Brigitte is one of the support heroes of Overwatch. She is a skilled metalsmith and mechanic, who accompanies Reinhardt as he wanders across Europe. She is the youngest daughter of Torbjörn and his wife Ingrid.
No longer sitting on the sidelines, Brigitte Lindholm has taken up arms to defend those in need of protection.
The youngest daughter of weapons designer, Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. Brigitte spent much of her spare time in her father's workshop, learning the trade and honing her skills. Her aptitude for engineering mirrored that of her father's, but Brigitte's primary interest was in armor fabrication and defensive systems, unlike Torbjörn, who was world renowned (and perhaps infamous) for the weapons he created.
Everyone expected that Brigitte would continue her apprenticeship and follow in her father's footsteps. But her plans changed due to influence of another prominent figure in her life, her father's close friend and fellow Overwatch agent, Reinhardt Wilhelm. A close friend of the family and Brigitte's godfather, Reinhardt told Brigitte tales of heroes and chivalry as she grew up. After his retirement and Overwatch's fall, Reinhardt declared that he would become a knight-errant on a quest to bring justice. Before he left on his adventures, Brigitte surprised him by asking to join him as his squire. Reinhardt accepted.
As a squire, Brigitte had many responsibilities, the most important of which was the upkeep of Reinhardt's Crusader armor (a design she was familiar with as the current version was designed by her father). But more and more, she found her main job was taking care of Reinhardt himself, trying to protect him from his overenthusiasm even as his body was breaking down from years of combat.
Eventually, she realized that serving only as a mechanic wasn't enough, and that the best way she could aid Reinhardt was to become a warrior in her own right. While Reinhardt trained her in combat, Brigitte began to build her own suit of armor in secret.
Now Brigitte fights at Reinhardt's side to protect him, and any others in need as knight and squire journey to make the world a better place, one battle at a time.
Rocket Flail Ranged melee type ∞ rounds per clip 35 damage ~2 swings per second 6 m range ✘ Cannot headshot Brigitte's melee weapon has an extended range, enabling her to strike multiple enemies with a single swing. Default Key: ()
Barrier Shield Mobile barrier type 600 barrier HP 100 barrier HP per second 3.85 m/s movement speed 0 or 3-second cooldown Brigitte deploys a frontal energy barrier to absorb a limited amount of damage. Default Key: ()
Shield Bash Stunning movement type 50 damage 6 m range Lasts 1 second 5-second cooldown Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy. Default Key: ()
Whip Shot Linear projectile type 70 damage 40 m/s projectile speed 20 m range 4-second cooldown ✘ Cannot headshot Brigitte throws her flail a long distance, dealing damage and knocking an enemy away from her. Default Key: ()
Repair Pack Healing/buffing homing projectile type 150 healing per pack 75 armor per pack 30 m/s projectile speed 30 m range Lasts 5 seconds (armor) 6-second cooldown Brigitte throws a Repair Pack that can heal an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armor instead. This armour does get removed after some time if not destroyed. Default Key: ()
All seasonal event items, which are marked with special event icons ( • • • • • ), are only available to be unlocked either through their respective Loot Boxes or by Credits within the event's duration.During the event, newly-introduced event items cost three times as much as non-event items of the same rarity, while returning seasonal items are unlocked at the regular price.
Brigitte was officially announced as a hero on February 28, 2018.
Brigitte is described as an "interesting hybrid character", as while she is classified as support, she has many similarities to a tank character. She combines certain elements of Reinhardt (armor and shield) and Torbjörn (providing armor to her allies); as her chosen weapon is a flail, she also bears some similarities to the Crusader class in Diablo III. Her Tank and Support similarities combined makes her a Paladin type healer with high sustain.