In Overwatch, a proper team dynamic is essential as players balance damage, tank, and support heroes, but sometimes teammates go above and beyond. One Overwatch player has captured the exact moment when a Reinhardt sacrificed themselves for a Mercy that was destined to die off the Ilios map.
Majiingilane, an Overwatch support hero, has shared a clip of an Overwatch match they recently had in which a Reinhardt jumps off a ledge to rescue the Mercy, who proceeds to heal others as soon as they reach them.
The player saves an allied Moira from behind a Reinhardt that's blocking incoming damage for them. After the team's previous round on Overwatch's Ilios map, an enemy Roadhog uses their hook to pull the support hero toward them and next to a ledge, causing the Mercy to collapse.
Majiingilane's Overwatch video allows the Mercy to quickly use the Guardian Angel ability, which will remain a skill of hers in Overwatch 2, to return up to Ilios and continue helping the team. As the clip concludes, the Roadhog fades back to a position behind the capture area with an allied Moira. It's unclear if this push helped the team maintain their lead over Ilios.
Many Overwatch followers responded to Majiingilane's page to express their disagreement about Reinhardt's death and that they should have stood on the ledge instead. One response expressed hope that Mercy's teammate Moira said their final goodbyes as Reinhardt died, while others applauded the tank hero who is less effective in Overwatch 2 for being knightly and brave.
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