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After teasing the introduction of a new Hero over the past week, Overwatch has finally announced that Brigitte, Torbjörn’s daughter, will be joining the game.
Brigitte plays the role of a support Hero. As such, she provides healing for teammates and allies on the battlefield.
“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.”
Overwatch creative director Jeff Kaplan sat down in a developer update video once again to detail what players can expect with the game’s newest Hero.
Brigitte is currently available for testing on the PTR. It was not revealed when she will enter the final game for everyone.