Overwatch 2 Baptiste: Abilities, Tips & Playstyle

Play as Baptiste & master the art of keeping your squadmates alive!

Story Highlights
  • Baptiste is by far the best support hero in Overwatch 2
  • His abilities not only allow you to keep the health restored of teammates but also not let them die
  • Baptiste performs well if he is besides a tank and Damage hero
  • Playing Baptiste as an attacker will be a really bad idea & he can die very easily

Overwatch 2 packs the same punch as its prequel, but the overall experience is much more balanced and polished. You still have to unlock all heroes to experience the full roster and get to play with the best characters in the game. That is why we have curated the Overwatch 2 Baptiste guide so that you get to learn all the bells and whistles of this hero in the game.

Baptiste Role

Baptiste Role [image credit: eXputer]

Baptiste makes a return in Overwatch 2, and thanks to a few tweaks that Blizzard implemented, he is now a lot more fascinating support character in this edition of the first-person shooter that the developer has created. In addition to its capacity to cause harm, it also has the ability to throw healing grenades across considerable distances.

In comparison to the first iteration of Overwatch, Blizzard made considerable improvements to his damage output. As a result, it is now possible to use Baptiste as a damage-dealing hero if you wait for his healing skills to regain their full capacity.

Baptiste’s abilities give him the ability to heal himself and others while still doing damage. The launcher has significant recoil, but it reloads quite quickly, which is a significant bonus. Baptiste is the healer counterpart to Soldier 76. He is able to carry out a little bit of everything, even staying alive, but his biotic weapon is what makes him the most valuable.

Baptiste Abilities

Baptiste Abilities [image credit: eXputer]

Because of his biotic launcher, Baptiste ranks among the support heroes with the greatest amount of flexibility. The secondary firing mode of the gun is capable of throwing healing munitions that have a large area of effect and recovering the target’s health twice: first, when the munition hits an ally, and later when it detonates.

The explosives do not have a cooldown period like the normal shots from the biotic gun, and they even provide a limited area of impact like the ordinary shots. Even if Baptiste is unable to use his Regenerative Burst to heal a teammate, he may indeed ensure their survival by throwing healing munitions at them.

Exo Boots

Exo Boots [image credit: eXputer]

The Exo Boots is by far the best and most versatile ability of Baptiste that players can utilize for defensive or offensive purposes in the field. It allows the hero to make a very long jump that could possibly allow him to reach certain platforms most Damage and Tank heroes can’t. 

This, in turn, will open many possibilities for Baptiste to attack enemies from the high ground. At the same time, you can also heal your allies using Biotic Launcher’s secondary firing mode that basically launches healing munitions wherever your aim is. 

Even if the crouch position is abandoned, the boots will keep their charge for one second. You must keep this in min that it will be reset, though, if the crouch button is pushed again while this timer is active.

Biotic Launcher

Biotic Launcher [image credit: eXputer]

Biotic Launcher is the go-to assault weapon of Baptiste, and the weapon basically comes in two firing modes. The first mode fires a three-round burst on a target, and the aim recoils up as you continue to fire back to back. The aim settles down when you stop firing, and the crosshair will be back to its actual position.

The primary fire mode deals 7.2 – 25 per round of damage and has a 45 ammo clip size. Of course, the headshot damage will be much higher than the body count, and you can pretty much kill enemies faster if you consistently land headshots. You can manually reload and refill the mag with full rounds, or Baptiste will reload automatically when the clip runs out of bullets.

Biotic Launcher Secondary Mode

Biotic Launcher 2ndary mode [image credit: eXputer]

The secondary firing mode of the hero’s weapon is basically a grenade launcher that heals allies. If your projectile hits an ally directly, they will receive 70 health regeneration instantly. On the other hand, nearby allies who are near the healing aura of the weapon will get 50 HP back. 

Even though this is an excellent utility to heal allies in a small radius, Baptiste can’t get his health back using this ability. 

Regenerative Burst

Regenerative Burst [image credit: eXputer]

This is the go-to support ability that you will rely on should you decide to main and master Baptiste in the game. Triggering the ability will allow you to heal yourself and other squadmates in a 10m radius. Once the allies have received the healing effect, they can run away or out of the healing radius and still continue receiving the health back.

