Blizzard's lead writer for Overwatch, Michael Chu, answered a few of the most popular questions of Overwatch's newest hero through a blog post titled "Story Update: Brigitte Q&A."
Brigitte was introduced to Overwatch's lore as the daughter of Torbjörn, and a squire to her godfather, Reinhardt. When asked where the inspiration for Brigitte came from, Chu explained the team wanted a "character who would play Sancho Panza to Reinhardt's Don Quixote. Brigitte was Reinhardt's squire and Torbjörn’s daughter. She followed Reinhardt on his adventures as a mechanic who worked on his armor and, perhaps more importantly, tried to keep him out of trouble."
The Q&A also gave a look at what Brigitte's every day life consisted of. After listing all of her responsibilities, like sparring with Reinhardt, Michael Chu ended her daily schedule with Brigitte looking "at a lot of cat holo-gifs." That's something we can all relate to!
Brigitte is live on all Overwatch servers, but is not a part of competitive modes yet. She will join Season 10 of competitive.
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