Armored support character Brigitte is the next Overwatch hero
After much teasing and speculation, Overwatch has revealed the newest addition to its roster: Brigitte. Brigitte is the daughter of Torbjorn and squire to Reinhardt who made her first appearance in the digital comic Dragon Slayer, and surfaced again in Reinhardt’s cinematic, Honor and Glory. In a newly released video, Brigitte describes her origins in her own words.
Brigitte’s official hero page is already available with a breakdown of her abilities. She’s a Support character who, from the sound of things, has a fair degree of survivability. As opposed to most healers who prefer to hide behind their team, Brigitte appears capable of leading the charge, with a miniature version of Reinhardt’s shield and the ability to buff and heal her nearby allies. In the latest Overwatch developer update with Jeff Kaplan, he explains exactly how she functions in battle.
And Brigitte is already available to play on the PTR.
Please note that the below patch notes only include changes currently available for testing on the PTR. While many of these changes will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in a future patch, the PTR is PC-only and therefore will only reflect changes coming specifically to that platform.
New Hero: Brigitte
An engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities, Brigitte Lindholm is a valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies.
Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her allies. Her primary weapon is her heavy-hitting Rocket Flail that she swings in a wide arc in front of her to smash multiple enemies at once. Whip Shot enables Brigitte to fling her flail forward, striking enemies at a distance and knocking them backward. With each blow, Brigitte’s passive ability, Inspire, heals nearby allies over time.
Brigitte’s Barrier Shield deploys a frontal energy barrier that can absorb a limited amount of damage and protect any allies directly behind her. Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, she can use Shield Bash to lunge forward and stun the first enemy in her path. Drawing on her engineering prowess, Brigitte can create Repair Packs to instantly heal wounded allies or provide armor to teammates at maximum health. When Brigitte is at her strongest, she can activate her ultimate ability, Rally—a galvanizing call to arms that generates a substantial amount of armor for nearby allies and increases Brigitte’s movement speed so she can lead them into battle.
To learn more about Brigitte, click here.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the “Restore Defaults” button from resetting all settings in the Social Options tab
- Fixed a bug that caused players to delete characters at random in the “Save Highlight” text box if they held the delete button while their settings were below 60 FPS
Brigitte isn’t even in the live game yet, but we already can’t wait to see what awesome skills she’ll get in future Overwatch in-game events.
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