New Overwatch Hero Baptiste is Available Now In PTR (VIDEO)
Following a decidedly cryptic tease about a new Overwatch hero named Baptiste, Blizzard officially revealed the Haitian combat medic and his backstory through a particularly intriguing lore video. Now, Baptiste has officially gone live in Overwatch’s Public Test Realm allowing players to test out the new character’s abilities for the first time.
Via the PTR’s latest patch notes, Baptiste is described as a “battle-hardened combat medic who wields an assortment of experimental devices and weaponry to keep allies alive and eliminate his enemies.” The update additionally goes into depth about the new character’s skill set, specifically touting abilities such as the damage-heavy Biotic Launcher, a team-healing Regenerative Burst, and his ultimate Amplification Matrix, which can double down on the amount of damage done to other players.
“No dying on my watch.”
Get your first aid on Baptiste’s abilities and playstyle. Now healing on the PTR!
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 26, 2019
- Biotic Launcher
- A three-round-burst that rewards accuracy and recoil control with significant damage output. His alternate fire lobs grenades that heal allies near the point of impact.
- Regenerative Burst
- An intense surge that heals himself and nearby allies over time.
- Immortality Field
- A deployable device designed to prevent allies from dying.
- Exo Boots
- Baptiste’s unique way of moving around the battlefield, jumping over obstacles and clearing distances that would stop other heroes.
- Amplification Matrix
- Baptiste’s ultimate, which doubles the damage and healing effects of friendly projectiles.
Though players are currently able to try out Baptiste in the Public Test Realm, it’s currently unknown when the character will eventually drop for the base game. If all goes as smoothly as previous Hero reveals, players won’t have too long before Baptiste officially joins the battle. Overwatch is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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