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Brigitte Has a Jetpack Cat Emote and our Prayers Have Been Answered

The Lindholm family cat has finally made its official Overwatch debut. Not as a playable character, but as a companion in Brigitte’s most recent emote. The Swedish furry friend, colloquially known as “Jetpack Cat,” rose to fame after initially appearing in Brigitte’s origin story cinematic, and has since become a sensation in the community.

The Origins of Jetpack Cat

The original concept of Jetpack Cat goes back to an idea for an Overwatch hero scrapped early in development. During the concept art phase, the developer team came up with “this jetpack and it had this cat that laid in it, like a cat does,” according to a 2017 GameSpot interview with Jeff Kaplan. Concept art is a key part of defining a game’s look and feel, and the friendly feline helped the developers “test the boundaries” of what they wanted the game to look like. Ultimately, despite a scientist gorilla and a mech-piloting hamster, the developers dubbed Jetpack Cat “probably too far,” and scrapped it as a playable character.

brigitte jetpack cat
Screencap courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment

However, like heroes, Jetpack Cat will never die, and has appeared as an easter egg throughout Brigitte’s cosmetic inventory and lore. The fully-rendered feline is a bit of a chonker, nearly as tall as she is from nose to tail. Additionally, he appears thoroughly nonplussed at being picked up and snuggled by his human friend for any length of time.

The emote is available for 3000 in-game coins, the same cost as a legendary skin. This is similar to the original pricing of Orisa’s puppy emote which dropped during the Winter Wonderland 2018 event. However, for cat-lovers of all stripes out there, the grind may just be worth it.

The Overwatch Archives event runs through April 2.

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6 comments

Leaked Images Suggest that Jetpack Cat Will Appear in Overwatch 2 PvE March 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

[…] friend in a jetpack” that arrive s to help Brigitte in battle. This, paired with her recent new emote, suggest that Jetpack Cat may, at long last, make its way into […]

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泄漏的图像表明,Jetpack猫将出现在《守望先锋》 2 PvE中 皇马电竞竞猜 _ 皇马电竞竞猜 March 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

[…] 泄漏到Naeri的图像如下所示,其中列出了Moira和Brigitte的PvE中的功能。在Brigitte的战斗机上,有一种名为“ Mitzi”的能力,该能力描述了“喷气背包中的好奇朋友”,以帮助Brigitte进行战斗。这与 她最近的新表情配合使用,建议Jetpack Cat最终可能会进入《守望先锋》。 […]

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Leaked Images Suggest that Jetpack Cat Will Appear in Overwatch 2 PvE – Dibbs Gaming March 16, 2020 at 6:23 pm

[…] a “curious buddy in a jetpack” that arrive s to assist Brigitte in battle. This, paired with her recent new emote, recommend that Jetpack Cat could, in the end, make its means into […]

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What Game Would Each Overwatch Hero Play In Quarantine? (Support) March 30, 2020 at 6:00 am

[…] Brigitte character. A universally-loved characteristic of Brig though is her association with cats. Brigitte’s new Katt emote is a top-tier item in Overwatch, and it shows her love for the friendly feline. A game that aligns with this is Catlateral […]

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每个守望先锋英雄将在隔离区玩什么游戏? (支持) 皇马电竞竞猜 _ 皇马电竞竞猜 March 30, 2020 at 6:19 am

[…] 虽然可以比较瑞典盾构战士与《暗黑破坏神3》中的十字军战士或《魔兽世界》中的圣骑士,这些可能不是Brigitte角色的游戏。布里格(Brig)的一个广受欢迎的特征是她与猫的交往。 Brigitte的新Katt表情是《守望先锋》 中的顶级产品,它表达了她对友善猫科动物的热爱。与此匹配的游戏是侧面伤害。 […]

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What Game Would Each Overwatch Hero Play In Quarantine? (Support) – Dibbs Gaming March 30, 2020 at 6:39 am

[…] Brigitte character. A universally-loved attribute of Brig although is her affiliation with cats. Brigitte’s new Katt emote is a top-tier item in Overwatch, and it reveals her love for the pleasant feline. A recreation that aligns with that is Catlateral […]

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