Over the last couple of weeks, Blizzard has been teasing the next Overwatch hero through social media posts. We recently speculated here on Shacknews that Brigitte would be the next addition to Overwatch’s colorful cast of characters. Today, it was officially revealed that Brigitte Lindholm, the daughter of Torbjörn will be coming to Blizzard’s first-person team shooter.
The reveal came as part of patch notes for today, February 28. Brigitte is described as “An engineer with Peerless armor-constructing abilities” and “ A valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies. The notes go on to mention that Brigitte is a support hero, who can hold her own in a fight and also provide armor and health for her teammates. Her weapon is a Rocket Flail, which she
Brigitte's weapon and abilities are very reminiscent of her Godfather Reinhardt and his Rocket Hammer, game director Jeff Kaplan even makes the comparison between the two characters in the latest developer update, which you can watch below.
Brigitte will be playable on the PTR (Player Test Region) starting today. The PTR is exclusive to those playing on PC, so gamers playing on
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