New Overwatch hero Baptiste will be released for players on all platforms on Tuesday, 19th March. As with all new heroes, there will be a one week period after his arrival before he is available for Competitive Play.
Baptiste is a support hero with some powerful new abilities. He has an Immortality Field, which bubbles out like a Winston shield and prevents anyone within from dying while active – giving him plenty of time to pump healing grenades in, or to activate his immediate area-of-effect heal.
His rifle is hitscan so the small bursts of bullets arrive at their destination as soon as he shoots – great if you’ve got good accuracy – and he gains a lot of manoeuvrability and access to high ground by being able to crouch and charge a super-jump.