More Details Emerge for Upcoming Overwatch Hero Baptiste

By Rebecca Smith, 26 days ago
Two days ago, Blizzard officially revealed the 30th hero for Overwatch: Origins Edition, Support combat medic Baptiste. Now that we've already seen his back story, his abilities have been unveiled as he's given a full overview in the latest developer update.

As you can imagine from a combat medic, his role is to support his team mates through a variety of experimental healing devices. However, he can eliminate threats himself too, even under tough conditions.


  • 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.
Blizzard's Vice President Jeff Kaplan gives a more detailed overview of the character in the latest developer update video:

Baptiste is available now on the PC public test server. He will arrive on consoles at a later date.

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.