbani, Orisa has come a long way. In the first game, her abilities were very defensive. She’d prop up her shield, sit behind it and fire away into the enemy. The most fun you’d have is pulling enemies together like a mini Graviton Surge, or hiding your Supercharger behind a corner to power up your entire team for a strong defence. She was played very slowly… Almost like a monolith at times. Something had to change.
As you can see, Orisa now has less defensive capabilities to make way for a more offensive nature. You see, tanks in Overwatch 2 do not play the same as tanks in the first game. They are brawlers with a nice mix of defence and offence, acting as a protective bulwark for their team, but also as a direct, brawling threat to the enemy team. It’s almost like the two tank sections have merged, formerly known as Off-Tank and Main-Tank.
What do you think of the new Overwatch 2 Doomfist and Orisa reworks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. You’ll be able to play all of these new reworks plus the new hero Sojourn in the upcoming beta, so don’t miss out.