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Here we go with another round of speculation on an upcoming new Hero reveal! Today we got our first hint at Hero 30, who's expected to show up some time next month. It seems his name is Baptiste and he left Talon, who weren't all that happy about it and decided to track and take him down.


We also got a handy little description of the potential Hero and his role below:

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"I’ve never known a medic to be such a good shot, and his adaptability to new situations is a rare talent. All of us have seen our fair share of conflict, but Baptiste was built to survive. I swear he has the Devil’s own luck."

So, an Ana-like support with some sort of rng/luck-based mechanic, who also dabbles in DPS? Or could this be another mislead, with the actual new Hero being someone else related to this report? Here's the full teaser so you can judge yourselves.

Blizzard LogoHero 30? (source)

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Here’s the translation:

TO: F. MCMANAWAY

FROM: T. NGUYEN

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, ____

SUBJECT: CUERVA STRIKE TEAM - LOG RECOVERED

Commander,

New information has surfaced about Captain Cuerva’s missing strike team. My agents have recovered Cuerva’s personal log. The last entry is dated 27 August, at 0430 hours, from Ti Ôtel Lanbi in Port-de-Paix. Transcript below.

 

SENIOR ANALYST

TRUNG LE NGUYEN

27 August, 0430 hours

Ti Ôtel Lanbi, Port-de-Paix, Haiti

We landed at 2000 hours on 26 August. Tortuga lies across the canal, a dark, rocky shape against the sky. My team bunked down in the hotel, and we planned to cross to the island in the morning. Our orders: to retrieve Jean-Baptiste Augustin, or, failing that, to eliminate him. I still hold out hope to talking sense into him. No one leaves Talon. The organization needs him, now more than ever. All it will take, I’m sure, is the right kind of pressure to make him regret his decision.

At 0200 hours, Pacanowsky left the hotel to purchase supplies and failed to return. Mazzei and Doubleday were dispatched to locate him, and an hour later, there was a knock at my door. The hotel staff delivered a box with my name on it. Inside was a folded letter and Pacanowsky, Mazzei, and Doubleday’s emblems, which looked like they had been torn from their jackets.

Come find me, Cuerva.

I know better than to underestimate Baptiste. I helped train him myself, and he was one of our best. I’ve never known a medic to be such a good shot, and his adaptability to new situations is a rare talent. All of us have seen our fair share of conflict, but Baptiste was built to survive. I swear he has the Devil’s own luck.

I am preparing the rest of the team to move out. Baptiste could be gone by dawn. I don’t know if Pacanowsky, Mazzei, and Doubleday are still alive. All three of them were part of Baptiste's unit before his desertion, and given their personal inclinations, the odds aren’t in their favor.

If all goes well, everything will be settled and we’ll be on our way home by tonight. Hopefully Baptiste will be among us, playing cards and drinking rum, instead of lying in a shallow island grave.

But either way, I will not fail. It will be done.

D. Cuerva

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6 hours ago, Rooach said:

To little to late, 1 map and 2 heros per year is a joke

What do you expect for content then? I´d like to hear your suggestions. Obvious one is a "Expansion" or "Overwatch 2" or something like that. Hero balancing, map creation, new heroes is something to expect, what im looking for is a Ban System since we´re getting 30 heroes with the new one teased.

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7 hours ago, Rooach said:

To little to late, 1 map and 2 heros per year is a joke

What the heck are you smoking? They have had 3 hero releases per year (Except for the launch year where they only had 2 but they launched the game in May so) and multiple map releases + the addition of new game modes, events and skins.

As in 2017 and 2018: A hero will come around this time of year, late summer and then announced at Blizzcon around november with a December release.

Where you have been and what you have been smoking to think that all they do is 1 map and 2 heroes a year baffles me and I'd like for you to invite me to wherever you went to have a joint of whatever you smoked as being as ignorant and carefree as you sure seems relaxing.

Get the heck of the internet you hypocrite.

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A game like Overwatch, with is essentially a Arena-shooter, gets 2 new "arenas" a year and 3 heros. And you try to defend it as enough "content". They have the devs to make a whole PvE gamemode, but they are cutting costs and stop doing anything. This game gets worse with every new hero. Look at reaper + mercy. You can walk in a 4 man team, if they dont have stuns and you got decent aim, you *filtered* everybody. Pharah + mercy is also retarted and this since ever and nothing gets done about it. 

