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Reinhardt Strategy Guide

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Reinhardt In Numbers

Role – Tank (Shield/Pusher)
Health Pool – Total of 500 (300 Health, 200 Permanent Armour)
Pros – Large Health Pool, Large AoE Abilities
Cons – Team-Reliant, Large Hitbox

Intro & Shield Management Basics

The role of the main tank is to create space and protect their team whilst providing small bouts of damage and potentially game-winning ultimates. This is the mantra of our Overwatch boosting pros who main Reinhardt.

This is ever so relevant with Reinhardt; The German main tank has a large health pool accompanied by a 2000HP Shield which can be destroyed and recharged at the players will but the key to his shield is how to manage it appropriately.

The goal is not to stand with it slowly dropping leaving your team with an effective ‘Shield-Bot’ – Shield bot being a common term for playing Rein to his lowest potential meaning a rein can be holding a choke point by holding left click until his shield is destroyed and attempt to drop back leaving fatal consequence for him and his team which is the exact opposite of how an effective Rein should deploy themselves.

Furthermore, it is essential that you maintain a healthy shield between team-fights, as the amount of shield you have will drastically alter the pacing of a battle, determines the amount of
staying power you have when holding/initiating and controls how aggressive/defensively you and your team can play.

First off, break the habit of shielding simply for the sake of shielding. You should only shield when you feel it is truly necessary; that the damage presented to you and your team
is threatening their safety or preventing them from doing damage themselves. Practice being calm, our OW boost team suggests.

Reinsense (Gamesense regarding Rein)

Another important factor behind being a successful Reinhardt is game sense/Reinsense meaning knowing the correct times to be aggressive or passive and knowing when to shield and when to swing.

Judging the momentum of team fights is crucial to creating space and protecting your team as a badly positioned Reinhardt is a dead Rein. A Rein has the ability to
push his team forward and sees opportunities to exploit and shield when there isn’t one, allowing his team to be safe for the upcoming fight or during the current one.

Ultimate Management & Blocks Enemy Ultimates

A hugely impactful part of playing Reinhardt on Reinhardt in competitive matches is the main tank’s ability to block Reins ultimate Earthshatter and learning how to successfully block. To do it successfully can be the difference between a won and lost a team fight.

In every game, you’ll want to keep track of the opponent’s Rein’s ult charge, this being ever more important in ‘Goats comp’ where heavy tanks are clustered together constantly and hitting chain fire strikes charge ult increasingly fast, meaning having multiple shatters per game is not uncommon. However, with the vast number of play-styles behind Rein ult charge will vary from game to game and Rein to Rein. A Gold tier Reinhardt playstyle is nowhere near our Overwatch skill rating boosters’ playstyle.

Enemy Reinhardt Ult Tracking/Management

Another good thing to keep track of is the amount of time that has passed since the enemy Reinhardt last used his ult- generally ~30-60 seconds- with the rest being common sense. If you
have trouble with these kinds of things, or if you’re just lazy, a very general assumption you can make is that if you are close to or currently have your ultimate, then so does the enemy,
Reinhardt.

When you know he has it, you can do one of two things: attempt to either bait his ult or block it.

Blocking & Baiting Enemy Reins

A bait is an earthshattering block through the use of deception and mind games; tricking the enemy Reinhardt into ulting right into your shield. They range from very simple (repeatedly
dropping shield & swinging -> shielding) to weird and complex (walking towards the enemy Reinhardt backward). The key to a successful bait is to lure the enemy Reinhardt into believing
he can/has bypassed your shield- only for you to be one step ahead. Try not to go for obvious baits and always try to respect the enemy, Reinhardt, you never know if you’re facing one of our boosting professionals.

Keep in mind that as you climb up the ladder, the Reinhardts you face will begin to become more competent and as a result will be less inclined to fall for baits; as good Reinhardts will
almost never fall for baits and will only commit to ulting once they are 100% certain they will land them.

General Reinhardt Barrier Tips

In general, you shouldn’t ever let your barrier be destroyed by poke damage, and should ideally retreat and recharge when your shield is ~500 HP, rather than allowing it to be
destroyed. The reason for preserving a small bit of shield is so that you have a response to potential dangers when they arise, rather than having none at all.

For example, you can use this sliver of HP to shield you and your teammates from any potential D.Va and Tracer bombs, enemy earthshatters, Meteor Strikes and the like – even 1 HP of the
shield can block all of the said threats safely. If the enemy team is committing to a push and your shield is low, the extra shield will buy you the time needed to reposition yourself elsewhere safe to recharge.

Tips & Tricks

On that note, keep track of cooldowns on all of these enemy abilities. Look at the enemy team comp and think about the ranged abilities you need to keep track of, there’s usually only a
couple at a time. Once they use the hook, you know you have a few seconds of relative freedom to let your shield charge or get in a few swings.

Only show as much of your shield as you need. On Route 66 defense at the very start, everyone always goes on top of the garage. There’s that billboard thing in the front middle, and
everyone stands to the left of it. If you stand slightly behind the billboard at the very left of it, you only show the left half of your shield to the enemy team and the other half is hidden behind the billboard. Your team is still all shielded because they are only standing on the left. To learn many more of Reinhardt tips, opt-in for Overwatch coaching with one of our professionals.

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Overwatch Season 12 Information | Start & End Dates | Rewards

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When Does Overwatch Season 12 Start?

Just like each previous season, the off-season period is 3 days, which makes the new season start exactly 3 days after the previous one has ended. Season 11 has ended on August 29th, 1 AM GMT.

Therefore, Overwatch’s Season 12 will start on September 1st 2018, 1 AM GMT (2 AM CET). For our American users, Season 12 starts on August 31st, at 5 PM PT.

When Does Overwatch Season 12 End?

Each Overwatch season lasts for about 2 months, therefore Season 12 will end on October 29th, 1 AM GMT (2 AM CET). For American players, on October 28th at 5 PM PT.

Season 12 Changes

– New Map: BUSAN will be added throughout the Season 12. Map situated in South Korea where players battle for control accross three locales within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown and MEKA Base.

Rewards

Bronze – 65 Competitive Points
Silver – 125 Competitive Points
Gold – 250 Competitive Points
Platinum – 500 Competitive Points
Diamond – 750 Competitive Points
Master – 1200 Competitive Points
Grandmaster – 1750 Competitive Points

Can Boosting Factory help me increase my Skill Rating in Season 12?

Absolutely! Browse through our services page and customize a boost that suits your personal needs.

How can I win all of my placement games in Season 12?

Our professional players have written a guide for you to help you win all of your placement games. However, as you all know, winning games can sometimes be an hard task considering the Overwatch’s average player base, unless you’re an extremely skilled player like our Overwatch boosting professionals.

In case you want to minimize the risk and achieve better results, we offer Placement Matches boosting to help you win most, if not all of your placement games. Overwatch placement games boosting is the best bang for your buck as the first 10 games of the season determine the starting SR for Season 12 and each single game is very important when determining your SR.

We can do them for you piloted where our professionals play your account, or you can queue up with one of our pros and play them yourself with a little push.

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