Coming straight from Blizzard, we have info about their new character, Brigitte, and the new abilities she brings into the mix.
Brigitte is the daughter of Torbjorn has been holding Reinhardt together with tape for too long, now it’s her time to get into the fight. She protects her allies with a heavy shield and gives her allies healthpacks.
However, she also doesn't run away from a fight and is willing to get her hands dirty. She’s on the PTR now and her new patch notes have been posted on the forums.
What can she do? Well, quite a lot, in fact.
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.
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.