After teasing players worldwide for the past week, Blizzard had finally announced Overwatch’s newest hero. In a new Origin Story video, his name is Baptiste. A Haitian combat medic, fighting for a better tomorrow. Overwatch support players will now have a glimpse of the new hero. That will probably alter the game style and the tide of the game.
“From Orphan to Hero”
“For some, that means a bandage, for others, a bullet” Baptiste says in his origin story. Baptiste, real name Jean Baptiste-Augustine, is one among the 30 million orphaned children during the greatest event on the game’s timeline, the Omnic Wars. The young Baptiste implies that he grew up in a war-torn place. Saying that he had to either “steal or starve, kill or be killed’.
Eventually, due to his skills and expertise, a shady mercenary group (and also the antagonist of the game) named Talon recruited him. He did join the group, but later found out that they are doing the wrong thing. He left the group, but not without being the group’s next target.
The Tease and The Release
Baptiste was first teased by the game publisher Blizzard Entertainment earlier this week. The publisher Blizzard released a letter last Thursday, which is written in the voice of Talon. Squad Leader D. Cuerva, which deals about a particular deserter.
Blizzard tweeted a part of the letter, saying that he knows better than to underestimate Baptiste. It is also indicated in the letter that D. Cuerva helped train Baptiste. And hailed him as one of the best among the ranks. The Talon squad leader also added that he has a rare talent, in which he can easily adapt to any situation. And is a crack shot, albeit being a medic.
D. Cuerva continued to compliment Baptiste throughout the letter. Saying that he has the devil’s luck, before proceeding with the mission of hunting down the deserted medic.
Blizzard hasn’t yet provided any information on when will Baptiste becomes a player character in the world of Overwatch. Given that this is pretty quick for a release compared to other heroes previously. It is speculated that Baptiste will be on the PC public test soon.