Without a doubt, the best part about Overwatch is the very detailed and complex characters that make up the roster. The game already had a large roster when it released in 2016, but then, Blizzard started to add more. Slowly, but surely, they added more, and each reveal became its own twist on the game, and they are always looking to bring in more characters, expand the world even more, and they’ve done it once again. Because coming very soon is the combat medic known as Baptiste.
Here is a breakdown of Baptiste straight from Blizzard:
Baptiste is a battle-hardened combat medic who wields an assortment of experimental devices and weaponry to keep allies alive and eliminate his enemies. Baptiste’s Biotic Launcher fires 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. With Regenerative Burst , Baptiste activates an intense surge that heals himself and nearby allies over time. When danger is near, Baptiste can toss out his Immortality Field to prevent allies from dying. Baptiste moves around the battlefield with Exo Boots , jumping over obstacles and clearing distances that would stop other heroes. Baptiste deploys his Amplification Matrix as his ultimate, which doubles the damage and healing effects of friendly projectiles.
As for his backstory, Baptiste is from Haiti, and once upon a time he served as a member of Talon, but, then he defected to Overwatch after a while. Now, his purpose is very clear, he’ll help fix this war, regardless of whether that’ll take a bullet or a bandage to do it.
It certainly appears that Baptiste is another in a long line of unique characters in the game, and players are able right now to try him out in the game via the PTR. Which means that after some tweaks, he’ll be put into the main game soon enough.