Hanzo Maps

Last updated on Apr 25, 2018 at 18:00 by Mournflakes 5 comments

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On this page, you will find out tips to properly play Hanzo on each map, as well as a general ranking of Hanzo's best maps and worst maps.

The other pages of our Hanzo guide can be accessed from the table of contents on the right.


Best Maps for Hanzo


Hanzo on King's Row

King's Row is a Hanzo main's paradise, as there are plenty of high ground positions that he can take advantage of. When Hanzo can control King's Row high ground, sending enemies to the spawn room is as simple as landing a headshot. Although a hybrid map, King's Row feels small due to the various choke points and long corridors. Hanzo's Storm Arrows Icon Storm Arrows work wonders in enclosed spaces, and Dragonstrike Icon Dragonstrike is nowhere more versatile than in the streets of King's Row.


Hanzo on Route 66

Route 66 provides an interesting playing field where attackers can come from any angle. The payload travels through tight spots where enemies lie in wait around every corner. The enclosed spaces and the random angles work to Hanzo's advantage, as any spot in the map can work as an ambush area for Hanzo. He can sit on high ground, shooting his Storm Bow Icon Storm Bow from afar, or he can walk behind enemy teams and open fire on an unsuspecting healer with Storm Arrows Icon Storm Arrows before using Lunge Icon Lunge to run away. Route 66 opens itself to ingenious Hanzo plays, and players who can outmaneuver opponents and hit their mark will be handsomely rewarded.


Worst Map for Hanzo


Hanzo on Nepal

Nepal is an unsuitable environment for Hanzo for a number of reasons. First of all, there is an interesting lack of high ground positions overlooking each capture point. Although there are high ground positions on each map, there are really no high ground positions that give Hanzo a clear and open view of the capture points themselves. This can force Hanzo to get off of his perch and go for close range kills, an ill-advised place for Hanzo no matter the skill level. Secondly, each capture point has numerous escape routes from which enemies can flee from Dragonstrike Icon Dragonstrike. Obviously all capture points have a variety of ways to maneuver to and from the objective, but Nepal has enough options where enemies know where to go if Dragonstrike is put in play. The other issue about Dragonstrike on Nepal is that creating new angles to use it from is hopeless. If you are playing Hanzo and the enemy hears you use Dragonstrike on Nepal, they can quickly figure out from which angle it is coming from because there are only so many options on each map. Therefore, Dragonstrike is easy to maneuver away from because its use on Nepal is predictable.

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