Overwatch voice actor addresses how to properly pronounce Baptiste - Dexerto

Overwatch voice actor addresses how to properly pronounce Baptiste

Published: 20/Mar/2019 20:41 Updated: 20/Mar/2019 20:53

by Bill Cooney


The newest hero in Overwatch, Baptiste, is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox, but the game’s community is still fiercely divided on how to pronounce his name.

According to his backstory, Baptiste is Haitian, where the official language is French, so a debate has arisen whether or not to pronounce the ‘p’ in his name.

The community is sharply divided into two camps, those who drop the p, and others who include it when saying the name. In an effort to bring people together, Benz Antoine, the voice actor of Baptiste, attempted to share his thoughts on the pronunciation.

Blizzard EntertainmentBaptiste is Overwatch’s newest support hero.

Antoine has already said getting the role of Baptiste has changed his life, and he was clearly excited for the hero to debut on Tuesday, March 19.

As he sat down to test out the hero he voiced in Overwatch, Antoine took a few seconds to talk to fans.

“I think it’s about time I answer a question a lot of you are asking: to P, or not to P?” The voice actor said. “That is the question.”

“For me, the answer is simple,” Antoine said as he looked into the camera, before being unexpectedly cut off.

The video could have been cut off by extremist pro-p or anti-p splinter groups, but more than likely it was just a great troll of Overwatch fans.

Voice actors in Overwatch have become full-blown stars with the game’s fans, and with the release of Baptiste, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change.

Baptiste is now available on all platforms, along with a massive new patch that updates more than half of the heroes in Overwatch.


Dafran shows off incredible Overwatch Dynamite tactic with Ashe

Published: 4/Dec/2020 0:04

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer-turned-farmer Daniel ‘Dafran’ Francesca showed that he is still insane at Overwatch by utilizing a simple trick with the hero Ashe.

Dafran has long been considered one of the best Overwatch players on the planet, despite only spending one stage in OWL back in season 2. While he was known mostly for his sensational McCree, Soldier, and Tracer plays, the Danish DPS star can also frag out on Ashe.

During a December 3 broadcast, Dafran found himself attacking on Junkertown and in a prime position to help his team capture Point B.

On the Ashe, Dafran noticed all sorts of enemies were grouping in a small room they need to funnel through to get into the streets phase area. With his Widowmaker ally using her ultimate to fully reveal their location, Francesca decided to take matters into his own hands.

Ashe leads her team on Rialto
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Ashe can be a big threat with Dynamite.

With his B.O.B active on the other side of the room and the enemies waiting for the big Omnic butler to disappear before they made their move, Dafran threw his Dynamite barely inside.

Ashe’s Dynamite can be one of the most impactful abilities in Overwatch, dealing massive damage upon the explosion and then a bit more over time. Those closest to the explosion take 50 damage with 100 burn damage coming over time.

Once the Dynamite exploded, the enemy Ashe, Baptiste, Zenyatta and Widowmaker were at his mercy. Speaking of Mercy, the Dane had one pocketing him, making sure he inflicted extra damage.

With some simple hip firing, he was able to eliminate the three targets before ADSing to dink the Widow for the quadruple kill – plus, 60% in brand new ultimate charge for another B.O.B.

“That’s an Overwatch League play, dude!” he exclaimed. “Holy f**k, dude.”

The best part about the whole sequence is just how simple it really was, and there is no reason you can’t replicate it in your games. Just remember how easy Ashe’s Dynamite can be to land if you don’t overcomplicate the toss and opt to just hip fire.

It may not be the flashiest, but it can win entire team fights with relative ease. Give it a shot next time you queue up as DPS.