Overwatch Heroes

New Hero First Look: Brigitte

by PsiGuard on March 1, 2018

An engineer with peerless armor-constructing abilities, Brigitte Lindholm is a valiant squire who fights on the front line to protect her allies.

The youngest of Torbjörn’s daughters, Brigitte is an adventurer who travels with her godfather—Reinhardt Wilhelm—to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Previously, she aided Reinhardt by repairing his armor but as time has passed, Brigitte has realized that there is some damage that her hammer cannot fix. Her desire to help stronger than ever, Reinhardt is training her to fight while she built her own armor in secret. Now she fights alongside him on the front line, where she can make an even bigger difference.

Brigitte’s armor engineering capabilities make her a stalwart support hero, capable of holding her ground in combat while also providing healing and armor for her allies. Her primary weapon is her heavy-hitting Rocket Flail that she swings in a wide arc in front of her to smash multiple enemies at once. Whip Shot enables Brigitte to fling her flail forward, striking enemies at a distance and knocking them backward. With each blow,...
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Welcome to Season 9 of Competitive Play

by PsiGuard on March 1, 2018

Get ready to sharpen your skills, perfect your strategies, and test your mettle—Season 9 of Competitive Play has begun!

Unlocked at Level 25, Competitive Play is designed for those players who want to put their skills to the test, and offers a more serious experience than our Quick Play or Arcade modes.
To begin your competitive journey this season, click on the "Play" button, select "Competitive Play" from the submenu, and you're ready to enter a match. You can join on your own or in a group, and Overwatch's matchmaking system will automatically find the best game possible for your skill level.

Before you can kick off your competitive career, every player must first complete 10 placement matches to obtain their initial skill rating. This rating will be a number between 1 and 5000, with higher values indicating a greater skill level. Players will also be assigned a tier based on their rating—Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, or...
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Story Update: A Letter from Torbjörn to his Wife

by PsiGuard on February 27, 2018

Welcome to Story Update, the official lore archive of Overwatch.

This ever-evolving database will give you top secret clearance to a classified collection of art, footage, and decrypted documents. Discover the history of Overwatch, its enemies past and present, and the bios of your favorite heroes from both sides of the fray.

Earlier this week, we saw a declassified report that details the aftermath of operation "White Dome," a routine Overwatch mission that went off the rails when the team was ambushed by omnics, resulting in Reinhardt coming to the rescue of a severely injured Torbjörn.

[DECLASSIFIED] After-Action Report: Operation "WHITE DOME"

After the battle, Torbjörn penned a letter to his worried wife, Ingrid, reassuring her that all was well and letting her know that he would be home soon....
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