Since the season 3 patch happened, it happens to me that Reinhardt's shield gets on some occasions a 2~3 second cool down. I couldn't make it out when it happens exactly, but most of the time it happens after I run into something with my charge.
I already made sure that this isn't due to my shield recently breaking, nor had I been hacked. I can't remember if it ever happened to a full shield, but it definetly happened when the shield had at most 900hp left (so not whats the case if it had broken)
I couldn't find any patch notes about it so far, so is anything known about this behavior? Is it atually some kind of undocumented feature? Or might this even be a bug? In this case, what is the exact situation triggering this bug to happen?
Bounty related examples:
1st I charged to pin a D.VA in front of me who just started her ult the moment I hit shift. I made a short distance charge leaving the mech in a devastating position. since I just hit it and the charge was short I tried to raise my shield. it didn't work. I checked if the shield symbol has a CD bar filling or some kind of disabled symbol like sombras ability hack. shield charge? 2000/2000 I pressed the mouse key deep and hard... no response. I started spamming RMB to not miss the moment shield being on again.... boom D.VA just made a penta kill as the team relied on me raising my shield....
2nd I charged a Zarya and just got hooked by Roadhog the moment I entered the wall-impact animation. Same as above. No indication was displayed hinting informations that the shield should be disabled or when it will be back again. this time ti was somewhere around ~1200 but still I got killed before the shield was raisable again.
3rd A Mei placing a wall within my charge. Me and my team got heavily fired at after this I wasn't able to raise my shield for 1~1.5 seconds. Luckily after spamming it this time we survived it.
I finally made it to capture that one.
Here is the video:
note: I tried from the moment of impact on to raise my shield. You will also notice how I was spamming my right mouse button until the shield is available again due to the shield I raise and immediately let it drop again, before I finally raise it.
And I see no reason why the shield shouldn't be available between 0:12~0:14