Blizzard Announces New Overwatch Hero

Blizzard came with a very exciting announcement – new reveal of the long awaited hero 27. The name is Brigitte Lindholm, and she is daughter of Torbjörn Lindholm. The new hero is a specialist in armor and can throw repair packs to heal nearby teammates. Brigitte is a new addition to the support heroes in Overwatch, but you can see her as a combination of a support and a tank. She carries a small shield which is very similar to Reinhardt’s shield (which happens to be her godfather). Her primary weapon is a flail, which is capable of a wide swing to strike several enemies, or a whip shot that stuns a target at range.

Brigitte Lindhom Overwatch Hero


As a combination between a support and tank, Brigitte brings some exciting new abilities to the game.

  • Rocket Flail: Melee weapon which has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing.
  • Repair Pack: Throw a Repair Pack which can heal a teammate. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead.
  • Whip Shot: Throws her flail, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her.
  • Barrier Shield: Deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage (similar to Reinhard, but smaller and can take less damage).
  • Shield Bash: Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy.
  • Rally (Ultimate): Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

We cannot wait to see what these new abilities will bring to the game and current meta.

If you want to read more about her abilities, her over to her hero page on Playoverwatch.

Now you are probably very excited to see her in action, fortunately YouTube is already overflowing with gameplay vidoes. Here is one from Unit Lost: