The newest hero to join the Overwatch ranks will have to a wait a little longer before jumping into the Competitive zone.
Baptiste, who has been running through his skillset on the PTR since late February, will join Competitive Play on April 2, two weeks after he officially joins the Overwatch roster on March 19.
This is standard fare for any new hero in Overwatch: the PTR is the first port of call, before joining public servers, and finally, Competitive Play.
Baptiste has been playable on Overwatch‘s PTR since late February, have gone through multiple patches and changes since he’s had such a significant impact on the meta.
He’s a new Support hero, bringing with him a varied range of abilities, from a three-shot assault rifle, to healing grenades, an Amplification Matrix, and an Immortality Field.
He’ll be the 30th hero to join the Overwatch roster, and chatter has already turned to who Hero 31 will be.
The latest hero to join the Overwatch roster feeds into the Support-centric meta that has graced/plagued the game for a number of seasons now.
Baptiste, an orphaned Haitian with a fascinating back story, brings with him a varied skill set, focused around a high DPS ceiling, and fast, broad healing power.