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Cheeky Overwatch play will catch defenders off-guard on King’s Row

by Bill Cooney
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A strategy for Reinhardt on King’s Row making the rounds online is a great way to start your Overwatch match that the defending team will never see coming.

The high ground inside of the first attacking spawn on King's Row is a favorite perch for snipers to kick off rounds, but any hero is actually able to make it up there, with a little help from a cooperative Mei.

Mei just has to use a couple of Ice Walls underneath a hero's feet, in this case Reinhardt, to boost them up to the higher level by the top door.

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The top door in the King's Row attacking spawn is one of the trickiest spawn doors to get to in the game.

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As Reddit user NoNovacaine demonstrated in a new clip, Reinhardt can use the door to hit the enemy team right out of the gate and potentially cripple their defenses.

Novacaine starts out on the high ground, and as soon as the match starts they charge from the very top rope onto the red double-decker bus and towards the chokepoint.

The stars must have been aligned just right because Rein was even able to pin and eliminate the enemy Mei after dropping off the bus, leaving the defending team with a 6v5 advantage right away.

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Of course, there's no guarantee you'll be able to snag yourself a free kill off of this play, it really all comes down to whether or not the enemy team places themselves just right.

It is important to make sure you end your charge at the base of the statue though, not in the open where you could quickly get melted by the other team, and not do any damage to the enemy you have pinned.

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Reinhardt's Charge ability deals 300 damage, enough to knock out most non-tank heroes.

Reinhardt may be one of Overwatch's original characters, but years after release there are still a few things you can pull off with the hero that can catch enemies off-guard.