Barrier Field Mobile barrier type 1600 barrier HP 200 barrier HP per sec 3.85m/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. Default Key: (, , )
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.
Reinhardt Barrier Field
December 10, 2019Patch:Health reduced from 2000 to 1600. Movement speed penalty reduced from 50% to 30%.
October 9, 2018Patch:Updated visuals for all shields and barriers to increase readability.
August 9, 2018Patch:Decorative insignia no longer protrudes from the shield’s surface.
September 19, 2017Patch:Holding primary fire while your shield is active now allows you to rotate the camera.
February 28, 2017Patch: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.
January 31, 2017Patch:Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt's shield from displaying cracks at low health when the Wujing skin was equipped.
December 13, 2016Patch:Console only: Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt from deactivating his Barrier Field after being hacked by Sombra.
November 30, 2016Patch:Fixed a bug preventing Reinhardt from deactivating his Barrier Field after being hacked by Sombra.
October 11, 2016Patch:Increased frequency of Reinhardt's "barrier failing" voice line.
September 1, 2016Patch:Fixed a bug causing Reinhardt's shield to jitter when turning in third person.
July 21, 2016Patch:The correct hit pip sound will now play whenever one of Ana’s darts impact with a barrier.
July 19, 2016Patch: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.
June 28, 2016Patch:Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause projectiles to hit Reinhardt instead of his Barrier Field for all game.
June 21, 2016Patch:Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause projectiles to hit Reinhardt instead of his Barrier Field in "High Bandwidth" Custom Game.