The healing is not hindered by incoming fire and stun attacks. Regenerative Burst comes with a 15 seconds cooldown, so you need to use it wisely and play safe while it’s on cooldown.

Immortality Field

Immortality Field [image credit: eXputer]

The Immortality Field ability allows you to help teammates not die should their HP falls to 10 or less than 10. This only works if you throw an Immortality Field device and all squadmates with very low HP are inside its 6m radius. They will not die even though they get hit by fatal gunfire or any other attack. 

This is an extremely useful support class ability that allows you to keep up with the offense and not let your teammates die. Since it is very powerful ability of Baptiste, it also has a 25 seconds cooldown, which is a lot. 

Other players, such as Sombra, can hack the Immortality Field, and its effect on keeping teammates alive will not be applicable anymore. The device can also be destroyed, so make sure you place it in a position where enemy fire is not reachable. 

The field doesn’t work beyond walls. If your ally is standing behind a wall, the field will remain effective on the other side of the wall. In other words, the effect applies to squadmates who are in the line of sight of Immortality Field. 

Amplification Matrix

Amplification Matrix setting up [image credit: eXputer]

The Amplification Matrix offers 2 effects at once when you deploy it in front of your teammates. All hitscan projectiles that you and your teammates fire through the field will deal 100% extra damage and you will also get 100% amplified healing. The Amplification Matrix does not increase the damage output of melee attacks so use your guns only while it is deployed.

Amplification Matrix deployed [image credit: eXputer]

This is an excellent ability, should you use it wisely. Deploying the ability in narrow passageways or corridors will allow you to be behind it and your enemies at the front. This, in turn, will give you and your teammates a maximum time to fire through the Amplification Matrix and utilize the extra damage and healing effects it offers. 

Baptiste Changes From Overwatch To Overwatch 2

Baptiste Changes [image credit: eXputer]

Like the first game, players get to explore a lot of playstyles & variety by playing some of the best tank, support, and DPS heroes in the sequel. You can become tough as Reinhardt, Sigma, Orisa, and Doomfist if you enjoy tanking damage. Or become nimble as Genji, Tracer, Ashe, and Pharah to kill and keep moving.

If neither playstyle suits you, then you can obviously try a support class and play as Lucio, Ana, Zenyatta, and Kiriko. The possibilities for the best team compositions are endless & are entirely a player’s choice of how they enjoy the game.

Baptiste has always been regarded as one of the best Support characters in the original game, and the adjustments that were made to the hero in the sequel only helped to bolster his capacity to heal teammates.

When you use Baptiste’s Exo Boots leaps to get into a safe position on high ground, you will be at your most powerful. However, due to the nature of their ranged encounters, other characters like Ana are likely to be a more suitable choice in the majority of scenarios. 

Still, Baptiste is a viable option to consider if your party has characters who do ranged damage on the ground level and you plan to remain above them to offer cover fire or heal allies from a distance. It is because you now have a considerably greater ability to heal teammates at once using Regenerative Burst. It is simpler and more useful to heal teammates whether your team is clustered together or not, thanks to the additional healing munitions included in the Biotic Launcher.

In Overwatch 2, the healing from Regenerative Burst and the healing duration of Biotic Launcher have both been improved so that Baptiste may participate more actively in team fights. 

There have been a few minor adjustments made to Baptiste’s damage input, which have resulted in a marginal improvement to the damage he does but has also resulted in a modest reduction in the damage he does across longer distances.

The first firing of Baptiste’s Biotic Launcher now makes 25 points of damage rather than the previous 24. The primary fire damage caused by Baptiste’s fire has a minimum falloff that has grown from 20 meters to 25 meters. The number of bullets of healing secondary fire ammunition for the Biotic Launcher has risen from 10 to 13.

The amount of healing done by Regenerative Burst on close squadmates is raised from 75 to 100. Baptiste now has a Support Passive that allows him to replenish part of his health after he has taken damage.

Baptiste PlayStyle

Baptiste Playstyle [image credit: eXputer]

You have the ability to fire both Baptiste’s main and secondary fire simultaneously with his gun, which is a capability that is exclusive to his weapon. This provides you with the opportunity to fire for assault while also using the secondary shooting mode of the pistol to heal a fellow teammate.

