sport news New Overwatch support hero Brigitte abilities and story

Blizzard have revealed the newest hero on Overwatch is tanky support, Brigitte Lindholm. Fans familiar with the lore of the game will already know her from the 'Dragon Slayer' comic and Reindhardt's 'Honour and Glory' cinematic.

Brigitte is the first Overwatch character released in 2018 and is already playable on the PTR. And while she is fully playable on there, Blizzard are yet to reveal any of her skins, voice lines or other cosmetics.

Still, we know her full moveset and background story, which we have broken down for you below. 

Blizzard have revealed the newest Overwatch hero is tank and support character Brigitte

Blizzard have revealed the newest Overwatch hero is tank and support character Brigitte

Gameplay

This is the full list of Brigitte's abilites, she is excellent at protecting her less-tanky teammates

This is the full list of Brigitte's abilites, she is excellent at protecting her less-tanky teammates

As we mentioned earlier, Brigitte is a mixture of a tank and a support character. It's clear that her kit has taken a lot of inspiration from Reinhardt - she even has her own rocket powered weapon.

However, instead of a hammer she uses a rocket-boosted flail which gives her a nice bit of extra range compared to other melee characters. Her passive also means that while she is damaging enemies with this, she heals allies close to her. Her Whip Shot then deals a large amount of damage and knocks enemies back - this is especially erffective against airborne opponents.

And another similarity to Reinhardt is

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