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Blizzard Fixes a Factually Incorrect Name for One of Doomfist's Skins

Cheetahs can't outrun the laws of wild cat spots.

News by Caty McCarthy, .

Hey, as the Hannah Montana song goes, everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days. Or rather, a leopard can't change its spots. But, uh, I guess Blizzard can.

When Doomfist's skins mysteriously appeared deep into Overwatch's PTR (after he was pushed into the test realm), there was trouble afoot. Fans complained. Fans cried. Fans were deeming the game unplayable. There was something blatantly wrong here. Blizzard had labeled an animal-print skin for new hero Doomfist as "Cheetah," when in reality, the spots matched those of a leopard. Yikes.

Blizzard seemed to catch wind of the mistake pretty quick though, as reported by DotEsports. That was evidenced today, when the PTR was updated with a teensy little fix: no longer is the skin called "Cheetah," it is now called "Leopard." (Ah, that'll do.) Overwatch lead writer Michael Chu even took to the forums, begging for forgiveness. "Please forgive us," he wrote on a forum post calling out the unfortunate error.

In the meantime, Doomfist remains on the PTR for the time being. If you have Overwatch on PC, you can test out the melee-centric hero now. For the rest of players scattered across consoles, Doomfist will be unleashed alongside other balance changes in the coming weeks.

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  • Avatar for WiIIyTheAntelope #1 WiIIyTheAntelope 4 months ago
    Thank goodness for them quickly resolving this major oversight. I just hope that in time, we as a nation can heal from this tragic situation.
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  • Avatar for matt-b #2 matt-b 4 months ago
    I don't know how we'll ever truly be able to move on. I mean, there will always be a split in the lives of those of us old enough to remember this horrific tragedy; the time before Cheetah and the time after.

    God help us.
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