Overwatch adds Brigitte Lindholm to Test PTR
Brigitte Lindholm is the newest hero in Overwatch
Overwatch fans got to meet the latest hero this week, a fiery defensive character related to Torbjörn. The new hero is available for testing on the PTR, and you can watch her origin trailer below. It will be interesting to see how the addition of an armor-throwing Defensive character (without a turret) changes up the maps and strategies with players, but first she will have to go through some player-intensive testing on the PTR server.
As the trailer explains, Brigitte Lindholm has taken up arms to join Overwatch and defend those in need of protection. The daughter of weapons designer Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. She spent much of her spare time in her father’s workshop, learning the trade and honing her skills. She’s ready to jump into the front-lines, and the video explains that she’s tired of sitting on the sidelines while her friends are getting hurt.
While Torbjörn is known for his weapons, Brigitte specializes in armor and defense. Players can test out her Rocket Flail, a Melee weapon with an extended range, enabling Brigitte to strike multiple enemies with a single swing. Brigitte also comes equipped with Repair Packs, letting her throw a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Blizzard explained that any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead. You can also use a Barrier Shield, just deploy a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage and keep your friends safe. The Rally ability will let you move faster and provide all nearby allies with armor that lasts until it’s removed by damage. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can watch the Brigitte Origin Story trailer below, and learn more about Torb’s most popular daughter.
All of these abilities are now live on the Overwatch PTR.