And what could be done about her? She’s necessary to prevent Tracer and Genji from dominating, but so oppressive that anyone who gets within melee range of her is usually dead on the spot.
Blizzard has been slowly nerfing Brigitte’s kit since launch, but there has to be an end goal. If they did all the nerfs in one patch, nobody would continue to play her and dive would be back on the menu. We’d have the same Brig now, but the stigma of playing her would be worse than the one about how “unbalanced” her kit is.
I would recommend a damage reduction. Stuns and boops are excellent counterplay options and do deserve to be called support utility. But her Rocket Flail / Shield Bash / Rocket Flail / Whip Shot combo does 190 damage as a stunning true combo.
I’d reduce Shield Bash to 35 damage from 50. A shield shouldn’t do more damage than a flail. I’d also reduce Whip Shot to 50. Though it’s not the cool double Rocket Flail damage, it’s more reasonable for a combo. It seems like Whip Shot was only made 70 damage because Rocket Flail is 35.
To balance this out, make Whip Shot able to go through shields, that way Brig can always heal her team with Inspire, despite enemies having a barrier (which they always do). It also enables Brig to move Reinhardt back from his team, allowing quick pickoffs but forcing a quicker back peddle for Rein if badly timed.
Also, here’s a theory. People that say Brig needs nerfs used to play tons of Genji and just want to poke / blade people again (or have been punished since Brig launch for trying to).