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Scatter Arrow
Charged fragmenting arcing projectile type
29 - 125 damage for the initial shot, 22 - 75 damage per fragment
  6 fragments per shot
  Max 450 fragment damage
26 - 87 m/s projectile speed
3.85 m/s movement speed
10-second cooldown
※ The initial arrow can headshot, but the fragments cannot
Hanzo shoots a fragmenting arrow that ricochets off walls and objects and can strike multiple targets at once.
Default Key: (PC E, PS L1, XB LB)


Hanzo fires an arrow from his Storm Bow that, upon hitting a solid surface, will divide into 6 fragmented arrows. Each fragment will ricochet off walls 3 times before vanishing. After pressing the ability button, the "scatter" arrow will replace Hanzo's current arrow. Pressing the same button, or the secondary fire button will reequip the normal arrow.

The initial arrow functions like normal arrow; it deals the same damage, has the same projectile characteristic and can headshot. The fragments inflict 75 damage each and cannot headshot; they will deal total 450 damage if all of them hit.

Initially intended as an ability where the fragments can strike multiple targets at once, it is rarely played this way and is nearly always used to strike one target multiple times, resulting in the highest non-ultimate burst damage in the game.

As of the May 3, 2018 patch, this ability has been removed and replaced with Storm Arrows.


  • An ability named Piercing Arrow was considered and tested as a replacement for Scatter Arrow during the testing for Hanzo's rework. It would have been a fast arrow that went through barriers and enemies. It was thought to be too unfun to play against and so did not make the cut.[1]

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black May 3, 2018 Patch: Storm Arrows replace Hanzo's existing Scatter Arrow ability.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 13, 2016 Patch: Fixed a bug causing the wrong arrow to be shown on Hanzo's bow, or disappear entirely.
  • Overwatchemblem black September 1, 2016 Patch: Hanzo will now experience a 30% decrease in speed while aiming (formerly 40%). Maximum projectile speed has been increased by 30%. Arrow size has been reduced by 33%.
  • Overwatchemblem black March 17, 2016 (beta) Patch: Fragments will no longer be calculated as a headshot against an enemy player
  • Overwatchemblem black February 9, 2016 (beta) Patch: Now has a fixed spread pattern


  1. Piercing Arrow
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