The Reinhardt Problem

From “All the Overwatch heroes as lukewarm bowls of water” by Lukidjano

Reinhardt is a Rad Character

“Do we have a Reinhardt?”

Friction in character choice negatively affects the player experience

  • I am playing Pharah, Soldier 76, or Zenyatta
  • My team is winning, or at least showing up competitively
  • My team is behaving neutral/friendly to each other (more likely if everyone is playing the character who they want to play!)
  • Who do I feel like playing in this match? (Personal preference/mode of engagement)
  • Which roles/characters would provide the most power to the team? (Team comp/meta/map knowledge)
  • Which characters am I most comfortable/competent playing? (Character pool)

Fixing The Reinhardt Problem




Game Designer. Learn to play Street Fighter:

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How to Create Smarter NPCs in Games

Koakuma Discord Quiz Campaign

From NEXTYPE to Metaverse

Dissecting the ‘Forspoken’ Controversy

Wootini’s Gay Gamer Video Podcast #481

Embiggen Your Gamemaster Style With Rumors

X World Games: New Heroes Launched

OpenBlox AMA

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Game Designer. Learn to play Street Fighter:

More from Medium

Salt and Sacrifice is a Sidegrade Sequel

Violent Anti-Violence Games

Video Games: A History

Locked Up With Video Games During Lockdown