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Overwatch 2: Best Counters For Reinhardt

Here are the best heroes to counter Reinhardt in OW2.

Reinhardt is an easy pick for anyone looking to dominate on Overwatch 2. His ability to provide a strong frontline with his Barrier Field mixed in with a quick bust of melee damage makes him the ultimate Tank pick for most. But even walls can be torn down with the right tools, so here’s a list of the best Heroes that can counter Reinhardt in Overwatch 2.

Best Reinhardt counters in Overwatch 2

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These Heroes are great counter-picks against Reinhardt.

  • Tracer
  • Pharah
  • Reaper


Tracer’s speed and agility are the perfect answer to Reinhardt’s slow and deliberate play style. Her mobility is key to getting past Reinhardt’s Barrier Field to get some valuable chip damage. The best strategy while playing Tracer is to keep the pressure on from a safe distance out of Reinhardt’s melee range while occasionally retreating with Recall. Constantly putting on pressure with this strategy is key to countering a Reinhardt.


Pharah’s flight abilities might make her an easy target for opponents but it allows her to counter slower heroes like Reinhardt with ease. His Barrier can be useless against any airborne attacks from Pharah with her Ultimate being a potential insta-kill on any Reinhardt that crosses her path. The best way to play Pharah is to only go airborne for short intervals while you move around Reinhardt’s defenses.


Reaper was tailor-made for breaking down Tanks. His high-damage Hellfire Shotguns can tear through Reinhart’s Field leaving him exposed. Reaper’s Wraith Form can come in handy against Reinhart’s melee attacks as he becomes invulnerable while in that Form. Players should remember that Reaper’s Shotguns are only effective at a close range, thus they demand an aggressive playstyle to successfully execute.

Those are our picks for the best counters against Reinhardt in Overwatch 2. Check out our detailed Overwatch 2 Wiki for more such guides here on Gamer Tweak.