The 30th Overwatch Hero Baptiste is Now Playable

This medic is no angel of mercy. Blizzard Entertainment has announced 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 game‘s 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)

Baptiste’s abilities include:

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.

You can watch the origin story of the 30th Overwatch hero using the player above and check out Jeff Kaplan describing the character in the video below. Kaplan provides some insight into his back story, abilities, and overall strategy.