Can Genji deflect Doomfist's Rocket Punch in Overwatch? - Dexerto

Can Genji deflect Doomfist’s Rocket Punch in Overwatch?

Published: 29/Nov/2018 0:24 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 0:39

by Bill Cooney


Genji is now able to deflect Doomfist’s Rocket Punch, but no damage is reflected back, similar to Reinhardt’s hammer damage.

The most recent Overwatch patch came out on November 14 and it seems like there are still some changes being discovered.


Doomfist received several changes in the patch, including nerfs his uppercut stun time and Seismic slam distance, but one looks to have flown under the radar.

User DeMeaningless shared the information in a post to the Overwatch University subreddit and said it would change 1v1s a lot for Genji and Doomfist players.


One user in the comments pointed out that the damage from Doomfist’s punch does not reflect back on him, similar to Reinhardt’s hammer swings against Genji’s Deflect.

There was a lot of people in the Overwatch community complaining about Doomfist’s ability to one hit kill most heroes, and it looks like the recent patch might be a step forward, for Genji mains at least.

With Overwatch League’s second season starting at the beginning of 2019, there’s still a few months for Blizzard to roll out various hero changes.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.