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Hanamura Temple

Hanamura is a well-preserved village of unassuming shops and quiet streets known mostly for its idyllic cherry blossom festival every spring. But to those who know its history, Hanamura is the ancestral home of the Shimada ninja clan. Now, as the Temple has been brought into the Nexus, guiding the dragon-infused Payloads is the key to destroying the enemy fortifications!

This Battleground:

Battleground Map

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Primary Objectives

These objectives are what makes the Battleground unique, and are essential to know in order to win.

Core Ability - Missile Volley The Core fires 2 volleys of missiles around it, dealing 5% maximum Health to enemy Heroes and slowing them by 70% for 1.25 seconds.
Recast after 8 sec when an enemy Hero is close.
Amount: 2 Located at the middle of each base.

Payload Escort the Payload along the designated route. Payload only moves if no Enemies are in the vicinity.
Spawns: 3 min Respawns 3 min after the Payload reaches one of its final destinations.
Amount: 1 Located at the center of the map.


When captured at the right time, Camps can make a huge difference or provide a needed bit of support.
Note that Mercenaries are enabled during the Primary Objectives.

Recon Camp Omnic Recon Soldiers (Watchtower) spawn. Stays their ground upon capture and acts as a Watchtower.
Spawns: 1 min Remains active for the rest of the game.
Amount: 2 Located at the north and south of the center, near the lanes.

Fortification Camp Fortification Turret spawns. Drops a Turret upon capture, that can be picked up and dropped elsewhere.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 2 min, 30 sec after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located near the southeast and northwest forts.

Sentinel Sentinel (Boss) spawns. Moves down the closest lane upon capture.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 2 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 1 Located near the southwest and northeast forts.


Capture these to gain vision, until captured by the opposing team.

Recon Watchtowers Two Recon Camps acts as Watchtowers. Gives vision over Payload Spawn Point.
Spawns: 1 min (Remains Active)
Amount: 2 Located at the north and south of the center, near the lanes.


These entities are found in this Battleground, one way or the other.

Athena (Primary Announcer) - available as an Announcer

Overwatch sentient announcer.


Useful websites, that gives detailed information about certain aspects of the Battleground.

Heroes Patch Notes

Heroes Patch Notes - Hanamura Temple Patch Notes

Heroes Profile

Heroes Profile - Hanamura Temple Win Rates

Heroes Wiki

Heroes Wiki - Hanamura Temple

Icy Veins

Icy Veins - Hanamura Temple Guide

Battleground Rotations

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