Brigitte Lindholm has finally be revealed as the 27th hero for Overwatch, as announced by Blizzard today. After teasers were floating around, Blizzard confirmed the character and she’s currently available for PC users in the PTR.
She’s a support role, with her strengths gear toward armor and defense. She can also throw out Repair Packs for her teammates or automatically heal nearby allies with her Flail. The Flail is her melee weapon, which strike multiple enemies at once.
You can see her full list of abilities below:
- 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.
- Rally — Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Jeff Kaplan also released a developer update for Brigitte, giving more info into her background, abilities, and strategy. You can see his update below:
You can see more of Brigitte at Overwatch.com