Overwatch artist gives Officer Brigitte a new partner with Bastion concept skin - Dexerto
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Overwatch artist gives Officer Brigitte a new partner with Bastion concept skin

Published: 18/Jun/2019 23:04 Updated: 18/Jun/2019 23:23

by Bill Cooney

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One artist and major new patch and Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge starting, there’s also a surprising amount of police-themed Overwatch content today.

Around the same time a new Cops and Robbers Workshop mode was shared, concept artist Jarold Sng came out with an awesome concept for a skin that makes Bastion look like something out of RoboCop.

Jarold SngThis is what the Police Bastions look like as they roll off the factory floor (probably).

“You have 20 seconds to comply”

First off, Police Bastion looks incredible with a black and white paint scheme and a red and blue siren on either shoulder.

His Recon weapon has been made to look like an actual gun, and his turret looks even deadlier as a minigun sitting on his back.

Sng said he wanted to make the concept “almost like a Paul Verhoeven 80s action crime film (Think: RoboCop/Total Recall) with Bastion as a robotic lead.”

Police Bastion looks pretty intimidating and he would probably fit in perfectly in an automated, dystopian police force, which seems to be exactly what Sng was going for.

Jarold SngBe careful, or Jeff will send officer Bastion after you.

Get a new Baptiste skin during the Recall Challenge

Along with the June 18 Patch, Overwatch also started Baptiste’s Recall Challenge, which allows players to unlock a new, limited-time Baptiste skin by winning nine games in Quick Play, Arcade or Competitive.

The Recall Challenge goes from June 18 to July 1 and once it’s over the new “Combat Medic” Baptiste skin will be unavailable, so players should get it while they can.

Even though Police Bastion isn’t a real skin yet, Blizzard seems to enjoy turning heroes into cops, so there’s a chance we could see something similar someday.

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Overwatch players freak out at Baptiste’s huge new Amplification Matrix

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:30

by Michael Gwilliam

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Baptiste was the recipient of plenty of buffs in the latest Overwatch Experimental Card, including a major change to the size of his Amplification Matrix that is freaking out the game’s community.

The October 22 patch increased the width of the Haitian hero’s ultimate by a whopping four meters – up to nine from its previous five.

Now, Baptiste’s “window” as the community calls it, looks more like a garage door bigger than any shield in the game by a fair margin.

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of the Amplification Matrix is to double the damage or healing of any shot fired through it. Now, it’s extremely unlikely that teammates will ever have a reason to not shoot through the ultimate as it’s near impossible to miss.

The community has been joking about the size increase. On Reddit, LukarWarrior joked, “Baptiste, now available in IMAX,” suggesting that it’s not as big as a movie theater screen.

Others, such as educational content creator SVB noted how the ultimate is wider than the streets on King’s Row.

That said, it has plenty of uses on other maps where its entire width can be put to good use. BlazeBubble9 documented how there are so many chokes where the new window can come in handy.

Baptiste on Numbani
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Baptiste’s new Amp Matrix can come in handy on Numbani.

For instance, while defending or attacking first point on Numbani, the new ultimate can take up a whole spot on the high ground letting a whole team fire at will onto the objective doing double damage.

In another, you can see how trying to gain or prevent access to the bridge on Eichenwalde second is a breeze with the new ultimate as it perfectly fits within the choke.

Baptiste's ultimate on Eichenwalde
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Pushing into Eichenwalde just got a bit easier.

Of course, because the change is on the Experimental Mode there’s a chance it doesn’t hit the live game, but in the past many of the buffs tested there end up going through, so players should prepare regardless.

Only time will tell if this ultimate buff changes how often players decide to pick the support in their matches.