Overwatch – New Hero Announced

Posted on 27 Feb 2019

Soon, Overwatch will be getting its thirtieth hero (30!) in the form of ex-Talon combat medic Baptiste. Check out the press release below for a run-down of his skills, or watch the embedded trailer above for his background story. He’s already available to try out on the PTR if you want to give him a go ahead of his release onto the regular servers.

Official Press Release

Overwatch: Announcing Hero 30, Baptiste – Now on PTR

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 — This medic is no angel of mercy. Announcing the 30th Overwatch hero, Baptiste—an elite combat medic armed with an arsenal of experimental healing devices. Baptiste helps keep allies alive and eliminate threats under fierce conditions. Try him out now on the public test realm on PC, and find out more about Baptiste and his abilities below.


Real Name: Jean-Baptiste Augustin

Age: 36

Occupation: Combat Medic

Base of Operations: Tortuga, Haiti (formerly)

Affiliation: Caribbean Coalition (formerly), Talon (formerly)


Biotic Launcher — Baptiste’s three-round-burst Biotic Launcher rewards accuracy and recoil control with significant damage output. It also doubles as a healing device, lobbing projectiles that heal allies near the point of impact.

Regenerative Burst — Baptiste activates an intense regenerative burst that heals himself and nearby allies over time.

Immortality Field — Baptiste uses a device to create a field that prevents allies from dying. The generator can be destroyed.

Amplification Matrix (Ultimate) — Baptiste creates a matrix that doubles the damage and healing effects of friendly projectiles that pass through it.

Exo Boots (Passive) — By first crouching, Baptiste can jump higher.

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