Overwatch's Hanamura map remade in Fortnite

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Fortnite Creative Mode is the game's sandbox feature that allows players to conceptualize and produce content for Creative Islands in the game. These islands allow their creators to create (or break) the rules, have their friends play on their created islands or reinvent worlds and designs from popular media sources.

Creative Mode is an outlet for builders to create their ultimate Fortnite experience according to their vision. More recently, a builder spent six months recreating a popular Overwatch map and finally released their hard work online for everyone to see.



Player brings Overwatch Hanamura card to Fortnite

Overwatch is no stranger to bizarre and unique crossovers. For example, we've seen references to team-based multiplayer appear in other properties, including games like Heroes of the Storm to film and TV projects like Ready Player One.

However, one dedicated Overwatch player has taken the liberty of taking the popular assault map, Hanamura, and reimagining the map's range in Fortnite Creative. While we've seen sections of the map appear in Valheim, this is the first time a player has recreated the entire Hanamura map in another game.

The player posted his work on Reddit and noted that he spent six months building the Hanamura map and included the creative code for other players who would like to play on the created island.

An Overwatch player recreated the Hanamura map in Fortnite Creative mode. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The video highlighted original Overwatch map areas, including the Rikimaru Ramen Shop, the Arcade, the majestic Shimada Castle, and the adjacent Shrine. Additionally, the recreated map references several Overwatch weapons and characters, including Tracer, Reaper, Ashe, and Winston.


The best part of the video features a duel between Genji and Hanzo, referencing Overwatch's animated short, Dragons. The player has also added the two characters' voice lines in the montage video, which should be a treat for Genji and Hanzo.


Since the player uploaded the video, the post has received a 97% upvote, as many players were impressed with the map design (just like us). One Reddit user appreciated the callback to Genji and Hanzo in the montage video, noting that even though they "don't play Fortnite", the design looked "incredible".

Could King's Row be the next Overwatch map recreated in Fortnite Creative Mode? (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Another Reddit user offered his submission on the Overwatch map he should recreate next. “Congratulations, you have a lot of talent! Let's wait for King's Row! Reddit user MastroLube commented.


It will be impressive to see the board recreate the King's Row map in Fortnite Creative. Personally, Ilios or Lijiang Tower are maps I would like to see next.


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