According to Overwatch Developer Geoff Goodman, Brigitte will soon no longer be able to stun through shields, like those of Reinhardt or Orisa.
In a post on the official Blizzard Overwatch forums, Goodman said the Overwatch team was playtesting the change that would most likely be included in the next PTR update.
Goodman said this change would make it “a lot more tricky to land a clutch stun on an enemy Reinhardt, for example, but you can still use the ability to close distance and land melee hits to trigger Inspire.”
Brigitte has been a source of controversy ever since she was introduced into the game, some hate her, while others think she’s one of the best things to happen to the game.
The changes are definitely a nerf, as Brigitte’s crowd controlling Shield Bash is one of the things that makes her a must-pick in most situations.
Goodman gave no indication in his post on how soon fans could expect these changes, and with a new update rolling out the same day, it could be a few weeks before players hear any further news about it.
Whether this change is significant enough to end Brigitte’s reign on top of the meta remains to be seen, but at least Reinhardt players can sleep a little easier knowing their shields will finally protect them again.