Free Fire Hayato guide: Best character combinations, abilities explained, more

Aakrit Sharma
Hayato in Free Fire

Hayato has been a part of Free Fire for a long time but players still appreciate his aggressive abilities. If you like taking charge in the battle royale game, check out this Hayato guide that explains his abilities and reveals his best team combinations.

With over 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store, Free Fire is one of the biggest battle royale games in the world. Over the years, the game has gained tremendous popularity despite fierce competition from PUBG Mobile, Apex Legends Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and other multiplayer titles.

You can unlock characters in Free Fire through Diamonds or LINK progress. Every character has a unique ability that encourages players to build teams around them and surprise their opponents.

Hayato is one of the most feisty characters in Free Fire who is ideal for players with an aggressive playstyle. If you’re yet to try out Hayato, here’s a guide that reveals his abilities, best character combinations, and other valuable details.

Free Fire official art work featuring different characters

Who is Hayato in Free Fire?

Hayato, according to the Free Fire lore, is a legendary Samurai who is the last person remaining from his family. Hence, he must carry the family Samurai tradition.

Interestingly, Hayato also knows a secret that others cannot know and he is willing to even give up his life for the same.

Hayato’s ability in Free Fire explained

Hayato’s ability in Free Fire is called Bushido which is:

  • When maximum HP is decreased by 10%, increase 7.5% armor penetration. (level 1)

At level 6, the armor penetration increases by 10.10%. After completing Hayato’s Awakening quests, you also get access to his Awakened ability which is:

  • Reduce frontal damage by 1% for every 10% of max HP loss.

At level 6, the frontal damage reduces by 3.5% of every 10% of max HP loss.

In a nutshell, Hayato’s kit in the game is based on losing HP but gaining damage and resistance as compensation. Armor penetration is the damage your bullets deal to shields and frontal damage is the amount of damage you take from enemies shooting from the front.

Best characters to use with Hayato in Free Fire

Alok, Homer, and Joseph, the three best companions for Hayato

Hayato in Free Fire sacrifices his HP for additional damage which is why players must play aggressively with him. Naturally, the best characters to use with Hayato also complement his hostility.

These characters include:

DJ Alok

DJ Alok in Free Fire creates an aura of 5m that increases ally movement speed by 10% and regenerates 5 HP for 5 seconds. The ability gets even stronger at higher levels and is perfect to match with Hayato. The latter will not only be able to rush quickly but also gain the HP he’s lost in the process.


Homer’s Sense Shockwave is one of the best abilities in Free Fire that can benefit Hayato as well. It releases a drone that decreases the movement speed and firing speed of the nearest enemy within a 100-meter frontal range for five seconds.

Homer and Hayato make a great pair for the end game as well as rushing opponents. In both these situations, you can benefit from knowing the opponent’s location and deal some damage before going all in.


With Hayato on your Free Fire team, you’ll most likely engage with a lot of opponents. To walk out safely from these battles, you might need Joseph’s ability that increases his movement and sprinting speed when damaged.

Joseph is a brilliant partner for Hayato as he can walk out of sticky situations more quickly than others. This way, he can support the team efficiently and encourage players to maintain their belligerence.

Well, we hope this guide helps you make the most of Hayato’s skills in Free Fire. For similar content, check out our guides on State of Survival, the best Dragonite moveset in Pokemon Go, and the best Fallout Shelter layout.

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Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].