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Overwatch’s newest hero, combat medic Baptiste, is coming to live servers on March 19. He’ll presumably be accompanied by a slew of balance changes Blizzard has been testing, meaning that we could be looking at a big shake up to the game’s meta. Or not! We’ll find out next week.


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So can anyone tell me how this affects the Overwatch League? I would imagine teams wouldn’t want to risk their practiced strategies for the sake of a new character this late in the game. However, does Baptiste magically become available for them to use mid-season?