Overwatch skin concept takes Baptiste to infinity and beyond

Overwatch skin concept takes Baptiste to infinity and beyond

Published: 14/Jul/2020 17:17

by David Purcell


Who would have thought a crossover between Overwatch and Toy Story would look so good? A new concept that fuses together two of the franchises’ favorite characters, Baptiste and Buzz Lightyear, might be one of the best yet. 

Activision Blizzard have released a number of limited edition skins since the game launched, and they roll out periodically throughout the year with timely events.

Never before, however, have we seen two such different worlds like this collide, but there’s no denying the mashup itself would be a hit with members of the community.

Those who know just about anything Buzz Lightyear related will know the character proudly wears his green space suit, complete with activated wings and set voice lines.

Baptiste in Overwatch
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Baptiste is one of the most powerful heroes in Overwatch, and would look even better with this concept skin.

Well, Reddit user FumbleBee0718 thought it might work just as well with the ex-Talon operative, and boy were they right.

They showed off their design on July 14, bringing together four sprays featuring different emblems from Toy Story’s space command, a “To Infinity and Beyond!” voice line, weapon wrap, and impressive character suit as well.

Buzz Lightyear / Baptiste concept skin from Overwatch

While the voice line chosen for the concept is definitely the most famous line from Buzz, some players in the comments section had other ideas.

“When he respawns he should have a voice line saying ‘years of academy training wasted!'” one said, while another added: “When he does his exo boot jump he should say it’s just falling with style.”

While it’s unlikely that we see this concept or something similar spring onto the scene in Overwatch sometime soon, there’s always a chance that small things mentioned in the community could influence designs in the future. In this case, we’re all crossing our fingers.


Insane Wrecking Ball trick in Overwatch lets you get easy Oasis kills

Published: 2/Dec/2020 16:11

by Lauren Bergin


Overwatch’s Wrecking Ball is very much a love or hate hero: tanks love to play him, but every other player hates him. This easy trick will help you dominate as the furry hero on Oasis.

When players see a Wrecking Ball in their game, their either excited that he’s on their team instead of the enemy one or, alternatively, their heart sinks. The iron clad furball can make or break a game, especially in areas where environmental kills are all too easy.

A recent discovery that Tracer and Wrecking Ball can be partnered together to cause chaos with a boop and Pulse Bomb has led to players testing out all different Hammond tricks.

One player, however, has discovered a trick that will make Oasis a nightmare for the enemy team.

Wrecking Ball grapples
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Wrecking Ball may be cute, but he’s deadly on several Overwatch maps.

Wrecking Ball Oasis trick gives you easy kills

When piloting the armoured death ball, Reddit user XCJRR has found a prime spot to lie in waiting for any unfortunate victims on Oasis.

If a player positions themselves just outside of the enemy spawn on Oasis behind the bright blue sign next to the palm tree, they’re in a prime position to barrel into their opponents and throw them into the highway which forms part of Oasis’ backdrop.

From there, enemies are more than likely to be one-shot by the oncoming traffic, giving you instant kills and a whole lot of pressure on the map.

These are true environmental kills. from r/Overwatch

XCJRR’s timing was literal perfection, as it seems the entire enemy team were just respawning as he launched his attack, giving him an easy triple kill. It’s easy to race around the map as Hammond, so getting there with plenty of time and waiting is the perfect trick to get an easy wipe.

A lot of players will sigh at this news, as its yet another way for Wrecking Ball to truly wreck your evening, but give it a shot and see what happens. Just remember, you didn’t hear it from us.