Today, Overwatch has released their newest support hero Brigitte, the 27th hero to be added to the game after the most recent support Moira.
Check out her spells below courtesy of Blizzard:
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.
Inspire – When Brigitte hits enemies with her flail, she also heals nearby allies over time.
Rally – Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Brigitte’s kit is a combination of support and tank abilities that allow her to flourish in Death-Ball and Anti-Dive compositions. Her Flail provides her with short range cleave damage to deal with multiple targets at once. Damage dealt by Brigitte also provides healing to surrounding allies, similar to Lucio’s auras. Brigitte’s weakness is her low mobility; She will be a strong pick on maps with tight choke points like King’s Row but will see less playing time on maps where player’s utilize high ground positioning like Numbani.
It will be interesting to see how Brigitte shake’s up the meta in the weeks to come. A follow-up discussion of Brigitte’s effect on Competitive Overwatch will be posted here so be sure to return to Gaming Editorial for more info!
Developer Update – Introducing Brigitte
As always, lets hear what Jeff has to say. And the entire patch notes can be found here.
An engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities, Brigitte Lindholm is a valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies. Brigitte is one of Torbjörn Lindholm’s children, and clearly the strongest due to her interest in defenses.