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New Overwatch Hero: Brigitte Lindholm

New Overwatch Hero: Brigitte Lindholm

Brigitte is Torbjörn's daughter - another hero in Overwatch - and specializes in armor and healing.

Brigitte is sort of a tank/support combo, as she goes into battle wearing heavy armor and can use barrier shields, but can also toss out fix packs and automatically heals nearby teammates when she damages foes with her trademark Flail. Her flail is capable of wide swings to hit multiple targets. In the game, she's a melee healer that balances armor, defense and health restoration - in essence, the first true "support" character in the game.

She can also use her flail as a ranged weapon, with her Whip Shot move and knock enemies away from her to keep them at bay. Shield Barrier can be used to protect her from incoming damage, and Shield Bash sends her flying forward, stunning any enemies in her path.

Inspire - When Brigitte hits enemies with her flail, she also heals nearby allies over time.

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Her final ability and the most important of them all is her ultimate ability, Rally, which is described as "a galvanizing call to arms that generates a substantial amount of armor for nearby allies and increases Brigitte's movement speed so she can lead them into battle". No matter which hero or playstyle they prefer, players will be able to team up and accomplish the incredible in Overwatch.

"I am Brigitte Lindholm and I will be their shield".

In Overwatch's narrative, Brigitte is the daughter of the master armor maker Torbjorn. Her outfit is also unbelievably fabulous. However, as Brigitte's own new animated short explains, she decided that instead of just supporting heroes, she could become one herself. We can only hope she doesn't take after him too much. Brigitte is the newest hero to join the Overwatch lineup, and she's ready to tank some damage for you while keeping you in the match. In the meantime, be sure to check out the developer breakdown below and stay tuned for details on exactly when you can play her.

No release date for Brigitte has been announced yet other than Blizzard stating she's "coming soon" to the game. At the time of writing this, my Overwatch PTR is now updating so that I can have a go with her myself.