Baptiste Overwatch 2 design shows what is to come in the game's upcoming sequel.
Overwatch characters are getting a new design on their outfits, Baptiste, the most notable difference is the suit, very different from the original. The new design was live-streamed on Summer Game Fest, June 10, with Baptiste and Sombra being showcased.
Baptiste Overwatch 2 Design
Aaron Keller, Director of Overwatch 2 breaks down Baptiste's new design on the stream. Baptiste is redesign with new shaders and an all-new hair system to give it a realism look along with a glowing cape and gloves for the medical surgeon feel.
The render of the character makes his suit really appear in 3D, zooming in on the character can show the detail on Baptiste's surface. Keller mentions the fresh redesign of the characters will match the atmosphere of the game and its new 5v5 maps. Environments will also get new shaders systems that are added onto our heroes, Keller didn't go into too much detail, and only included the two characters. Keller mentions some of the characters were hard to update because of their symmetrical designs, carefully rendering heroes' outfits was a challenge to create. Other characters are displayed on Overwatch 2 website.
Summer Game Fest stream event can be viewed on June 10, 2021.