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Brigitte is confirmed as the newest Overwatch hero

Following the tweets from the official Overwatch twitter which teased the upcoming hero, Blizzard has recently confirmed that Brigitte is the 27th hero in the game. Brigitte is a support hero, with tank-like abilities to complement her skillset.

Watch Game Director Jeff Kaplan’s Developer Update on Brigitte below:

Brigitte’s main weapons are a flail and a shield, reminiscent of Reinhardt’s weapons. Her shield is smaller and more for personal use, but she can still block damage for allies directly behind her. And while she has a number of tank-like abilities, she is still primarily a support hero; she can throw Repair Packs that can heal allies, and her ultimate ability gives armor to friendly heroes in an AoE.

Brigitte’s abilities include:

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 armor instead.

WHIP SHOT

Brigitte 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.

RALLY (Ultimate Ability)

Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

Brigitte’s origin story video was also recently released. For those who don’t follow Overwatch lore, Brigitte is Torbjörn’s youngest daughter and Reinhardt’s squire. She joined Reinhardt and kept his armor repaired throughout his adventures, but soon enough she personally joined Rein in his battles to protect the innocent.

Brigitte is now playable in the Overwatch PTR servers in the latest patch. To learn more about Brigitte, click here.