‘Overwatch’ Patch Notes: Doomfist, new loot box system and more live in new update

Blizzard has officially released the newest Overwatch character, Doomfist, across all platforms. For a full roundup of all his abilities, check out our write-up from when he was first revealed here.

In order to play the new hero, you’ll need to download the new patch, which also introduces a much more generous drop rate from loot boxes, a new highlights system and some important balance updates for several heroes, like McCree, Zarya and Reinhardt.

Blizzard announced that the new update was live through a short trailer on the Overwatch Twitter account:

The full patch notes from Blizzard’s site are embedded below.

Overwatch Patch Notes


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