It’s confirmed: the next new Overwatch hero will be medic Jean-Baptiste Augustin – Baptiste for short – as teased last week.
Blizzard unveiled Baptiste’s origin story in a video posted yesterday. It shows his war-torn and orphaned upbringing, fighting for whatever scraps he could, and how alluring a powerful group could be – even a violent and harmful one – to a person in a volatile situation like that. That’s how Baptiste joined Talon.
But years down the road, Baptiste’s conscience reared up, scrubbing delusion from his eyes until saw Talon for what it clearly was. And he wanted out. That’s where we pick him up now: determined to make the world a better place.