Overwatch’s 27th hero is Brigitte Lindholm, daughter of Torbjörn Lindholm.

She first appeared last year in a pair of digital comics, as well as the animated short "Honor and Glory".

Brigitte is a support hero who wields a rocket flail that according to Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan has surprising range for a melee weapon. Its range can be extended via her Whip Shot ability to hit and knock back multiple enemies.

She can throw a Repair Pack that heals an ally. Any healing over that ally’s maximum health provides them with armour instead.

She also has a shield – a frontal energy barrier that absorbs a limited amount of damage. Unlike Torbjörn's shield, Brigitte's only protects her.

Once her Barrier Shield is deployed, Brigitte can dash forward to stun an enemy.

Her passive ability is Inspire, which heals nearby enemies when she hits enemies with her flail.

Finally, her Rally ability allows her to move faster and provides all nearby allies with armour that lasts until it’s removed by damage.

Brigitte is available to try on Overwatch’s PC public test realm right now.