Overwatch Just Got A New Hero And It’s Torbjörn’s Daughter

After weeks of teasing, Blizzard has announced its next hero, Brigitte, a brand new support character who is also Torbjörn’s daughter. Brigitte is available to play right now on the Public Test Region on PC.

Brigitte can throw repair packs to heal team mates as well as automatically heal nearly allies when she damages foes with her Flail.

Here are Brigitte’s abilities: 

  • 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 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.
  • Rally: Brigitte moves faster and provides all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage.