Meet Brigitte, Overwatch’s latest hero


Blizzard has unveiled Brigitte, the latest hero to join the Overwatch roster.

 As the video of her origin story above relates, her full name is Brigitte Lindholm (pronounced in the Scandinavian style) and she is a support character. Blizzard itself offers more of an insight: “Brigitte specializes in armour. 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 defence 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 armour to all her nearby allies.”

Brigitte takes the number of Overwatch heroes to a healthy 27. We strongly advise you to jump into the game and see what she is like to play as.

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