A new hero has been announced for Overwatch and was available on the PTR on February 28th. Brigitte is a new support hero focusing on armor and defense. She has the ability to throw repair packs to allies that will heal them or grant them armor if they are at maximum health.

Not only that but her Rocket Flail allows her to hit multiple enemies with one swing thanks to the ability granting her melee weapon extended range. The Whip Shot sees Brigitte throw her flail into an enemy dealing damage and knocking them back.

Barrier Shield is a frontal energy barrier that will absorb a limited amount of damage. Once the Barrier Shield has been activated, the hero can then dash forward using Shield Bash to stun her enemies.

When she hits enemies with her flail, nearby allies are healed over time thanks to her Inspire ability. Finally, Rally allows Brigitte to move faster and provide all allies nearby with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

Written by Rhys Baldwin.

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