It is possible to aim the secondary fire exactly upwards so that it will land in the same location afterward. Imagine this as a projectile; the secondary firing mode is like a grenade launcher that heals nearby friends as it explodes. The more varied applications of the weapon’s trajectory you get familiar with, the greater command you’ll have over it out in the field.

Try to assault the adversary while kneeling and charging your Exo Boots while they are engaged in combat with you. You may easily avoid harm by evacuating the area if the adversary draws too near. This is a good tactic since it enables you to get a substantial height advantage over your opponent. You may be able to reach higher ground or a platform with this high leap, giving you the opportunity to eliminate foes without their realizing you are there.

Utilize your Exo Boots to escape dangerous situations, throw off the enemy’s defenses, or strike them from a higher vantage point. Exo Boots are Baptiste’s finest ability in the game since they can be used for a variety of different purposes. You can very much utilize for defending yourself, hitting enemies, and even fleeing from heroes who do damage to you.

Baptiste’s sole other option for self-healing is the Regenerative Burst ability, which he may use in conjunction with Health Packs. While the ability is on its cooldown, you should avoid getting too close to your opponents. Because Baptiste is unable to flee dangerous situations by running away, you need to make every effort to keep your distance and keep yourself within a safe range at all times.

If you do not switch to playing Baptiste as a Support Hero, you will most likely perish if you choose to play him as a DPS or Tank character instead. The optimal use of this hero is to stay out of harm’s way while providing continuous healing to a tank or damage dealer on the squad.

If you use Regenerative Burst at the beginning of an encounter, you may assist your comrades in withstanding severe damage for a sufficient amount of time to win the battle. Because of this, they will take less damage from the harm that is heading their way and will be able to play a bit more recklessly for a few seconds.

Because the path of the Immortality Field generator is the same as that of the secondary fire, you may start by firing a Biotic Grenade to guarantee that the Immortality Field will be thrown in the desired direction.

Because the Immortality Field cannot be hacked before it reaches the earth, it cannot be destroyed. It is possible to hurl it out while Sombra is using EMP and for it to land after the cast of Sombra’s ultimate ability has finished. Taking this action will have no effect on the Immortality Field. Thus, it will continue to operate normally.

If you are able to deliver perfect headshots to an opponent, you may easily bypass Zenyatta‘s Transcendence, which restores 300 life every second and is used by Zenyatta herself. This ability works in conjunction with his amplification matrix.

Baptiste Best Team Composition

Having a perfect team composition can turn the tide of a fight. Bringing incompatible heroes will result in a squad wipe again and again unless you don’t bring heroes or players who are good at playing their roles. Here is our suggestion for the best team comps of Baptiste. 

Mercy

The best part we think Mercy adds value to the team composition consisting of Baptiste and others is her Damage Boost ability. If you use her ability along with the Amplification Matrix of Baptiste, you will not get a 100% Damage Boost but a 130% increase. The 30% of Mercy’s Damage Boost stacks with Baptiste’s ultimate ability, and this is the perfect combination to do an insane amount of damage all at once.

Bastion

Bastion is one of the best Damage heroes in Overwatch 2, which comes with a large health pool. This makes him an ideal candidate for best Baptiste’s team composition as you can heal him frequently whenever his health drops a little. Besides, if you’re to main Baptiste, you will need a strong Damage role hero to stick close in the field. If you don’t play the role, your support hero will be ineffective. 

Orisa

Besides having a Support and Damage hero by your side, you also need an excellent tank hero to get the best Baptiste’s team composition. We can’t think of any other tank but Orisa. Even though Reinhardt is also an excellent hero for the team comps, Orisa will make a better match due to her abilities. 

Summary

That is all that we had to discuss about Baptiste’s abilities, tips and tricks, playstyle, and the best team compositions in Overwatch 2. Do you find this support hero decent enough to main the sequel? Do you think Overwatch 2 Good Or Bad? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Irfan Ansari


With four years of Video Game Journalism and Tremendous love for Gaming, Irfan loves chatting and writing everything about video games.

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