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The Talon Baptiste legendary skin is a good look from the bad old days

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Before the new(ish) Overwatch hero Baptiste was a good guy, he was a bad guy—joining the ranks of the terrorist group Talon in the aftermath of the devastating Omnic War. And with the launch of the upcoming Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising event, you'll be able to deck him out in his red-and-dreads look from the bad old days.

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Talon Baptiste is, I believe, the first Legendary skin from Storm Rising to be revealed, and notwithstanding the fact that he's playing for the bad guys, I think it's a pretty good look: The red really pops, and maybe it's just me but there's something about the new 'do that really works.   

If you're not familiar with Baptiste's background, you can get caught up with the origin story video that was released in February. Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising goes live on April 16 and runs until May 6.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.