Good news for Overwatch fans looking for a new kind of healer as Baptiste will be taken out of the PTR and added to the main game on Tuesday. Blizzard announced his addition to the game on Twitter today, giving players only a handful of days left to test him out before he goes live on the primary servers and becomes the latest character that’s going to be hard to select to play as he’s become super popular on the PTR.
Everyone sign their life insurance policies? 🗸
Baptiste reports for duty 03.19.19 pic.twitter.com/jo7LMmftik
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 13, 2019
The primary reason behind Baptiste taking off so well in the test servers is that he’s a healer who actually does a ton of damage. You can argue for Lucio, Ana, and Moira being powerful healers in the game that can also be an offensive mainstay, but the damage Baptiste can inflict while healing people and the damage appears to be substantially higher to other characters in the same class. Best of luck to all of you in Overwatch next week as you’re going to need it going against this combat medic.