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Insane team kill proves Baptiste is Overwatch's most overpowered hero

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch Twitch streamer mL7 is well-known for his incredible Ana play, but that hasn’t stopped the grandmaster player from experimenting with other supports and maximizing their kit. That’s exactly what he did in a game on Ilios where he dominated the enemy team.

Baptiste is believed to be the most ridiculous support and even potentially the most overpowered hero in Overwatch at the moment, thanks to its incredible damage, strong healing, a fast-charging ultimate, Immortality Field and the ability to access high ground with ease.

The Romanian support specialist made use of every aspect of Baptiste’s kit with great success to carry his team in one of the most impactful plays on the hero we’ve seen yet.

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Baptiste has many tools at his disposal.

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With the score tied at one, mL7 needed to keep Well in his team’s possession to earn the victory. To start things off, the Twitch streamer used Baptiste’s boots to jump into the air and take aim at an enemy Pharah.

His superb accuracy prevailed, shooting down the flying rocket menace. Soon thereafter, he placed down Amplification Matrix and with doubled damage, got kills onto a Torbjorn, Wrecking Ball and fellow Baptiste player.

Swiftly, he noticed a Zenyatta flanking behind him and placed his Immortality Field down to survive the Orbs of Destruction coming from behind. After leaping away and doing some healing, he got additional final blows onto a Sigma and the Zenyatta who had been giving him trouble.

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To top it all off, the Pharah, who mL7 killed to begin the play, was once again shot out of the sky as the streamer’s team reached 100 percent of the objective and claimed victory all in a mere 30 seconds.

The dynamic performance was met with shock and awe by members of the Overwatch community including fellow streamer Fran who tweeted, "I was in this game!!! PogU" after mL7 uploaded the footage to Twitter.

Additionally, the play was uploaded to the Competitive Overwatch subreddit where it was upvoted over 1,000 times.

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Is Baptiste balanced? Many want to see him nerfed.

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It will be very interesting to see what happens with Baptiste in the future as the support is widely regarded as being overpowered and a better version of Soldier 76.

Fellow Twitch streamer Seagull has gone on record saying he wishes that the Haitian hero to be reworked with Immortality Field changed to an ultimate ability instead of a standard skill. Only time will tell if Blizzard chooses to act and make changes to Baptiste’s kit.