Blizzard Teases Doomfist in Latest Times of Numbani News

Blizzard Entertainment teased Doomfist might be the next hero. How so? Well, days before Soldier: 76 was unveiled, there was a Atlas News post at the official Overwatch website talking about a mysterious man who stole a prototype weapon.

Before the Horizon Lunar Colony came to the PTR, Blizzard posted an Atlas news page.

Before Orisa made it to the PTR, Blizzard posted the Atlas News page about Efi Oladele.

The same can be said about Lucio, Junkrat and Roadhog.

Today, it is Doomfist’s turn with this new post, and there is little room to discard the possibility that Doomfist is next. If we also add the recent tease by Jeff Kaplan at Ars Technica, and the recent accidental leak showing “Doomfist | Summer Games” in the crash logs, we have a solid case.

There is just one fishy thing. This is the second time Doomfist has been teased. First one, Orisa was launched instead of Doomfist (as some people hoped). Now I am wondering if this new report below is another red herring. Maybe it is a new Helix hero? The last sentence kinda makes you doubt this is about Doomfist, and more like a Helix hero.

 

Talon Involvement Confirmed in Previous Attack on Helix Facility

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.

 

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