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How to survive against any Overwatch hero with Reinhardt

Published: 31/Dec/2019 1:13

by Bill Cooney


A new updated video from Overwatch YouTuber KarQ along with Reinhardt expert Shock reveals the best ways to engage each and every hero you could possibly run into.

Reinhardt is one of Overwatch’s original heroes, and even though he may not be in vogue in the current meta, it’s still fun to break out the rocket hammer every now and then.

Most players probably know their way around Rein after more than three years of playing the game, but new heroes have joined in that time, and a refresher never really hurt anyone.

The video is a joint effort between KarQ and Shock, with the latter taking care of most of the Reinhardt tips for players.

One of the first tips from Shock could actually be one of the most useful in the whole thing since charge-happy Reinhardts have basically become a meme in lower ranks at this point.

‘The general rule is IF you charge, you should always look for the shortest possible path to a wall,” Shock explained. “Because it gives the enemy the least amount of time to cancel it or burst you down.”

For Sigma, the most recent hero added to the game, Reinhardt is actually able to deal damage while blocking the majority of incoming fire.

That’s because the tank fires his orbs with a set tempo, which Reinhardt players can cancel out with their shield, after a bit of practice, of course.

This is all well and good until Sigma pulls out his boulder, which Rein players should always be on the lookout for by watching for the ability’s animation.

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Reinhardt’s recently-added passive ability also gives him a better chance to survive ultimates like Roadhog’s Whole Hog with his Earthshatter, since he doesn’t get lifted as high off the ground.

As we said above Reinhardt might not be “meta” at higher ranks, but for everyone not grinding through Master and Top 500, a few tips for the hero can never hurt.


Overwatch players discover secret Reaper buff in new patch

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:50

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players with Reaper in their hero repertoire will be happy to know the Talon DPS was on the receiving end of a powerful quality-of-life change that buffs the shotgun-wielding damage dealer.

Undocumented changes aren’t exactly anything new in Overwatch, but it’s always a bit surprising when a hero receives a buff that wasn’t listed in the official patch notes.

The latest Overwatch update on February 18 brought in some changes for Reaper that saw his range increase at the cost of some damage reduction. Although the changes were a net buff, there was something else lurking in the update that further increases his strength.

As noticed by player ‘TheeNinjaBanana’ on Reddit, Reaper can now cancel his reload to use Shadow Step – something that he previously was unable to do.

Reaper poses with a box of fireworks
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Reaper mains are celebrating the new buff.

Most heroes in Overwatch are already able to cancel their reload animations through the use of abilities, but, for whatever reason, Reaper was unable to until now.

Shadow Step isn’t exactly the most powerful ability in Overwatch, but it does have some uses, especially when it comes to quickly traversing maps and gaining access to the high ground.

Perfectly-timed Shadow Steps can also be used to attain a brief moment of invincibility, which can save Reaper from ultimates such as D.Va’s Self-Destruct or Junkrat’s Riptire in the event his Wraith Form is on cooldown.

Reaper on Hanamura
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Reaper can be a bigger threat when he’s off the map.

It’s also extremely useful as a way to get back on the map if he ever gets booped off. Previously, if Reaper was reloading and got knocked off, it would be lights out, but now, he can teleport back freely.

Overall, players seem pleased with the buff. “I did this by accident the other day yesterday, pretty happy with this change,” one user commented.

“It’s a great change because that was literally the only ability in the whole game that couldn’t cancel reload,” another remarked.

For anyone who mains Overwatch’s edgelord, be sure to remember this buff as it could end up paying dividends if you find yourself in a tough situation off the map.