Brigitte is announced as new hero coming to Overwatch

Overwatch is another example of a game that just keeps going from strength to strength with the addition of new characters, maps and events. The latest news from Blizzard is the introduction of Brigitte to the already strong roster of heroes.

Brigitte is the daughter of Overwatch hero Torbjorn, and is a support character but who has a lot of similarities with the games “Tank” class. Brigitte specializes in armor. She can throw Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically heal nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail. Her Flail is capable of a wide swing to strike multiple targets, or a Whip Shot that stuns an enemy at range. When entering the fray, Barrier Shield provides personal defense while she attacks enemies with Shield Bash. Brigitte’s ultimate ability, Rally, gives her a substantial short-term boost of speed and provides long-lasting armor to all her nearby allies.

More details can be found in the below video where Game Director Jeff Kaplan describes Brigitte in the latest developer update.

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