There are a lot of different weapons and abilities in Overwatch. Some are hitscan (I'm using the TF2 definition of hitscan), even if they have a projectile (I'm told Roadhog's hook is hitscan). This significantly impacts how you aim an attack - is there a list of which abilities and weapons fall into this category?


Assuming we're using the Team Fortress 2 definition of HitScan...

  • Ana: Biotic Rifle (scoped only)
  • Bastion: Configuration: Recon, Configuration: Sentry
  • D.Va: Fusion Cannons (Mech)
  • Genji: Swift Strike, Deflect, Dragonblade
  • Mei: Endothermic Blasters, Blizzard
  • McCree: Peaceckeeper, Deadeye
  • Reaper: Hellfire Shotguns, Death Blossom
  • Reinheardt: Rocket Hammer
  • Roadhog: Scrap Gun, Whole Hog
  • Soldier: 76: Heavy Pulse Rifle
  • Symmetra: Photon Projector, Sentry Turret
  • Torbjörn: Forge Hammer, Build Turret
  • Tracer: Pulse Pistols
  • Widowmaker: Widow's Kiss
  • Winston: Tesla Cannon, Primal Rage
  • Zarya: Particle Cannon
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    Uhh, you have a few projectile weapons in this list. Projectiles are, by definition, not hitscan. – Powerlord May 13 '16 at 1:26
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    For example, these weapons have projectiles: D'va's Light Gun, Mercy's Caduceus Blaster, Soldier: 76's Pulse Rifle, Torbjorn's Rivet Gun, Roadhog's Scrap Gun, Tracer's Pulse Pistols. That's in addition to the ones @Unionhawk has already commented on. – Powerlord May 13 '16 at 1:28
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    @twobugs And I think that is the case for 76, but mercy and d.va's pistols definitely feel like projectile weapons. But, I'm not able to retest that until May 24, so I don't really know if they are or not for certain. – Unionhawk May 13 '16 at 17:27
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    @Unionhawk D'va pistols in her mech for are definitely hit scan, but her blaster in human form definitely uses projectiles. I've played enough D'va to tell you that for a fact. – Powerlord May 13 '16 at 19:31
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    Soldier: 76's heavy pulse rifle is hitscan. It's the helix rockets that are projectile. – Sterno May 14 '16 at 18:54

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