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Barrier Field
Mobile barrier type
1600 barrier HP
200 barrier HP per sec
3.85 m/s movement speed
0 or 5-second cooldown
Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy barrier, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Although Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the barrier, he cannot attack while sustaining it.
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Details

For the information about attacks which is able to pierce through Reinhardt's barrier, see Barrier.

Reinhardt projects a wide rounded rectangular barrier in front of him. The barrier has 1600 health, and when not in use will regain approximately 200 health per second after 2 seconds of disuse. Reinhardt will have reduced movement speed and enter third-person mode while this is active. Reinhardt can aim and move the barrier by looking in another direction. Holding primary fire while turning will allow Reinhardt to look around without moving the barrier.

The barrier will show cracks when its health is lower than 800; more cracks will appear if its health gets under 400. Reinhardt will warn his teammates with a voice line when the barrier's health is lower than 320.

If the barrier is destroyed, there is a 5-second cooldown before it can be used again. The Barrier Field's health is displayed next to Reinhardt's health, and also above the crosshair while active.

In the Game Options, Reinhardt has an option that affects his Barrier Field:

  • Toggle Barrier: When enabled, pressing the appropriate button will toggle the Barrier Field on and off. Otherwise, the button must be held.

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Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black.png December 10, 2019 Patch: Health reduced from 2000 to 1600. Movement speed penalty reduced from 50% to 30%.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 9, 2018 Patch: Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png August 9, 2018 Patch: Decorative insignia no longer protrudes from the shield’s surface.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png September 19, 2017 Patch: Holding primary fire while your shield is active now allows you to rotate the camera.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png February 28, 2017 Patch: Environmental damage to barriers no longer counts toward the "Damage Blocked" statistic. Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt’s shield from displaying cracks at low health with the Wujing skin equipped.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png January 31, 2017 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt's shield from displaying cracks at low health when the Wujing skin was equipped.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png December 13, 2016 Patch: Console only: Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt from deactivating his Barrier Field after being hacked by Sombra.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png November 30, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt from deactivating his Barrier Field after being hacked by Sombra.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png October 11, 2016 Patch: Increased frequency of Reinhardt's "barrier failing" voice line.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png September 1, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug causing Reinhardt's shield to jitter when turning in third person.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 21, 2016 Patch: The correct hit pip sound will now play whenever one of Ana’s darts impact with a barrier.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png July 19, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that sometimes caused Reinhardt’s Barrier Field to get stuck in the “on” position if the player used the “Toggle Barrier” setting.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png June 28, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause projectiles to hit Reinhardt instead of his Barrier Field for all game.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png June 21, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause projectiles to hit Reinhardt instead of his Barrier Field in "High Bandwidth" Custom Game.
  • Overwatchemblem black.png April 5, 2016 (beta) Patch: Added hero-specific option "Toggle Barrier".
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