Brigitte Lindholm Is Overwatch’s 27th Hero
Posted 2nd March 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff    256 Views
After many cryptic and vague teasers by Blizzard about Hero number 27, Brigitte Lindholm is confirmed as Overwatch’s newest hero. While many players expected a tank, Brigitte plays the role of a support hero that brings boosts and heals, which can also deal damage to the enemies in the process. Are we set to see the new as part of the upcoming Overwatch tournaments and the next stage of the Overwatch League?
Brigitte Lindholm Lore
Of course, the Lindholm last name may sound familiar to many. That’s because Brigitte is Torbjorn’s daughter, and later became a squire to Reinhardt. During her time with Reinhardt where she was trained as a warrior in combat, her main job was protecting the Overwatch agent. Meanwhile, she honed her skills in mechanical engineering, which she earned from her father. Brigitte’s skills focuses on armor fabrication and defensive systems–different from her father’s weapon-forging specialties.
Rocket Flail – Brigitte’s melee weapon gets 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 armor 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 armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
Brigitte can play an all-around role not just purely support. Her Repair Packs ability provides heal and armor to her teammates, while her primary weapon, Rocket Flail, is an AOE ability that can hit multiple enemies, and her Whip Shot can be used from a distance that knocks enemies, providing crowd control, that also grants nearby allies healing over time. Lastly, her ultimate, Rally, gives Brigitte a short boost of speed that gives nearby allies long-lasting armor. Brigitte is the utility hero that we’re looking for.