There are some maps in Overwatch that fit Hanzo perfectly. Hanzo is a hero in Overwatch that has a bit of a cult following, players either seem to love him or hate him. However, that doesn’t mean every Hanzo player knows how to use him to his fullest potential. He is a fairly complicated hero and has a huge skill ceiling. Half the battle of mastering him is knowing which maps he can best use to his advantage. So, to help players better find these strengths, here are the top 3 maps in Overwatch for Hanzo.
What makes a map good for Hanzo
Hanzo, similar to heroes like Widowmaker, usually wants to keep their distance from opponents that have the upper hand in close-quarters combat. To do this, he needs to find a place where he can safely scout out enemies for his team, chip away at them for some damage, then swing in with his team to capture an objective or pick up a bunch of kills.
For Hanzo mains to make these types of plays, they need to be sure that the map has plenty of high points as well as long corridors so that he can more effectively collect intel as well as make sure he is in a commanding position with his attacks. So having maps with a lot of low points or easy escape paths may prove to be difficult. Because of that, it is best for players looking to start using Hanzo to try him on the maps listed here first so that they can get a better feel for him.
Maps like this one are perfect for Hanzo players new and old since it has a bevy of high points that are easily accessible. This means that Hanzo won’t have to worry about risking his life to find a good spot to collect information about the enemy team or try to pick off a stray opponent.
This map also works for Hanzo because of the many long corridors. While there may be a few doorways opponents can tuck themselves into for safety, a properly timed ultimate will still take out any enemies that try and escape, so it is best to save it for the most opportune time, even if it only gets one or two kills.
Route 66 is very similar to King’s Row for Hanzo, but some could debate that it may be even better. With plenty of long, narrow pathways, it forces opponents to huddle into a cramped area just to push the payload. This is the perfect place for Hanzo to save his ultimate to score a big kill.
This map also has a fair amount of high points for Hanzo to climb up on to snipe out wandering enemies. However, these points are also fairly accessible to opponents, so Hanzo should keep his head on a swivel, or have an ally to back him up.
Hanamura, just like the previous two maps, has exactly what a Hanzo player is looking for. This map in particular has much fewer escape routes than the previous two and is fairly linear in how to play it, especially when on the attack. Because of that, the opponent’s moves are much more predictable and can easily be halted with a well-timed shot from Hanzo.
It is important to know on this map that the high points are usually protected by the enemy because they are so close to the objectives. Because of that, it is important to know which ones to use and when. The best way to do this is for Hanzo’s team to divide or distract the enemy so that he can climb to a high point and pick off any of the stray opponents that scattered.
Overall, Hanzo is a fairly hard hero to learn, especially for new or returning players. Because of that, sticking to these maps at first will help them get their feet back under them. From there, they can move on to harder maps with, hopefully, enough understanding of the hero to play them just as well as any of the maps here. Those were the best maps in Overwatch for Hanzo mains, in our words.