Hanzo's Storm Arrows are INSANE

Um, you need to aim the shots. What game are you playing?

Maybe, just maybe Hanzo is just one of those things you don’t just hold W and M1 to kill.

Metas are made off of strengths. Winston isn’t overpowered, but he enabled dive.

That’s how i feel too. He’s become more spammy and low risk high reward.

I feel like everything you’ve said stands on one thing: that you follow the game’s classification of hanzo as a sniper. He really isn’t.

It’s akin to saying symm is a support and thus she’s underpowered because she cannot heal. (She is underpowered but it isn’t because she can’t heal)

Likewise, if we’re going to view hanzo through that lens then yes he will be overpowered. A character with one shot ability that is also mobile. But the fact is he trades long range consistency for mobility and higher dps.

Actually grappling hook isn’t even that bad either, it’s got a longer cooldown than lunge but has some very creative uses to slingshot widow.

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Of course not. This meta was enabled by Brigitte, with rein and Zarya the two supporting pillars.

If it wasn’t hanzo it’d be Junkrat, or widow. Probably rat.


We’ve been testing some nerfs internally and have decided to make a change for the upcoming patch.

We’re reducing the damage per arrow from 80 to 70, which not only drops them out of one-shot territory for 200 hp heroes (w/ dmg boost), but also drops them out of one-shot range of 150 heroes such as Tracer and D.Va pilot.

The ability will still be very strong overall, but this change should help mitigate the most frustrating element of fighting against it. We’re looking at getting this change up onto the PTR soon.


What ever happened to this, Geoff Goodman? :wink:

(About Sombra):

It’s been almost three months and Sombra now has the lowest Winrate and Pickrate out of EVERY hero since her changes, she’s still full of bugs and her hack might as well be a guessing game because of the LoS changes that destroyed her ability to hack and the 2s Cooldown when interrupted makes hacking anyone that knows how to shoot impossible and she’s now back in F-Tier once again because of it all and we’ve heard NOTHING from you guys since. The last thing we heard is what YOU stated above (the quote) which completely backfired in-case you somehow haven’t noticed. What do you plan on doing about this? I’m not letting you guys make Sombra viable for TWO weeks just so you could nerf her and throw her back in the trash and wash your hands for another year and get away with it.

I want an answer, any acknowledgement would be appreciated.


Probably not going to get a reply to this, but since Hanzo is doing better than McCree in every way except his stun, are you going to address McCree any time soon or are there other things higher on the priority list?
Like Sombra… perhaps?


Wow that was faster than I thought. Thank you for the update :ok_hand:

This should also consequently slow down his ult charge a little, killing two stones with one bird.

So he’s keeping the crit…?

Guess I’m learning hanzo

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Interesting thoughts on Hanzo from Aimbotcalvin (08:44)


Could that 10 damage per shot you removed find its way to Fan the Hammer?


this guy is the hanzo patron on these salt mines


It would be just an arrow spamming ability without crits, and a little boring tbh. Reduced crit damage makes more sense. No more one shot kills, yet still incentive to actually aim for the head for more damage, more skillful.

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I think this is a great change, Geoff. Thanks, as always, for your communication with us.


Everyone loves Hanzo. Especailly now that he’s reliably powerful.

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This is good news.

Now, can we do something about the Ult Charge? Lol.

Less damage per arrow means less ult charge already.


Can you reply on the top 500 NO animation spray for 6v6 elimination competitive?

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