Overwatch’s New Hero Baptiste is Now Live on PTR

Hero 30's abilities have also been revealed in a new developer update video.

Posted By | On 27th, Feb. 2019

Overwatch Baptiste

The origin story for Blizzard Entertainment’s newest Overwatch hero, Baptiste, went live yesterday. It hasn’t take too long for players – at least, on PC – to try him out. The developer has confirmed that Baptiste is now officially live on the Public Test Realm server. Simply navigate to the “Region” tab in the Battle.net launcher if you own the game on PC and download the PTR build.

Baptiste, whose full name is Jean-Baptiste Augustin, is a DPS/Support hybrid hero. He packs a three round burst rifle that also works as a Biotic Launcher, shooting healing projectiles to those near the impact radius. Regenerative Burst allows for self-healing and healing nearby teammates over time. Immortality Field is probably the craziest ability – it’s a device that outright prevents allies within it from dying (though it can be destroyed).

Finally, there’s his Ultimate, “Amplification Matrix”. Lay it down and any damage or healing that passes through it will be doubled. Baptiste also has the ability to jump higher by crouching beforehand. Check out director Jeff Kaplan discussing Baptiste’s abilities in the latest developer update below.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Espinas and Blood Orange Bishaten Hunts Showcased in New Videos

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak – Espinas and Blood Orange Bishaten Hunts Showcased in New Videos

A returning foe from Monster Hunter Frontier and a new subspecies are showcased along with the Insect Glaive a...

Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Spellbreak Developer Proletariat

Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Spellbreak Developer Proletariat

The Boston-based studio, which consists of 100 employees, will be working on World of Warcraft and its upcomin...

Star Ocean: The Divine Force Launches October 27th, New Gameplay and Details Revealed

Star Ocean: The Divine Force Launches October 27th, New Gameplay and Details Revealed

The action RPG will release worldwide for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. Five new characters and ...

Next Need for Speed Will Launch on November 4 – Rumour

Next Need for Speed Will Launch on November 4 – Rumour

The next instalment in the Need for Speed series, reportedly titled Need for Speed: Unbound, will allegedly la...

Magical Battle Royale Spellbreak is Shuttering its Servers in Early 2023

Magical Battle Royale Spellbreak is Shuttering its Servers in Early 2023

Developer Proletariat confirms that its magic-based battle royale game, which launched back in 2018, won't be ...

Destiny 2 – Hotfix 4.1.0.4 is Now Available, Duality Dungeon Fixes Revealed

Destiny 2 – Hotfix 4.1.0.4 is Now Available, Duality Dungeon Fixes Revealed

The hotfix also re-enables the Piercing Sidearms artifact mod while increasing airborne effectiveness for cert...