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Overwatch play shows why Brigitte is best at covering Volskaya flank

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch’s Brigitte may have been targeted with a series of nerfs on the PTR, but that doesn’t mean the shield maiden can’t still deny space, score kills and make life a living hell for the enemy team.

As shown in a clip by Reddit user boonoz, opponents trying a sneaky flank to try and capture Volskaya A can be dealt with quickly thanks to Brigitte’s whipshot and shield bash.

In the video, the enemy team used a Symmetra teleporter during their second attack run in a 4-4 game in an attempt to catch boonoz’s team off-guard. However, they didn’t expect the Swedish support to get right in their faces.

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Brigitte's whipshot is great for knocking opponents off the map.

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First, he stunned a Reinhardt before he could charge and then landed a whipshot onto the opposing Zarya, resulting in her going falling off the map and into the icy Russian water.

Next, while he waited for his abilities to come off cooldown, the Brig player landed a couple of primary fires, activating the inspire passive which healed his teammates. He also tossed a couple of repair packs to his allies, healing them up before jumping back into the fray.

Using the whipshot again, boonoz was able to send Doomfist into the drink for a second straight environmental kill before landing a stun onto the Symmetra, which caused just enough knockback for her to fall into the water too.

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In total, the tanky support scored three environmental kills in one fight using two different abilities.

Not only that, but he even managed to pick up fifty percent ultimate charge in the process, which could pay dividends in the final fight ahead as there was still thirty seconds on the clock.

The slick kills earned the user Play of the Game honors as well as over 4,000 upvotes on Reddit with many impressed with the series of eliminations.

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Even with nerfs, Brigitte is still strong.

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It just goes to show that even with Brigitte nerfs upcoming, the hero still packs a series punch and players can still get a lot of value out of the controversial support.

As Dexerto previously reported, with a nano boost and a rally, Brigitte can tank a whole Roadhog ultimate. It's going to take some more work to get the hero in a place where she's balanced for both high and low ELOs.