The new Overwatch hero, Brigitte, will join Quick Play and Arcade mode on March 20, but she won’t be available in competitive play until the start of season 10.
Earlier this week, Blizzard announced Brigitte official release, so all players will be able to enjoy her in the Live Client.
Everyone was expecting her addition to the competitive roster in a few weeks. But, Overwatch developer Scott Mercer commented in the Blizzard forum explaining their desire to not introduce new maps/heroes in the mid of the season and give all players the time to test her.
Season 9 started only on February 28, so many players find the long waiting time unreasonable. We won’t be able to play Brigitte in competitive mode until the end of April.
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