A new Overwatch cinematic reveals the tragic origin story of Reinhardt

A new Overwatch cinematic debuted today at BlizzCon, this one telling the origin story of Reinhardt—a sad tale of friendship, teamwork, and honor. 

As we've come to expect, this is another outstanding cinematic that expands upon the stories around the characters that make the Overwatch backstory so interesting. Young Reinhardt was arrogant, flashy, and impetuous—and not originally chosen to join Overwatch. Circumstances changed all that, and made him into the warrior he is now: One who hears the call, and answers. Always. 

Blizzard also unveiled a new Overwatch Hero today, the support healer Moira, and a new theme park map called Blizzard World. BlizzCon is on all weekend, and we'll keep you posted.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.