Another Teaser for Hero 27: A Letter From Torbjörn to His Wife

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Τhe next Overwatch hero hint season is in full swing!

The previous teaser described the incident when Torbjörn lost his arm and eye. There was also mention of an unknown Turkish private, Emre Sarioglu, which made people think he might be a new character introduced in the Overwatch universe.

However, with this new hint we go away from Sarioglu and nearer a character much more likely to be the new hero. It's Torbjörn's daughter, Brigitte Lindholm, who we have seen in various digital comics and the Honor and Glory animated short.

So after Torbjörn's injury during operation "White Dome", the Swede sends a tender letter to his wife expressing his concern about the well-being of his soon-to-be-born daughter and his admiration for his comrade, Reinhardt.

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Here’s the English translation:

My dear Ingrid,

I know that by now you have gotten news of my injuries in our latest mission. While the descriptions may sound terrible, the doctors are quite sure I'll make a full recovery. Even Angela came to visit me! On the matter of my arm, I promise to make it my first priority to construct a suitable prosthesis that will make everyone forget that it was ever gone. If only Angela's dreams of tissue regeneration were a reality! I told her she should be working harder!

They tell me that you have not yet gone into labor, so I am holding out hope that I will be able to be by your side back home in Gothenburg when the time comes. Just wait a little longer for me!

You may have heard that Reinhardt is responsible for saving my life. I've heard the story at least four different times myself, already, each time more unbelievable than the last. Exaggerations, as you know how he can be. All the same, they've decided to award him a commendation for "conspicuous bravery." Could two words better describe the big oaf?

He has been bothering me insufferably at my bedside. Half in jest, I suggested that if it would shut him up, I would allow him to name our daughter, as he has been badgering me about it these past months. He, of course, took me at my word. Truth be told, I had been considering making him her godfather, and I hope you'll forgive me for making this decision without your consultation. We can only hope she doesn't take after him too much.

I told him that you would have to agree to any name he chose, so let’s hope it's a good one (though I fear that may be beyond his abilities, given some of the ridiculous names he gives the characters in his "true stories"). I'm getting sick of this hospital, so I am hoping to return soon.



Brigitte is a very likely candidate for the Hero 27 spot, since she's been the object of the community's speculations for a while now and she's a hero we already know. It would be interesting to see how exactly will her gameplay play out: she might combine elements from both her father, Torbjörn, and her mentor, Reinhardt.

Do you think Brigitte is the next hero to join the Overwatch cast? Or like Sarioglu, she's just a random character mentioned before the actual new hero is revealed?

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Don't think it's Sarioglu. Since Jeff's mentioned it's something that has been perhaps hinted at, and we've never heard of this guy.

Don't think its Brigitte either. Seems a bit far fetched, what could she even do thematically that isn't meh. She's just like a younger version of Torbjorn, she just repairs Reinhardt's armor.

My bet is a seemingly evil omnic tank, the same model of which injured Torbjorn and took off his arm. Going a bit further to say that it's aligned itself with Talon for the time being for it's own, world-ending agenda.

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17 hours ago, Slam said:

Now the speculations are: Tank, Support, defense, ... ?

Don't rememeber where I see this, but it is a anti-dive Tank. 

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Just now, Syktris said:

Don't rememeber where I see this, but it is a anti-dive Tank. 

I saw quite a few speculation about either tank or heal yes. Will see soon I guess!


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57 minutes ago, Slam said:

I saw quite a few speculation about either tank or heal yes. Will see soon I guess!


Yeah, I just hope the 'anti-dive' part is true tho, so tired of dive meta. 

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That would make sense though... didn't they say something along the lines of new hero will be changing the meta?

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