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The new Overwatch character Brigitte has been revealed

Blizzard has revealed the newest Overwatch character will be Brigitte, a support-class hero with a name that’s pronounced in an unusual way.

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Blizzard has revealed the newest Overwatch character will be Brigitte, a support-class hero.

Chances are you’re probably pronouncing that wrong as well; it’s meant to be pronounced “Bri-gee-ta.”

Announced on the latest Public Test Realm patch notes, the description for Brigitte reads:

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“An engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities, Brigitte Lindholm is a valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies. Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her allies.”

The official website says that Brigitte’s primary weapon is a “heavy-hitting Rocket Flail,” which she “swings in a wide arc in front of her to smash multiple enemies at once.”

She also has a barrier shield described as a “frontal energy barrier that can absorb a limited amount of damage and protect any allies directly behind her.”

Her ultimate ability, called Rally, is a “galvanizing call to arms that generates a substantial amount of armor for nearby allies and increases Brigitte’s movement speed so she can lead them into battle.”

Be sure to check the official site for details on Brigitte’s back story.


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