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Published: 26/Jul/2019 23:50 Updated: 27/Jul/2019 1:13by Bill Cooney
Every back in February of 2019 and is the most recently released Overwatch hero before Sigma arrived on the scene.
A much-needed Support hero, Baptiste has found his own little niche in Overwatch and can apparently help teammates with more than just healing and his Immortality Field.[ad name=”article2″]
Baptiste’s Exo Boots ability allows him to jump really high (~9m) after crouching down and charging up for one second.
Reddit user MuiloLemos was kind enough to share how, with enough speed, you can also use Baptiste’s hops to get practically any hero to the high ground on the first attacking spawn of King’s Row.
By jumping up and slightly forward right next to the healing wall – as MulioLemos demonstrated in their video – you can quickly switch to any other hero before landing on the platform.
It’s a pretty neat trick and allows heroes like Bastion and Orisa to get a good vantage point but thanks to the upcoming 2-2-2 role queue it won’t be something players can do for long.
Once the role queue update goes live from the PTR, Baptiste will only be able to switch to another healer, so at least you’ll still be able to use it to get a nice high sniping position for Ana.
With this newly-discovered Baptiste trick, Bastion can now reach high ground at the beginning and the end of King’s Row, at least until 2-2-2.
But the technique of using Bastion’s ultimate to hop up to the high ground just before the third point, will be safe from the reaches of role lock (credit to u/secondgenesis on Reddit).
Even though everyone is rightly obsessing over Overwatch’s newest hero Sigma right now, it’s nice to see Baptiste is still getting some love too.