Brigitte: New Overwatch Hero is Support/Tank

Overwatch has recently revealed a new hero named as Brigitte, and as per her story goes, she is the youngest daughter of the weapon designer, Torbjörn Lindholm, she was the first of his children who has an interest in mechanical engineering.

Brigitte spent much of her spare time in her father’s workshop, learning the trade and sharpening her skills. Her skills as a craftsman are almost equal to that of her father’s, but she has more interest in armour fabrication and defensive systems, unlike her father who is a renowned craftsman for making weapons. She continued to follow the path of a craftsman but in the span of life, her plans changed which includes the influence of a close family friend Reinhardt Wilhelm. Wilhelm narrated tales of heroes and chivalry during her childhood. After Wilhelm’s retirement and fall of Overwatch, Reinhardt announced that he will go on a quest to bring justice as a Knight-errant. Brigitte asked him that she wants to join as a  squire him on his mighty quest to which Reinhardt agreed.

Brigitte had many responsibilities as squire to which the most important was the make sure that of Reinhardt’s Crusader armour is always in proper condition. In the process she found that her main job was to take care of Reinhardt himself as the years of combat was taking a toll on him and eventually, she realized that serving only as a mechanic to maintain Reinhardt armor and weapons won’t work and the best solution she could come up for aiding  Reinhardt was to become a warrior in herself. Reinhardt trained her in combat and she crafted her own suit of armour in secret and now she stands side by side with Reinhardt protecting him and others in need in her journey to make the world a better place.

Like other heroes she also has special abilities which are:

  • 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 armour 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 armour that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

For more detailed information please visit Overwatch’s official page.



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