- An Overwatch 2 fan created a skin that transforms Doomfist into Kratos from God of War, showcasing the similarities between the two characters.
- The fan-designed skin received praise from the Overwatch community, with many suggesting it should be added to the game as an event skin.
- While it is unlikely due to competing ownership, fans were still excited about the skin concept, as it aligns thematically with both Doomfist’s aggressive past and Kratos’ evolution throughout the God of War franchise.
An Overwatch 2 fan reskinned Doomfist into Kratos from God of War. Doomfist is one of the more villainous characters in Overwatch 2, while Kratos is the hero of the God of War franchise.
Doomfist is an antagonist within the Overwatch 2 universe who uses violence and force to achieve his goals, sometimes at the expense of innocent lives. He is said to be a highly effective warrior and natural leader, which allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks of Talon before becoming the leader of the evil organization. He also shares some surface-level similarities with Kratos in that they are both hulking warriors who often don’t wear shirts. One Overwatch 2 fan took advantage of this resemblance to create an interesting skin for Doomfist.
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Reddit user ElDrGoku made a post to the Overwatch 2 subreddit that showcases their new Doomfist skin. Like other Overwatch 2 skins, the new remodel maintains Doomfist’s original proportions and silhouette, while redesigning him to feature Kratos’ clothes, facial features, warpaint, and more. Many commentors were highly impressed with ElDrGoku’s creation, with some suggesting that it should be added as an event skin in the future. Since the Kratos reskin resembles Doomfist quite closely, users mused that the skin would probably be in the epic tier rather than legendary.
Although many users were voicing their support for the skin to be added to the game, others suggested that this would be an unlikely crossover since Microsoft now owns the Overwatch franchise after its purchase of Activision Blizzard. And on the other hand, Sony owns the God of War franchise and is one of Microsoft’s major competitors. However, this didn’t stop fans from expressing their excitement over the crossover skin, which makes more thematic sense than one might think at first glance.
Throughout recent God of War games, Kratos has evolved into a much calmer person, at least compared to how he used to act. Kratos has changed in many ways throughout the God of War franchise. Earlier in his life, Kratos was a bloodthirsty warrior who did whatever it took to win a battle, made evident during the flashbacks seen in 2005’s God of War. He did not worry about collateral damage as long as it helped his goals to be achieved, which is similar to Doomfist’s lore.
Through Overwatch 2‘s voice lines, it’s evident that Doomfist is aware of his past actions, some of which are considered to be atrocities. Doomfist believes that the world must be torn down and rebuilt in order to create a better humanity, and that some innocents must die for a better future to be created. His lack of empathy for the average person bears some resemblance to Kratos’ early days.
Overwatch 2 is Blizzard’s free-to-play team-based first-person shooter. The title features some new heroes like Junker Queen and Sojourn, as well as returning favorites.
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