Funny how most are defending Blizz. Look at some indie companies. They push content 3x faster then Blizzard and they dont have as much bugs and broken *filtered* as Blizzard does.

For a company with that much devs and delivering less content than other small companies is just a statement of where Blizzard is right now. It will only go downhill if they dont start putting in more effort. Hence, even No Man's Sky got good after they *filtered* up and their sales are not even close to that what Blizzard is earning. They pump money in every high position they have and cutting costs on the people that to the real work.

A few years ago, i would take a bet that Blizzard is listening to it community and is one of the best companies out there. Now i would take a bet, that Blizzard will be Activision is a few years and i hope they both die out for good. (if nothing is changing. Activision could die of today and i would'nt mind.)

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4 hours ago, Nerdkartoffl said:

A game like Overwatch, with is essentially a Arena-shooter, gets 2 new "arenas" a year and 3 heros. And you try to defend it as enough "content". They have the devs to make a whole PvE gamemode, but they are cutting costs and stop doing anything.

While game really needs more content, I can see why they aren't introducing new modes. It usually splits player base, some people might stick to only one mode (that's the reason why mystery heroes almost never goes away, too many people playing only this mode), which in turn creates more complaints and demand for content specific to that mode, that obviously equals having to make even more stuff to keep whole player base.  Another reason is investing (too much imo) into e-sports, and in order to promote it, they want to strictly control how the game is played, which mode is defined as "correct way" to play (Blizzard is usually like this).

Anyway, I agree that there really needs to be some bigger update in order to draw more attention to the game once more, unless they gave up on it. To me, other than some balance changes, one of disappointments was the game's world. After initial promotional phase, we didn't get many comics or short stories (and the last one felt like a poor fanfic), they have promised to build up on game's lore, but the story never went anywhere.

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13 hours ago, Rooach said:

To little to late, 1 map and 2 heros per year is a joke

Imho if you want the most content per year there are plenty of developers out there who can deliver massive amount of trash by outsourcing their coding, 3D modelling and customer support duties to cheap Eastern European, Vietnamese or Indian contractors. Luckily however, Blizzard has been known as a quality over quantity company since the dawn of time. The "done when it's done" motto came around as early as Warcraft 3 if I'm not mistaken? And Kaplan has been true to it ever since we learned of him as a lead WoW game designer.

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Probably the luck based thing is like Hanzo arrows that 90% of times hit the head even if you never aimed there or it wasn't even in the screen.

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14 hours ago, Starym said:

I know better than to underestimate Baptiste. I helped train him myself, and he was one of our best. I’ve never known a medic to be such a good shot, and his adaptability to new situations is a rare talent. All of us have seen our fair share of conflict, but Baptiste was built to survive. I swear he has the Devil’s own luck

If this guy is another support with self sustain, GOATS is not going anywhere. Not in short term.

 

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Male pronouns. French, so probaby white. I wonder if he will be heterosexual? Would be nice to see some inclusion being added to this game. Pretty tired of being discriminated against with Blizz refusing to add a straight white male since launch.

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19 hours ago, Brutalis said:

Male pronouns. French, so probaby white. I wonder if he will be heterosexual? Would be nice to see some inclusion being added to this game. Pretty tired of being discriminated against with Blizz refusing to add a straight white male since launch.

10% of france is black people, then about 5% is other races so the character may not be white.

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23 hours ago, lIllIl said:

10% of france is black people, then about 5% is other races so the character may not be white. 

Which is why I said probably white, because although the majority of French people are white not all are.

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      Some of Wrecking Ball’s voice lines are missing subtitles. Winston is missing subtitle information when he activates his ultimate. Junkrat is missing subtitle information when he activates his ultimate. NPC voice lines are missing some subtitles. Some heroes are missing subtitle information during the hero select screen. Heroes
      Doomfist
      Sometimes Seismic Slam fails to hit targets. Mercy
      Sometimes when Mercy transitions from Valkyrie flying to normal gliding, her wing’s visual effects don’t display. Console
      CTF flag carriers will not see the flag on their screens if non-default color blind options are being used.
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