How to Play Hanzo in Overwatch 2

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Monitor 2 is out free to play​​​​​​, replacing the original Overwatch. With the free version, it’s no surprise that there’s an influx of new players looking to check out Overwatch. With so many heroes to choose from, it can be difficult to know which heroes will be the best to use and what they even do.


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If you are new to Overwatch 2 and interested in play hanzo but don’t really know where to start, this guide is for you. You’ll be up against the pros in no time.


Hanzo’s team role

Hanzo’s role in Overwatch 2 is damage. This means that his main responsibility on the team is to inflict as much damage as possible on enemies. He doesn’t necessarily need to get the most kills, but should get plenty of assists when taking down enemies from afar so your team can finish them off. Also, when entering significant damage with this role, you can knock enemies back and force them to heal or disengage from a fight, losing momentum. This helps your team push objectives and keep enemies away. Along with the Damage role, Hanzo also has a Passive ability which allows him to get increased reload speed and movement speed when killing.

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Hanzo’s weapon and abilities

Hanzo has a weapon called the storm bow. The longer you hold the fire button, the stronger the arrow will be and the further it will move. It’s a one shot bow and is generally best used remotely. You can fire it quickly up close, however, the shots won’t be fully charged and therefore won’t do as much damage.

Hanzo’s first ability is called storm arrowswho pulls the next five arrows in rapid firethese are drawn on reduced damage but landing all the hits is enough to kill. It’s an ability best used at close range if you are rushed by an enemy or need to get closer to help the team. You can do damage with these from a distance while still being effective enough to finish off enemies with low health.

Another ability is the Sonic Arrowwhich is a singular arrow that has a radar on it. It illuminates enemies red and reveal their positions to the whole team. This arrow is great to use if enemies are stacked in a room or in a corner. So when your team rushes in, they can see exactly where the enemies are.

The final capacity is Slota double jump pushing you forward or up so close to a wall. It is activated by pressing jump in the air again. It’s great for helping to cross the map. It lets you climb to higher places to shoot from afar and pairs perfectly with Hanzo’s other passive, called Climbing wall. This passive ability allows you to jump on walls and climb them. So coupled with the double jump, you can really climb high to get the best vantage points. Positioning is key in the Damage role as you want to make sure you maintain constant pressure on the enemy team while staying away from getting hurt.

Hanzo also has a Ultimate ability called Dragonstrike. This launches a Dragon Spirit in front of him which damages all the enemies he passes through, if the enemy stays in the Spirit, he can kill them. The great thing about this Ultimate is that it will continue to travel all over the map you pulled it from. Dragonstrike maybe used through walls because, well, spirits can walk through walls, can’t they? Pair it with your Sonic Arrow to take out cowered enemies or preempt where enemies will be and it will smash through buildings hitting anyone inside. Just keep in mind when summoning the Dragonstrike from afar that it can be seen easily and therefore easily dodged. If you shoot through a wall at close range and catch the enemy off guard, it will do the best damage.

It’s best not to fire this ability in the open near enemies as it takes a few seconds to summon and you can be killed while doing so. Because it goes through walls, it’s best to shoot it from a corner out of sight.

How to play as Hanzo

When it comes to playing as Hanzo, you’re going to want to sit back and take out the enemies behind your teammates. Hanzo isn’t really a character you can push with unless you have to finish off weakened and distracted enemies. You have the Storm Arrows which can help you in a close battle, however, the regular arrows, even if fired quickly, will struggle to surpass other heroes in the game.

Hanzo is a great hero that you can team up with most other heroes in your team because of its reach. The only thing you wanna think about is don’t have too many long range damage heroes in the team, because otherwise no one stands up to the other team and prevents it from progressing. So if you already see Widow and Anne in your team, maybe choose Tracer so you can stay stuck in the action.

You are going to want to use the Lunge ability and passive climbing ability to help you get up high and start pushing enemies out of reach. With Hanzo’s long-range ability, you’re going to help your team a lot by weakening enemies enough for them to be finished off by your teammates or knocking them back as mentioned above. When using Hanzo, you must try and aim for headshotsespecially when you have the bow fully drawn, as it deals maximum damage and can even get you killed in one hit.

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