Blizzard has formally declared Baptiste Augusta, who was first launched in a current in-universe report describing a few of his background, is the latest hero to affix the ranks of Overwatch. Blizzard has revealed this by way of a brand new origin story video, which you’ll be able to try proper right here:
Based on the memo launched earlier this month, Baptiste was a member of Talon, particularly a medic. However he abandoned, and on the time of the report, has been beneath pursuit by a Captain D. Cuerva. A strike crew was despatched to Tortuga to deliver Baptiste again to Talon, cooperative or in any other case, however issues didn’t work out so properly for many of the crew. Based on the memo, Baptists is a crack shot and “constructed to outlive,” which could possibly be interpreted as hints in direction of his potential set.
We don’t know a ton else about Baptiste, aside from the report and the have a look at his background we get within the origin story trailer. He appears to have been orphaned throughout the Omnic Disaster, which motivated his army path.
Regardless of the lack of awareness now, there’s little doubt we’ll be seeing Baptiste land within the PC model’s Public Check Realm sooner somewhat than later. As soon as that occurs, Blizzard will drop Baptiste’s full potential set, and we’ll have the ability to get a greater concept of what kind of help hero he’s meant to be when it comes to gameplay.
The final new hero revealed for Overwatch was Ashe, again throughout BlizzCon. That reveal was a bit overshadowed by all of the Diablo Immortal drama, so hopefully Baptiste will get a bit extra room to breathe on his personal.