Real Name: Reinhardt Wilhelm, Age: 61
- Roll: Tank
- Occupation: Adventurer
- Base of Operations: Stuttgart, Germany
- Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)
“Justice will be done.”
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.
Reinhardt trusts only one thing, his Rocket Hammer. This mix of medieval weaponry and space race tech, makes for a powerful weapon. This weapon blazes a path of destruction, clearing enemies from his path. Reinhardt’s old eyes may be failing, but with this weapon he always hits.
Every knight needs his shield for battle. Reinhardt just happens to have a Winston specially designed electro shield. This shield is big enough to protect himself and his allies while marching towards their foes. Reinhardt’s code of chivalry would never let him use a weapon while using such a powerful shield. Not that he could even if he tried.
Reinhardt likes to wear a rocket fuel powered suit of armor. No one should be surprised, when he uses it to rocket them into the nearest obstacle for explosive damage.
Reinhardt can be an imposing menace with his shining armor and rocket powered hammer of doom. Many foes try to avoid a face to face conflict with him. This doesn’t bother him one bit. He is quick to let loose a glob of rocket fuel, that he will ignite and fling at the unsuspecting enemy.
In an ultimate show of power, Reinhardt loves to slam his Rocket Hammer down full speed at the ground. This releases a devastating shockwave of destruction. He has yet to see anyone ride this wave. All the foes in range will be left in a disheveled pile, groaning for mercy at his feet.
Check out Reinhardt in this unedited video. It showcases a full match played from Reinhardt’s perspective.