It seems like most of the fanbase, yes including you Eilidh, figured out the identity of Hero 27 way before me. I’m not going to lie, I feel a bit dumb for not guessing it.
Last night Blizzard revealed that the newest hero to join the fray will be Brigitte Lindholm. Chances are you recognise that name and face as she is Torbjörn’s daughter and has made a few small cameos before.
Like her father, she is an engineer and grew up listening to the adventures of her father and his close friend Reinhardt. She was inspired to follow in their footsteps that she became Reinhardt’s squire, mending his armour and fighting alongside him.
She has been described as a support/tank hybrid which peaks my interest. Not to mention her interesting 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 armour 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 armour that lasts until it’s removed by damage.
I cannot wait to start playing as her. Her abilities sound really cool and I am looking forward to learning how to pull them off. However, at the time of writing as you can guess there is no official release date. She is on test servers, but that is it. They said she should be online soon, frankly, she can’t come soon enough!