Today Blizzard Entertainment announced details and released an origin story video for the newest Overwatch Hero: Brigitte Lindholm. She is a support hero that specializes in armor, with the ability to throw repair packs to heal teammates. She also heals nearby allies automatically when she damages enemies with her battle flail. Her barrier shield provides personal protection, and can be used to stun enemies with a shield bash maneuver. Brigitte’s unique ultimate ability is Rally, which gives her a substantial speed boost and provides all nearby teammates with armor.
Brigitte, Overwatch’s 27th hero, is the youngest daughter of Torbjörn Lindholm. She is a 28 year-old engineer and adventurer, and served as squire to Reinhardt Wilhelm.
Here is the Brigitte Lindholm Origin Story:
Brigitte specializes in armor. 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 defense 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 armor to all her nearby allies.
Here is the Overwatch Developer’s Update that introduces Brigitte, complete with information on her backstory, abilities, ultimate, and strategies:
Game Director Jeff Kaplan introduces Overwatch’s 27th hero, BRIGITTE—providing some insight to her back story, abilities, and overall strategy. Brigitte is currently available for testing on the PTR.
Brigitte Lindholm Abilities
- 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: Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Get an Overview of Brigitte and the biography and story on PlayOverwatch.com.