Blizzard Entertainment has announced their 27th hero to the mix.
A new support hero joins the Overwatch roster and her name is Brigitte Lindholm. Brigitte was officially announced on the 28th of February and is now available for play in the public test region (PTR).
With being the daughter of Torbjӧrn Lindholm, Brigitte has worked side by side with her father and Reinhardt to provide mechanical aid in the battlefield. As seen through the Blizzard origin video, Brigitte provides gear and weapons for the heroes but is sick of watching them get hurt in the side lines.
Arming herself with a shield and flail, Brigitte has prepared herself to fight alongside her heroes in the battlefield. Looking over her abilities, she seems to provide the mix of heal packs (similar to Torbjӧrn's armor packs) and shielding capability (similar to Reinhardt's shield). Let’s take a closer look.
Brigitte covers incredible engage and sustain through her abilties. Her ultimate gives her the ability to gap close and crowd control the enemy with either Shield Bash or Whip Shot. By looking over her abilities alone, Brigitte seems to be a top contender for the tier charts in competitive play. What is for certain is her enjoyability as her kit is more flexible than other supports in the Overwatch team.
To learn more, watch Blizzard's official origin story of Brigitte Lindholm.