Icon stormbow
Storm Bow
Charged arcing projectile type
∞ rounds per clip
29 - 125 damage
0.8 - 2 shots per second
30 - 130 m/s projectile speed
3.85 m/s movement speed
0.75 seconds to fully charge arrow, 0.5 seconds buffer
✔ Can headshot
Hanzo nocks and fires an arrow at his target.
Default Key: (PC LMB, PS R2, XB RT)


Hanzo fires arrows from his bow that deal 29-125 damage, depending on how far the bow is drawn. The farther the bow is drawn, the more linear and faster the arrow will travel. It takes 0.75 seconds to draw the bow to its maximum charge and there is a 0.5 second delay between shots. The player can press either the secondary fire key/button (PC RMB, PS L2, XB LT) or the reload key/button to cancel a charged arrow.


  • Hanzo's targeting reticle is slightly different from other heroes. It consists of three descending levels from center, allowing players to line up their shots while accounting for the natural drop of the projectile.

Patch changes

  • Overwatchemblem black May 3, 2018 Patch: Projectile speed increased from 85 to 100
  • Overwatchemblem black May 23, 2017 Patch: Increase charge speed by 10%. Charged arrows now maintain their charge after climbing a wall, provided the button is continuously held.
  • 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%
Hanzo Navigation
General MainQuotesGallerySkins and WeaponsSprays
Abilities Current Storm BowStorm ArrowsSonic ArrowLungeWall ClimbDragonstrike
Removed Scatter Arrow
Lore Organizations Shimada Empire
Character relationships Genji
Locations Hanamura
Media Animated Shorts Dragons