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

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

Published: 6/Jan/2020 22:10

by Michael Gwilliam


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.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste has many tools at his disposal.

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.

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.

Blizzard EntertainmentIs Baptiste balanced? Many want to see him nerfed.

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.


Why an Overwatch 2 delay could be a blessing in disguise

Published: 17/Jan/2021 23:38 Updated: 17/Jan/2021 23:41

by Bill Cooney


We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever on Overwatch 2 and everyone wants to see big news at BlizzConline 2021. But if we don’t get a release date, we shouldn’t be treating it like the end of the world.

The hype around Overwatch 2 was incredible when the first trailer and gameplay were revealed at BlizzCon 2019 but, after that, it steadily died down to little more than background noise with no official updates or news whatsoever coming from Jeff Kaplan and the team since.

Really, it’s only coming back on everyone’s radar because of BlizzConline, the online replacement for the canceled 2020 convention starting on February 19. Of course, we don’t know anything about what’s officially going to be covered there, but so far people have been saying we could see anything from just a few shots of new heroes, maps, and other content, all the way to a full-on release date.

But, drawing a line in the sand with a set date could be one of the worst things to do to the game before it even comes out.

Everyone obviously wants to play a good game day one on release, but, we’ve all come to expect to be drip-fed information on the newest upcoming titles at every stage, and to know roughly when they’re coming out. This hasn’t happened for Overwatch 2, and to say people are starting to get anxious over it would be arriving very late to the party.

The way it works though is if a game has a set release date from developers of publishers, then it becomes news when or if that date gets delayed or pushed back, and you better believe the pitchforks will come out on Twitter when people find out they’ll have longer to wait.

You may have seen where this is going, but take Cyberpunk 2077 for example — from E3 through the lead-up to the release (which was delayed multiple times) we were shown video after video of incredible-looking gameplay and promised an immersive, futuristic world to get lost in. We got neither.

Instead, most of us got a bug-filled mess that barely worked unless you had a high-end PC or the latest gen console, and even then it still didn’t deliver everything that was promised. It was so bad, Sony even pulled it from the PlayStation store. Now, just imagine that happening to Overwatch.

Overwatch 2 concept art
Blizzard Entertainment
Concept art, screenshots, trailers, and a bit of gameplay are basically all we’ve had to tide us over since 2019.

Not to say Jeff and the Overwatch team aren’t capable of delivering an amazing product — they’ve proven they can do that already — but for the sequel to be the best that it can be, they should take all the time they need. We all want to play OW2 ASAP, but if they need to hold off on a release date a while longer to avoid a broken, buggy joke, then so be it.

“I don’t know, I have no idea,” Kaplan said about a release date all the way back at BlizzCon 2019. “Just let us make it great, that’s all we care about more than anything, we don’t have a date in mind.”

That kind of thinking might be a bit of what endears Jeff to the community, as someone who worked on World of Warcraft when today’s “Classic” was just the entire game, he’s one of the last links to the “old Blizzard,” one that even had its own definition of the word “soon™” coined by fans, which is good to keep in mind as we continue to wait for Overwatch 2.

“Soon™: Copyright pending 2004-2021 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. “Soon™” does not imply any particular date, time, decade, century, or millennia in the past, present, and certainly not the future. “Soon” shall make no contract or warranty between Blizzard Entertainment and the end-user. “Soon” will arrive some day, Blizzard does guarantee that “soon” will be here before the end of time. Maybe. Do not make plans based on “soon” as Blizzard will not be liable for any misuse, use, or even casual glancing at “soon.”