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Overwatch • Apr 12, 2019

Overwatch player discovers unique Doomfist strategy versus D.Va bomb

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Overwatch player discovers unique Doomfist strategy versus D.Va bomb
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One Overwatch player has discovered a unique interaction between Doomfist and D.Va’s ultimate Self Destruct.

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D.Va’s Self Destruct is a massive bomb that does 1000 damage in a 20 meter radius around the exploding mech.

But there is a slight cooldown between when D.Va ejects from the Mech and when it explodes, apparently just enough time for Doomfist to punch it out of the way.

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"Nerf this."

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Doomfist punching D.Va bombs?

In a clip posted to Reddit by yoyo_big_steeve, steeve sends his D.Va bomb flying into the second point on Volskaya.

Midway through its trajectory though, a wild Doomfist appears and punches the self-destructing mech safely into a corner, where it doesn’t do anything.

It’s not that common to see a Doomfist punch a D.Va bomb, but this clip proves it is indeed possible.

Of course, Roadhog can hook the ability and Reinhardt can pin Self Destruct with a charge, so it makes sense that Doomfist would be able to punch it.

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Does Doomfist counter D.Va?

Doomfist being able to punch D.Va's Self Destruct certainly gives players another way to try and neutralize the ultimate, as long as they make sure to punch it away from their teammates.

For D.Va players, this means you might want to think twice about throwing your ultimate when there's a skilled Doomfist in your face on the other team.

D.Va in Storm Rising?

There's no indication D.Va will be involved in the Storm Rising event, but there are still a few days left before things get going, so there's still a chance, however small, that she could get a new skin.

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