After a few days worth of teases and hints via Twitter, Blizzard has officially unveiled the newest hero joining the Overwatch cast. Here’s the official origin story trailer for Brigitte, the new Overwatch hero!
Brigitte, the daughter of Defense Hero Torbjörn, joins the growing cast of Support heroes in Overwatch. Although she is classified as a low difficulty hero, her abilities and kit feature a well-rounded balance of healing, offensive abilities, movement buffs, and even armor buffs akin to Torbjörn’s abilities. Take a look at what Brigitte brings to the table!
- Rocket Flail – Brigitte’s melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
- Repair Pack – Brigitte throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.
- Whip Shot – Brigitte throws her flail a long distance, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her.
- Barrier Shield – Brigitte deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage.
- Shield Bash – Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy.
- Inspire – When Brigitte hits enemies with her flail, she also heals nearby allies over time.
- Rally – Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
As with every hero announcement, Jeff Kaplan offers a new development update to share some info about the new Overwatch character!
Brigitte is currently available on the PTR servers for Overwatch on PC, and will be released officially after the standard few rounds of public testing.
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