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Overwatch’s new hero, Baptiste, coming March 19

Out of the PTR and onto live servers

Baptiste smiles and points in a screenshot from Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment
Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Overwatch’s next hero, the combat medic Baptiste, is coming to the game on Tuesday, March 19, Blizzard announced Wednesday. Baptiste has been playable on Overwatch test servers on Windows PC since late February, but he’ll officially go live on all platforms, including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, next week.

Jean-Baptiste Augustin is Overwatch’s newest support class character, and a former member of the Caribbean Coalition military group and Talon. His kit includes a submachine gun that launches healing Biotic Grenades, a heal-over-time ability called Regenerative Burst, the powerful Immortality Field, and Amplification Matrix, Baptiste’s ultimate that doubles the effectiveness of his allies’ damage and healing abilities.

Baptiste is Overwatch’s 30th hero overall and the game’s seventh support character. Blizzard offered more detail Wednesday on the character’s backstory and place in Overwatch lore, including one fun detail: He and Sombra are longtime pals.

When Baptiste drops next week, he’ll come with at least two legendary skins: Spec Ops and Buccaneer. You can preview both alternate looks below.