Baptiste is a new hero coming to Overwatch on July 24th. He has been in the game’s PTR for about a month and his release date couldn’t be any more soon! In this article, we will discuss when Baptiste will go live, what he does in the game, and what all of you can expect from him. This article also includes an FAQ with answers to some questions that have been asked about Baptiste so far.
Baptiste has a unique kit that allows players to heal allies, damage enemies, and create new opportunities for their team. He’s been called “the Swiss army knife of Overwatch” because of how many different things he offers teams. While this may make Baptiste sound like an offensive hero, creating comebacks with your team is actually one way you could use him! You could also play defensively by healing teammates while remaining safe behind shields or barriers; it all depends on what strategy meets the needs of each situation. And speaking of strategies meeting situations: don’t forget about Baptiste’s ultimate ability, Immortality.
when will Baptiste go live
Baptiste’s kit is a great way to supplement the team and create new opportunities for them to take advantage of, but it couldn’t be simpler – he’s not one of those heroes that you need to spend hours learning how to play well. You can always count on Baptiste being there as an option in almost any situation because his only real weakness is damage from behind (think Widowmaker or Junkrat) and if your opponents are smart they’ll all have their backs turned against him anyway. With his low barrier cost coupled with a high health pool, this might even happen inadvertently just because Overwatch players get so focused on attacking each other! It also doesn’t hurt that he has one of the most powerful ultimate abilities in the game, with a global range that can wipe out an entire team.
We’re about a week away from the release of Baptiste, Overwatch’s newest hero. As we get closer to his arrival on consoles and PC next Tuesday, February 27th at 11:00 am PST (or 18:00 UTC), it seems like time is running out for us all… but together we can make it through with some tips and tricks!
What’s Baptiste’s abilities?
In this post, we have answered these questions and more to help you get ready for when the newest hero arrives. If there are any other questions that you want us to answer or if we missed something please let us know by leaving a comment below! We love hearing what our players think about everything going on here at Blizzard Entertainment. Have fun out there!
What does Baptiste do?
Baptiste is a defensive hero, meaning he’s equipped to help his team survive. He wields an automatic rifle that can either fire in short bursts or as continuous machine-gun fire with the tap of a button. His kit also includes two long-distance sniper rifles, one which zooms in for up-close shots and the other that has more range than most snipers—allowing him to take out enemies from far away when needed! To top it all off, Baptiste buffs himself and others by giving them some much-needed health back through both healing darts and biotic energy blasts. And if you need any additional information on this new character before next Tuesday, then we hope you find this guide helpful!
How do his abilities work?
The healing dart and biotic energy blast change depending on whether Baptiste is high or low health. When he’s up, they provide a moderate amount of healing for himself and the teammates around him—enough to keep everyone in the fight. But when he’s down, these same attacks become more powerful; instead of giving allies an extra dose of life, the heal darts will fully restore their teammate’s health while buffs like armor lessen the damage taken by both you and your friends. The sniper rifle also changes between short bursts that can be used at close range (but have limited ammo) and longer shots with fewer bullets but better accuracy if needed from afar.
What can he build?
Baptiste can use his unique toolkit to build a variety of items – from quad turrets and ammo stations to deployable shields, or even biotic traps. The type of item he builds is determined by the materials that are available around him when building it. For example: if there’s an abundance of wire in your environment, you’ll be able to create more powerful mines; on the other hand, with enough wood nearby you may decide to make a barricade instead–so think about what you need before crafting!