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Overwatch: Reinhardt Jousting is an epic way to improve your charges

Published: 27/May/2019 14:56 Updated: 27/May/2019 15:09

by Joe O'Brien


An Overwatch Workshop Reinhardt Jousting mode offers an enormously fun way to practice your charges.

The Overwatch Workshop has proven to be one of the most popular features the game has ever had, giving players the ability to create their own game modes with a huge degree of control over the rules.

The Workshop produced lots of creative game modes while in testing on the PTR, and having released to the live servers on May 21 it’s now in the hands of the entire player-base. One player has now used the mode to create a Reinhardt Jousting mode that is both fun and practical.

There’s little more satisfying in Overwatch than pinning someone with a Reinhardt charge, and with u/LordFapHammer’s Reinhardt Jousting mode you can now play a mode in which pinning enemies is the only objective.

Blizzard EntertainmentReinhardt has been a staple of Overwatch throughout the game’s various metas.

The mode takes place in a circular arena situated above the Horizon: Lunar Colony, with red rings to mark the sides and the endless expanse of space acting as an epic backdrop to the gladiatorial battle.

Aside from the setting, the mode operates as a fairly simple free-for-all, in which multiple Reinhardts compete for victory. Naturally, charge is the only ability available, and operates on a one-second cooldown – long enough that it can’t be simply chained together, but short enough to keep the action flowing.

Reinhardt’s health has also been reduced to 225, to guarantee that if he is pinned against the wall he is eliminated, rather than being able to survive a pin as he ordinarily would at full health.

I present to you my friend’s game, Reinhardt Jousting. from r/Overwatch

While it’s mostly just a fun game mode, Reinhardt jousting could have some benefits for your broader skill-set with the German tank. Charge is the main ability Reinhardt can use for proactive plays, and while successful charges are largely a matter of decision-making, the ability to calculate the timing and angle needed to pin an enemy is still necessary, which this mode will help to hone.

Those who want to try out this mode can do so by importing it with the share code PG86P.


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
Blizzard Entertainment
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.