Blizzard has officially revealed the 30th playable hero in Overwatch and it’s none other than the debut of a new support medic hero named Baptiste. A new video published earlier today tells the tragic origin story of the latest hero to join the Overwatch roster.
Jean-Baptiste Augustin was an orphan for most of his childhood, thanks to the devastating Omnic War. In his origin story video, he cites the war as forcing him to “steal or starve, kill or be killed”, essentially doing whatever he has to do to survive. This trait and will was probably what attracted terrorist organization Talon to recruit him.
After realizing that he ultimately has choices and undergoing a change of heart, Baptiste decides to leave Talon and “fight for a better world”. He then aptly describes his role in the game by saying:
“For some, that means a bandage. For others, a bullet.”
Baptiste will likely be a support hero and a medic, joining the ranks of other Overwatch heroes like Ana, Brigitte, Lucio, Mercy, Moira, and Zenyatta. At the time of writing, the release date for Baptiste has not been revealed. Blizzard has only confirmed that he will be “coming soon”.
Besides his origin story, not much has been revealed about Baptiste. I’m sure many players will be curious to discover how a new support hero like him will affect the current meta of the game.
Stay tuned on Kakuchopurei for more updates about Overwatch‘s latest hero in the near future. If you want to find out how he plays, find out on this writeup here. In the meantime, check out the origin story trailer for Baptiste below.