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Overwatch 2 Leak Seemingly Confirms Tank Doomfist, New Look for Soldier 76

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The Overwatch League's official Facebook account might have accidentally leaked a new look for Soldier 76 in the upcoming Overwatch 2, as well as Doomfist's change to Tank.

The OWL Facebook post, which has since been deleted, shared an image of the hero select screen which gave a glimpse at some of the changes heading to the long-awaited sequel. Players were quick to highlight the changes that they had spotted, the first being that Doomfist had been slotted into the Tank role.

The hero had traditionally been a Damage character, though fans had been speculating of the character's transition to a Tank role for some time. Previously, Blizzard had revealed that they were testing out Doomfist in a Tank role, but never confirmed if the change would happen.

Next, players spotted that the background of the screen appeared to be a version of Ilios in a different time of day. Finally, a new look for Soldier 76 showing that his face mask has been altered slightly, now only covering his eyes. Fans also spotted that the hero's gray beard had been revealed, matching his hair.

Fans took to Reddit to discuss the leak, after the original post was deleted. One user said, "I'm so ready for Tankfist. I've always been drawn to playing him but never done well because I don't play him like the DPS he's currently supposed to be."

The Overwatch 2 PVP Beta is set to begin on April 26, 2022. To sign up, PC players can head to the Overwatch website, log in with their Battle.net account, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Sign Up Now" button.