New Overwatch Hero Brigitte now live on PTR
Good news Overwatch players! There’s a brand new hero in town for Blizzard’s popular FPS shooter that will change the game’s dynamics.
No longer sitting on the sidelines, Brigitte Lindholm has taken up arms to join Overwatch and defend those in need of protection. The daughter of weapons designer Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. She spent much of her spare time in her father’s workshop, learning the trade and honing her skills.
While Torbjörn is known for his weapons, Brigitte specializes in armor and defense, with abilities including:
- Rocket Flail – Melee weapon with an extended range, enabling Brigitte to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
- Repair Pack – Throw a Repair Pack that can heal an ally; any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.
- Barrier Shield – Deploy a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage.
- Rally – Move faster and provide all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Brigitte is now live on the Overwatch PTR! To learn more, please visit her Hero page and check out her origin video here on YouTube.