As the title says: here’s a thread we could put together in efforts to reduce the spam here as it seems there’s a new thread about Brigitte/Cat/etc nearly every 5 minutes… to start I’ll throw in some information and speculation. Feel free to contribute more evidence/leaks and I’ll maybe edit it in.
- Torbjorn’s only(?) daughter
- First appears (?) in animated short “Honor and Glory” – Blizzcon 2017
- Overwatch (JP) on Twitter made an oops posting the filename and location of a Twitter teaser (now deleted) named “Brigitte Teaser”
- On the PT/BR Overwatch website, one of the teasers temporarily had a filename “BrigitteTease-AfterActionReport-ptBR_OW_JP.PNG”
- Carolina Ravassa (Sombra VA) followed Kari Wahlgren on Twitter recently, a Swedish VA who has worked with Blizzard previously.
- imgur(DOT)com/a/SX5zU - there are two versions of one of the teasers.
- Not much is known other than it’s a darn cat. With a jetpack.
- May be Brigitte’s cat, or whoever the next hero is.
- First appeared in concept art before any development on the game itself really went underway however was shown off during the Overwatch panel this last BlizzCon as well as a few other unused/scrapped heroes.
An older theory than the cat and Brigitte but has been a thought ever since the release of Junkertown.
On a forum post about her and a player asking if she’d ever be added, Jeff jumps in to only say “She’s soooooo not nice.”
An article came out before the end of the year mentioning there was already a hint out there for this new hero, so someone we’ve heard about once or multiple times. Again this could point to both JQ and Brigitte.
As far back as the reveal for Junkertown, Jeff/Michael Chu said - “We want to explore these other groups like the Junkers, instead of just focusing on Overwatch and Talon. We hope this map will be just the tip of the iceburg for what’s to come, for Junkrat, Roadhog, AND THE QUEEN.”
During an interview with a FX artist on the Overwatch team (Rachel Day), she left a small hint at something new in the world of Overwatch, related to Junkertown and the Queen - “right now, she’s just a voice”"
- Least mentioned of all the other names here. Still a “real” character in the Overwatch universe. He’s got connections to our buddy Torbjorn.
There is a great chance that with how quick the teasers are coming out now, that the new hero could be revealed today and may have a playable state on the PTR servers. As to who is still up for debate…
Brigitte matches the profile for most (if not all!) of these hints left for us to noodle with but again, if you think back to Efi we thought SHE was the next hero but we then learned she was a contributing factor to the real revealed hero, Orisa.
Also worth mentioning is the Hammond individual, first thought to be a potential upcoming hero as Horizon Lunar Colony was open for playing - but since then there hasn’t been many hints on him, there was the debate over the “sudden” wheelchair that appeared on one of the maps but then it was found that wheelchair was nothing new.
@PlayOverwatch on Twitter
@jpPlayOverwatch on Twitter
Overwatch’s PT/BR official website
Various articles that I’m not able to link (yet, due to “trusted” restrictions)
/r/Overwatch post - “The JunkerQueen will be hero 27, lemme convince you why.”
Blog post @ /en-us/blog/21574699 (A Letter From Torbjörn to his Wife)