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Overwatch • Mar 06, 2019

Overwatch reveals fantastic new Baptiste skin and teases possible release date

Overwatch reveals fantastic new Baptiste skin and teases possible release date

Overwatch revealed the first new skin for the game's latest hero Baptiste, and teased a possible date for when the hero could go live.


Baptiste was added to the PTR on February 26, which means he's spent exactly one week on the test region as of March 5.

Since then, players who can access the PTR have been getting used to his abilities and kit, and players who can't have been wondering when Overwatch's newest hero will go live.


The new skin is called 'BUCCANEER' Baptiste, and like the name suggests, it turns the hero into a swashbuckler complete with eyepatch and cutlass.

In the intentionally cryptic tweet, Overwatch also mentioned Wednesday, March 6 as a potential date for the skin to go live on the PTR, or possibly for Baptiste to make it into the live game.


There's no set amount of time for how long a new hero has to stay on the PTR. Some, it's a few days, and others spend a couple weeks being tested, so it's difficult to use that to say whether or not Baptiste will be going live this week based on that.

Heroes do usually start getting skins when they go to live servers, so that's a definite plus for those who think Baptiste will go live this week.

Whatever happens, we can be sure something is going to happen with Overwatch's newest character this week, it's just hard to say exactly what.

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