Overnight, game director Jeff Kaplan announced the 27th Overwatch hero, Brigitte.
Torbjorn’s daughter, and former squire of Reinhardt, she will be a support hero with ‘tank elements’.
In the two videos below, you can find out a little more about the new hero. There’s also a rundown of her ability kit, straight from the press release:
Rocket Flail – Brigitte’s melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
Repair Pack – The hero throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armour instead.
Whip Shot – She 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 – She moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armour that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Brigitte (make sure to pronounce the ‘e’) is available now on the PTR, and is coming soon to the live servers. Will be interesting to see how she fits into the current meta, with characters like Genji and Moira being at the top at the moment.