Reinhardt Wilhelm, 61




Stuttgart, Germany




Reinhardt is a Hero in Overwatch.

Reinhardt Information

"Justice will be done."

Reinhardt Abilities


rocket_hammer.pngRocket Hammer


Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.

barrier_field.pngBarrier Field


Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy barrier, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the barrier, he cannot attack while sustaining it. The barrier has 2000 HP, and will recharge when put away.



Cooldown: 10 Seconds
Reinhardt charges forth in a straight line, grabbing hold of enemies in his path. If he collides with a wall, foes he's carrying suffer extreme damage.

fire_strike.pngFire Strike


Cooldown: 6 Seconds
By whipping his Rocket Hammer forward, Reinhardt slings a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touches.


Ultimate Ability

Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

Reinhardt Gameplay

Reinhardt Tactics and Strategies


  • If D.Va's Mech is about to self destruct while you are pushing the payload, Charge at it, It may kill you, but save the others.
  • His projectile moves at a moderate speed and can travel without drop off at long range. His strength as a hero is obviously in his shield, which will recharge when lowered. His ultimate can be used for moderately effective crowd control if you can line up a couple of enemies in a row. He benefits from a Mercy or Lucio traveling with him in a symbiotic relationship that keeps him upright and covering his teammates. In close quarters his charge ability can make quick work of a pinned enemy.

Reinhardt Backstory

Reinhardt Wilhelm styles himself as a champion of a bygone age, who lives by the knightly codes of valor, justice, and courage.

Over thirty years ago, Overwatch was founded to counter the threat of the robot uprisings around the world. Reinhardt, a highly decorated German soldier, was inducted as part of the original Overwatch strike team that put an end to the Omnic Crisis. After the conflict's resolution, Overwatch grew into a global institution, keeping the peace in a war-torn world. Reinhardt proved himself to be one of its most stalwart champions.

Reinhardt's unique ethics and larger-than-life persona earned the admiration of his peers and superiors alike. Never afraid to speak his mind, he was Overwatch's most vocal supporter and, when necessary, its harshest critic, providing a constant reminder that Overwatch was meant to be a force for good.

Having served into his late fifties, Reinhardt was faced with mandatory retirement from combat operations. Despondent about being removed from active duty, Reinhardt feared that his days of purpose and glory had ended. As times grew darker and Overwatch came under suspicion of corruption and sedition, Reinhardt could only watch as the cause he had dedicated his life to defending surrendered in disgrace.

Though Overwatch was eventually disbanded, Reinhardt was not content to sit idly by while the world fell to disorder. Once again donning his Crusader armor, he has vowed to fight for justice across Europe like a knight of old, defending the innocent and winning hearts and minds with the promise of better days to come.

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