Overwatch artwork for the 27th hero Brigitte

After being teased for around a week, Overwatch's 27th hero has now finally made its way to the PTR. What might come as a bit of a surprise, however, is that the 27th hero is not Emre Sarioglu as the first teaser would lead you to believe, but rather Torbjorn's daughter and Reinhardt's squire Brigitte!

You can read all about her abilities and lore by visiting the official website, but if you're just interested in the short version, let's just say that she's a tanky support hero that needs to keep hitting enemies in order to provide the vast majority of her healing. She also has a couple of displacement tools which sound like they were designed with anti-dive strategies in mind, so hopefully Brigitte will be the Tracer/Genji/D.Va/Winston counter that Overwatch has been needing for a while now.

If you don't feel like reading about Brigitte and her abilities, allow me to share with you the most recent Developer Update. It'll give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from her abilities and what sort of niche she's going to fill. Have a look:

Before you head into your first game I would recommend messing around in the Training Area to get a bit of a feel for Brigitte's abilities. They aren't very complex, but there is a lot of interactions and combos to keep in mind, so it's well worth exploring them before diving into a proper game. After all, it's not going to be easy to pick her in 'standard' games, so why waste the opportunity.

And finally, I'll leave you with the recently posted Origin Story video. Make sure to stay until the very end as the video showcases a rather peculiar new in-game model. Enjoy!