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July 2 Overwatch patch fixes Baptiste healing bug

Published: 2/Jul/2019 19:43 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 19:49

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard has fixed a bug with Baptiste’s ultimate that prevented his healing from being amplified in the latest July 2 Overwatch patch.

Overwatch players started noticing that Baptiste’s ultimate wasn’t amplifying any kind of healing as it does damage after the last major balance patch.


Damage is still amplified just fine by the ability, but healing like Moira’s orb, Ana’s darts or Baptiste’s grenades weren’t getting boosted by Amplification Matrix like they should be.

GamepediaBaptiste’s ultimate should be amplifying healing, but it isn’t.

Healing gets left out

Overwatch player ‘Phricky’ posted a video to Reddit in late June that showed how Baptiste’s ultimate wasn’t amplifying any of the healing it should be correctly.


In the video he compares how Baptiste healed through his ultimate before the June 18 patch to how he heals now and it definitely appears to be less than before.

Apparently it didn’t take long for Blizzard to fix the problem, because just a few days later they came out with an update almost exclusively to fix the Baptiste bug.

Good news for Baptiste players who thought something was up: you’re not crazy, and now Amplification Matrix should be back to where it was before the last major patch.


Blizzard EntertainmentPlayers should be able to get a lot more healing out of Baptiste’s ultimate after the update.

The patch also includes a bug fix for the Workshop and finally gives us the ability to bind custom keys in Replay mode but again, it seems to be mostly to fix Baptiste’s Ultimate.

Twitch Rivals Overwatch Workshop Showdown

Speaking of the Workshop, Twitch has brought together 12 popular Overwatch streamers for the Workshop Showdown, which will have participants facing off in some of the most popular Workshop modes so far.

Overwatch fans who want to catch some of the action or see if their favorite Workshop mode gets features can do so by tuning into the Twitch Rivals channel.


The full, although brief, list of bug fixes in the July 2 Overwatch patch are listed below:

Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – July 2, 2019



  • Workshop: Fixed the “Disable Built-In Game Mode Respawning” and “Set Respawn Max Time” actions.
  • Replays: Added Replay keybinding options



  • Fixed a bug where Baptiste’s Amplification Matrix was not boosting healing effects.

Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.


According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

Overwatch player Tiago
Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.