Yesterday’s Overwatch patch was all about the love — at least, if you care about Mei, Sombra, and Doomfist. The three characters each got a buff to an ability or two, with Mei’s freeze extending by a half-second, Doomfist’s hand cannon recovering ammo more quickly, and Sombra’s ultimate ability shifting over to damage done and her hack skill improving to affect more enemy moves.
“The goal of these changes for Sombra is to remove the necessity for her teammates to take damage and heal themselves with her hacked heath packs to try to get her ultimate charged up quickly,” Blizzard said. “Her ultimate will now come up less often, but there are more abilities that are disabled by Hack so it is more effective when used.”
Looking ahead, however, you’d better get used to a brand-new toon: Brigitte Lindholm, daughter of Torbjörn and defensive toon, now playable on the test server.
“No longer sitting on the sidelines, Brigitte Lindholm has taken up arms to defend those in need of protection. The 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.
“Brigitte specializes in armor and defense. She can throw Repair Packs to heal teammates, or automatically heal nearby allies when she damages foes with her Flail. Her Flail is capable of a wide swing to strike multiple targets, or a Whip Shot that stuns an enemy at range. When entering the fray, Barrier Shield provides personal defense while she attacks enemies with Shield Bash. Brigitte’s ultimate ability, Rally, gives her a substantial short-term boost of speed and provides long-lasting armor to all her nearby allies.”
Check out the origin story video down below!