How every Overwatch Baptiste skin looks in game - Full gallery - Dexerto
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How every Overwatch Baptiste skin looks in game – Full gallery

Published: 7/Mar/2019 14:00 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 17:11

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard have revealed all of the skins for new Overwatch hero Baptiste on the Public Test Realm (PTR).

Baptiste was originally added to the Overwatch PTR on February 26, but initially only the hero himself was available for testing, without any of the extra cosmetics items that all heroes ultimately launch with.

As Baptiste’s full release gets closer, however, Blizzard have now added the full range of cosmetics that will join him on the live servers. Most interestingly, this means players can get a look at the skin options that will be available upon his release.

As with all previous heroes, Baptiste will launch with 10 skins – four Rare, a simply recoloring of his default skin, two Epic, which have a themed design but stick largely to the basic form of his original skin, and four Legendary.

The Legendary skins make the most significant changes to Baptiste’s basic look, and as with all heroes before him, the release options come in two pairs, each of which offers two variants on a particular theme. In Baptiste’s case, these are the Desert Ops and Spec Ops, which see him specially outfitted for warfare, as well as the self-explanatory Buccaneer and Pirate.

In addition to the default skins, Baptiste will also be able to boast home and away colors for each of the 20 Overwatch League teams. These skins can be purchased for 100 League Tokens per team, and doing so grants both home and away skins for the team in question.

Baptiste’s skin options:


Rare


BLE

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VYOLÈT

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VÈT

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WOUJ

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Epic


CAMOUFLAGE

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WASTELAND

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Legendary


DESERT OPS

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SPEC OPS

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BUCCANEER

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PIRATE

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Blizzard haven’t yet announced a release date for Baptiste, but if they follow the same schedule as previous March hero releases, he can be expected to hit the live servers around March 20, give or take a day or two.

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Overwatch battle pass? Blizzard teases major changes for franchise

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:00

by Nate Searl

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An Activision Blizzard investor reveals that the Overwatch franchise is in for some major innovations that should help bring in consistent revenue. It sounds like the game might be getting a Battle Pass. 

Overwatch has been one of the most consistent games since its release back in 2016 with a very basic business model. The game has a set cost and the only microtransactions are loot boxes that provide cosmetic items.

New cosmetic items only come out during seasonal events, which are the same every year, and there isn’t currently any form of Battle Pass. According to an Activision Blizzard investor, the business model is going to change soon.

Is Overwatch getting a Battle Pass?

Most popular online multiplayer games like Fortnite, League of Legends, Valorant, etc. are free to play and have some form of Battle Pass that helps them bring in money. Overwatch never did this, and currently relies on game sales and loot box sales to bring in revenue.

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What the Battle Pass looks like in Fortnite.

With Overwatch 2 on the horizon, Activision Blizzard will likely change their business model for the game. A Battle Pass would be a great solution. It gives players new cosmetics along with an extra incentive to play, and it gives Activision Blizzard a new way to profit off the franchise.

Battle Passes are generally great ways to get players involved in a game by giving them quests and other incentives to play while offering players exclusive cosmetic content to flex on their opponents with. In Overwatch, this could be skins, sprays, voice lines, highlight intros, or new items that haven’t been revealed yet.

Overwatch 2 surveys

Activision Blizzard has also sent out surveys about Overwatch 2. YouTuber Stylosa went over the survey, which asks questions about potential different features and editions of the game. It seems like they are mulling over several different ideas.

In addition to a potential Battle Pass, it seems like Overwatch 2 will have new ways to customize skins. This could mean changing the color of the skins or maybe changing clothing items or weapons like in Dota 2.

If Overwatch goes free-to-play when Overwatch 2 comes out, a Battle Pass seems inevitable. We will undoubtedly learn more about it in the coming months.