Overwatch’s beloved particle cannon-wielding tank, Zarya, will have a new canon soon: Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard revealed at Gamescom today that Zarya will be a playable HotS hero in the new Machines of War event. Two StarCraft stages are also being added as new battle maps.
How can a game that celebrates the greatest characters across all Blizzard properties have three dwarves and not one gnome? It can’t, so Heroes of the Storm now has a gnome, though technically she’s a dragon. It’s complicated.
Very cool pixel-art versions of characters from various Blizzard games, that are also in Heroes of the Storm, by Daniel “Abysswolf” Oliver.
Heroes of the Storm wouldn’t be a true Blizzard arena brawler without someone representing Overwatch. And finally, after all the characters added from Diablo or WoW, the first Overwatch hero is ready to make her debut.
With less than a week before the bracket stage of the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm tournament, ESPN are once again trying to make the collegiate Heroes of the Storm competition into a nerdy, alternative March Madness. 64 collegiate teams have qualified from around North America to fight for fame, school pride, and the…
Well, that’s certainly a skin that wouldn’t work in Diablo III, but is completely fine in the casual environment of Heroes of the Storm. Act III’s “Lord of Sin” from Diablo III now has a slam dunk-ready alternate, called... Azmodunk!
All the playable classes of Diablo III have already got a Heroes of the Storm version, except the Wizard. But those days are over. The Wizard, called Li-Ming, is the next hero joining the ever-growing roster of Heroes of the Storm.
Heroes of the Storm’s latest playable character might be a wolf, but only sometimes.Greymane, Lord of the Worgen can swap between a ranged human assassin and a melee werewolf, with abilities that take advantage of his dual nature. Also, he would like a keg of beer.
There’s been a running joke among Heroes of the Storm players about what happened to the snazzy-looking Vulture mount. Blizzard announced it in September, but never released it. Did it disappear? We wondered. Was it incurably bugged? Today Blizzard confirmed the mount does still exist, but getting it will cost you.
Nova’s free week in Heroes of the Storm has come to an end! That means we can finally say goodbye to embarrassing deaths like this one. Ok: not really.
The StarCraft assassin Nova is free to play for everyone in Heroes of the Storm this week. Some call the prospect of playing every HOTS match against a perma-stealthed long-range sniper assassin “annoying.” I call it open season.
Blizzard added its latest battleground into its rad new MOBA Heroes of the Storm this week, and boy is this map a weird one. Called “Towers of Doom,” it takes some of the most sacred principles of the genre and either throws them out the window or distorts them beyond recognition. It’s a bold experiment, but is it fun?
Some cosplay photographers like to go nuts in photoshop, moving beyond simple image correction and into the realms of stuff like fake fireballs and lens flare. Me, I like things the old-fashioned way.
There’s a great sale going on in Heroes of the Storm right now that takes 50% off everything in the game—provided you spend real money on it. There’s also a new 360-day stimpack available, which could be a great thing to buy if you know you’re gonna be playing a lot of HOTS. The sale lasts until December 8th.
Today Blizzard released an overview video for Heroes of the Storm’s new map “Towers of Doom,” which, in a unique twist on the standard MOBA formula, doesn’t actually allow players to directly attack the enemy’s core. It sounds a tad complicated, so I recommend watching before you queue up for a match.
Ever since they changed Heroes of the Storm’s name from Blizzard All-Stars and, even more regrettably, Blizzard Dota, Blizzard has insisted on calling its excellent new MOBA a “hero brawler” and therefore not calling it a MOBA. It was a silly choice when Blizzard first made it. Now, it’s become a damaging one.
“Backdooring” is a common strategy in Heroes of the Storm and other similar MOBAs by which one or more players try to sneak past the enemy team and attack their base before they have a chance to respond. It can be an ingenious way to save a game at the last possible minute. Key word: CAN be.