Meet Overwatch’s Newest Hero: Brigitte

The squire of Reinhardt joins the battle!
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Attention, Overwatch players: a new challenger is entering the fray! Introducing Brigitte, the daughter of Torbjorn and an understudy of Reinhardt that’s joined her master in battle with defensive capabilities. The two videos below — a Developer Update and an Origin Story — detail more about her character.

A character clad almost entirely in armor, Brigitte is designed as a defensive/support unit that can heal units via throwing Repair Packs or upon successful hits of her wide-swing Flail maneuver.  Meanwhile, she can also use Whip Shot to stun distant enemies and use Barrier Shield to defend herself before unleashing Shield Bash. Her ultimate ability, Rally, grants her a temporary speed boost while simultaneously gifting long-lasting armor to her allies.

Overwatch’s 27th character, Brigitte is currently only available in the game’s test servers, but will be made available to all players at an unknown date (“soon,” Blizzard says).

Will Brigitte be your new Overwatch main? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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