Blizzard has revealed a unique Anniversary 2021 event skin for Baptiste—"Funky Baptiste."
The skin was revealed on Twitter via the official Overwatch profile in a tweet published only two hours following the Anniversary event announcement this past Sunday, May 16. In the reveal, Blizzard encouraged its players to "light up the dance floor" and "groove past your enemies" using the skin when the Anniversary celebration goes live on May 18.
'Funky Baptiste' Anniversary 2021 Skin Revealed
"Funky Baptiste" capitalizes on the groovy disco fashion from the 1970s into the 1980s. It features Baptiste in a deep red leather jacket with a bright golden-yellow and orange patterned shirt underneath. The shirt has a large collar that peaks over the jacket lapels and, keeping with the style, is slightly unbuttoned at the top. It's tucked into a pair of trademark black bellbottom jeans with the large pant cuffs that fall over a pair of similarly red boots.
A gold "healing" medallion hangs around his neck on a chain accented by two gold earring studs. A large silver belt buckle is front and center with the inscription: "GRVY." Baptiste also sports a pair of red-tinted aviators and has his hair styled in the well-known afro shape originally popularized at the time by the likes of Angela Davis and Jimi Hendrix.
It's also worth noting that Baptiste's artillery hasn't been left out of the revamp, textured to look like the cream-painted and wood-paneled 1970 Ford Ranchero Squire while also featuring the orange arched line pattern common to designs of that decade.
Players will likely be able to get their hands on "Funky Baptiste" during the Anniversary event—either directly from the Hero Gallery or by picking up and earning loot boxes through to June 8.