- "This is my turf! Cougars territory!"
- — Cole entering Hanover via helicopter
Hanover was the hometown of Augustus Cole and the Thrashball team the Cougars, as well as a grocery center. Upon the end of the Pendulum Wars, Hanover celebrated almost every night in the streets welcoming hometown veterans.
On a late morning one day, everyone in town was either glued to a television or radio hearing the broadcasts of attacks and evacuations in Jannermont. Many thought it was the early attacks of vengeful Indies. It was later revealed that the attackers came underground and killed everything on the surface. Despite the devastation and loss, Hanover's Thrashball team was forced to play for "Morale Support." Hanover remained untouched until some time later.
Hanover is best known for their monuments and sports, such as the Centennial Bridge and the Cougars Stadium that housed the Cougars. Most notably, a statue of Cole stands inside the main entrance of the stadium. This statue was never melted, even when Stranded came in to live in it.
By 17 A.E, a group of Locust lived on the remains of Centennial Bridge. There were also at least three groups of Stranded living in Hanover; Stranded in an unknown outpost, Hanover's warehouse district and Cougars Stadium itself. The latter two groups were aware of a fourth group of "Stranded" living on the bridge, and tried to approach them but were driven away by gunfire.
During the Mission to Hanover, Cole and his group search for supplies for the CNV Sovereign. They manage to acquire food and ammo, but hear that the ship is under attack by a Lambent Leviathan. The group eventually arrive at the bridge and realize that the "Stranded" the other groups told them of were actually Locust who survived the flooding of Jacinto.