Brigitte Joins Overwatch As A Hybrid Support Tank

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Overwatch’s 27th hero is Brigitte Lindholm, the daughter of Torbjörn Lindholm. Brigitte is a support character that specializes in armor and defense.

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.

The daughter of weapons designer, Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. Brigitte spent much of her spare time in her father’s workshop, learning the trade and honing her skills.

Her aptitude for engineering mirrored that of her father’s, but Brigitte’s primary interest was in armor fabrication and defensive systems, unlike Torbjörn, who was world renowned and perhaps infamous for the weapons he created. Brigitte is an armored warrior, searching for adventure and the chance to help those in need.