Overwatch player gives Reaper's Wraith Form an awesome upgrade in Workshop - Dexerto

Overwatch player gives Reaper’s Wraith Form an awesome upgrade in Workshop

Published: 19/Jun/2019 22:15 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 22:28

by Bill Cooney


An Overwatch player has used the Workshop mode to make Reaper’s Wraith form look like and operate more like it does in Overwatch’s cinematic shorts.

Reaper’s Wraith Form makes him invulnerable to damage for up to three seconds while giving him a 50 percent movement speed increase, but it doesn’t work the same way as shown in Overwatch’s shorts.

For example, when using Wraith form in game, Reaper can’t float through the air or move any differently than normal like he does in the “Recall” and “Infiltration” cinematics.

“From the Shadows”

Not content with the current state of Wraith Form, Overwatch player Therister decided to use the Workshop mode into the ability it was always meant to be.

While using the ability in Therister’s mod, the camera goes into third person and allows the player to move in any direction, just like in the cinematics.

They also made Wraith Form look more like the cloud of smoke it resembles in the animated shorts, instead of just a see-through version of Reaper.

The ability definitely makes Reaper much tougher to deal with and allows him to outmaneuver and get the drop on almost any other hero on the map.

For players who want to try out the new and improved Wraith Form, the code is: NYD2J.

June 18 patch brings Replay system and more

Overwatch got a major patch on June 18 that included a number of balance changes, introduced the Replay system and kicked off Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge.

Players have the chance to unlock a new player icon, new sprays and an Epic new Baptiste skin by winning games or watching Twitch streamers with Drops enabled.

With all the great Workshop modes coming out that affect Overwatch heroes abilities, some players have suggested that an Arcade mode be added with some of the upgrades, which would definitely shake things up a bit.


Overwatch players discover Reinhardt is “broken” with new hammer buff

Published: 4/Dec/2020 23:18

by Michael Gwilliam


A new buff to Reinhardt on the Overwatch Experimental Card may be a bit too strong after players did some testing with his hammer.

The December 3 Overwatch patch brought in some big changes to three different heroes with Baptiste getting a nerf to Immorality Field, D.Va’s health getting reconfigured and Reinhardt seeing an increase to his hammer swing damage.

With his swing damage improved from 75 damage to 85, these has opened up some new damage breakpoints when factoring in Mercy and Zenyatta damage boosts.

The key thing to keep in mind with most Overwatch buffs is how they are influenced by other modifiers. With most heroes being at 200 HP, the sooner your damage can exceed that, the better.

Reinhardt on Hollywood
Blizzard Entertainment
Reinhardt’s damage got a nice buff.

In the case of Reinhardt, his damage increase from 75 to 85 may not seem too insane until you start to factor in damage boosts. Mercy’s damage boost amplifies a hero’s attacks by 30% while Zenyatta’s Discord Orb makes it so any hero who is discorded takes 30% extra damage.

Previously, with 75 damage, one swing by Reinhardt while damage boosted or attacking a discorded target would deal 97.5. Now, however, when factoring in the 10 additional damage, that number becomes 110.5.

All it takes now is just two swings onto a 200 HP hero for Reinhardt to delete them, making the buff extra strong when he’s paired with a Mercy or Zenyatta.

Plus, there are a couple of extra elements to factor in. Reinhardt’s hammer deals cleave damage, which means that he can hit multiple enemies with a single blow. If he’s damage boosted by Mercy, he could take down teams with ease.

Not only that, but the Experimental patch also gave Reinhardt 50 extra health, meaning he has a bit more room to swing and live to tell the tale. This doesn’t even include the additional ultimate charge he will generate by doing more damage.

As you can see in the short clip, with the boost, Reinhardt can delete the 200 HP practice range bot in just one second, prompting Jon to caption the video: “Rein is broken.”

Reinhardt holds shield up
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Reinhardt is a much more deadly tank with these buffs.

Others agreed. “Buffing Rein and D.Va when they don’t need it instead of nerfing overpowered heroes isn’t good man,” a user replied.

“I don’t think this is the answer we are looking for but I guess it’s better than what we got?” Florida Mayhem content creator Samito further chimed in referring to the state of the meta.

It will be interesting to see what the devs decide to do with these Reinhardt buffs and if they make it through to the live game after the experimental period ends.