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The teases have ended and lead us to Torbjörn's daughter and Reinhardt's squire, Brigitte Lindholm, who has moved up from crafting armor to providing it on the battlefield! She's also been added to the PTR and you can check out the patch notes here.

We also got a dev update on the new hero, featuring the one and only Jeff from the Overwatch team covering her abilities and play-style.

The hero seems in somewhat earlier stages of development than usual, as there are still no clips for her various abilities, but we do have the descriptions though:

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And here's her bio:

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More supports are always needed and we're definitely looking forward to seeing her in action on the PTR soon. We'll keep you updated with any additional info and you can check out the official site, but for now, this is all the info we have, as well as this cool concept art.

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Pause at 11 seconds in.    Torbjorn's wife is way beyond his league.
 

...she's also giving a young, overmuscled Reinhardt something of a look.

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Why do they keep releasing support heroes? Almost everybody is still just gonna use Mercy anyway. Shoulda made this one a defense hero.

I like her design though, she looks really cool.

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Just now, krapmyself said:

Why do they keep releasing support heroes? Almost everybody is still just gonna use Mercy anyway. Shoulda made this one a defense hero.

Because they're the game changing ones. Mercy isn't must pick anymore, the pro-scene has equal use of most of them, with Zen at top.

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DAMNIT BLIZZARD. i was about to make an overwatch hero concept of a meelee healer. Already had concept sketches, origin, and skills sorted out. And now they just release what i always wanted to play. And brigitte looks amazing, with tank capabilities, to be able to do some meelee action :'D i guess i will play supports in OW all my life. Always played mainly Zen, and now i can rotate between Zen and Brigitte. yay

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