If you’re the analytical type, you probably started formulating a playstyle for Overwatch’s upcoming hero Brigitte as soon as you read about her abilities yesterday. But you needn’t just speculate, as the latest development video features Jeff Kaplan explaining exactly how you’re supposed to play her. She’s not just a support character, she’s an armored tank charging forward and keeping her allies healed and helped as long as they stand around her.
In other words, her main thing is helping the team bunch up and push together; whether you’re staying on a payload or trying to push through a choke point, Brigitte can support the group by wading into battle and providing a healing aura. Her Ultimate ability in particular serves as a way to armor up and push on through while giving her the speed and defense to be evasive and nimble. Check out the video just below if you’d like a little more insight into the game’s newest hero.
In more amusing Overwatch-related news, Hi-Rez Prez Stewart Chisam tossed a big bucket of shade on Overwatch’s new toon last night with a series of tweets suggesting that Brigitte is heavily inspired by Paladins’ character Ash. There’s even a snarky poll.
Fans will recall that back in 2016, Hi-Rez was accused of cloning Overwatch in its then-new shooter/MOBA Paladins, which Hi-Rez roundly denied by pointing out Paladins had been in production for several years before Overwatch was even announced. “It would be almost impossible for a studio of our size to ‘clone’ Overwatch in a year, but Overwatch did have some nice features that we decided to incorporate into Paladins (Kill Cam, Improved Lag comp, some verbiage like ‘eliminations’),” Todd Harris said at the time. Sooooo maybe the sour grapes are warranted.
Quick poll: If I happened to notice and point out any similarities between these two characters, would that make me the Pot calling the Kettle black, or the Kettle calling the Pot black? This will keep me up tonight unless I get a clear answer. pic.twitter.com/rt9j3NT0S0
— HiRezStew (@schisam) March 1, 2018