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Improve your Reinhardt play with this useful Overwatch training mode

Published: 17/May/2019 7:25 Updated: 17/May/2019 7:48

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch fan has used the Workshop to create a useful practice tool for Reinhardt players.

The Overwatch Workshop has proven enormously popular since its release to the Public Test Realm (PTR) on April 24, giving fans the ability to create all kinds of new game modes with lots of control over the settings and rules.

As well as producing recreations of all kinds of other titles, from Flappy Bird to CS:GO, as well as a huge variety of unique new game modes, players have also used the Workshop to develop useful practice tools for improving at Overwatch itself.

Those that want to improve their aim now have a comprehensive training mode to use, but players are also starting to develop more hero-specific training, such as a mode for practicing Ana grenades. Now the creator of the Ana Nade Tool, u/DarkyPaky, has developed a training mode for Reinhardt players.

The head-to-head play against the enemy Reinhardt is a large part of success with the hero. Earthshatter can be entirely negated by a well-placed shield, and any attempts to move you out of the way with a charge can be countered with a charge of your own.

Blizzard EntertainmentOutplaying the enemy Reinhardt is often crucial to success.

This training mode allows you to practice both of these elements. An enemy Reinhardt will spawn and perform one of the two actions, and you must react to its position and take the necessary counter measure.

The training mode also has an Ana option, which operates in the same way but with Ana attempting to hit you with a sleep dart instead that must be blocked with the shield.

Players must step into the blue circle to initiate the practice. Using the “Hello” emote selects Reinhardt as the opponent, while “I need healing” selects Ana.

While the training process is automated, unfortunately the limitations of the current workshop mean that the mode does require another player to be in the game to act as the enemy, although they won’t have to actually do anything.

Players that want to try out this practice tool themselves can do so with the share code 440GD.

Darwin’s Rein Practice from r/Overwatch

The Workshop is currently only available on the PC-only PTR, but will become available to all platforms when it moves to the live servers. Blizzard haven’t revealed when that will be, but with three weeks being a fairly standard test time for major new features it seems likely that players won’t have to wait too much longer.


Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam


Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.


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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.


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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.


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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.