Blizzard Teases Overwatch’s New Support Hero Brigitte

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅01.03.2018 18:31:09

Overwatch, a multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, is getting a new hero named Brigitte, the youngest of Torbjörn’s daughters wherein Torbjörn is one of the game’s Defence heroes. Brigitte’s build up is seemingly a hybrid of defensive and support capabilities but is categorized as a Support hero.

Brigitte’s highlight abilities include healing and armour for her allies. Her Flail swings wide to strike enemies which can damage multiple targets in a certain area and range. The Whip Shot ability can stun targets at range opening new combinations and play styles with other heroes. Unlike most support heroes in the game that’s very vulnerable, Brigitte has a Barrier Shield that doesn’t only offer personal defense, she can also attack with the shield with her Barrier Bash ability. Her Rally support buff offers short-term speed boost and armour to allies.

Watch Brigitte’s Origin Story below.

Brigitte’s Abilities

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 armour instead.
Whip Shot: Brigitte throws her flail a long distance, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her.
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 armour that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

For more information about Brigitte’s backstory and abilities, visit the official hero page here.

Brigitte is now playable on the Overwatch Public Test Region (PTR).

Overwatch is available on Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One with a retail price of $59.99 per game copy.