Heroes of the Storm is an online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. Though Blizzard doesn't call HotS a "MOBA", that's definitely the sort of gameplay it mimics. You'll build and customize heroes from across every Blizzard universe to suit your play style and then team up with your friends and engage in fast-paced matches across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play the game. There are going to be towers and lanes and meta, but from what we know so far it's going to be far more diverse than what we've come to expect from the genre DotA and League of Legends built.
Top EU teams have secured a position at the Heroes of the Storm Fall Global Championships to be held during this year's Blizzcon in November. Team Dignitas took home $25,000 while Misfits and Fnatic duked it out for the second slot with Fnatic ultimately prevailing in a best-of-three fight to the finish.
Heroes of the Storm will be getting a new Starcraft-themed event called Machines of War that will see two new Heroes enter the Nexus, new skins, mounts and more. Two new maps, both Starcraft oriented, will be the centerpiece of Machines, one called Warhead Junction and one called Braxis Holdout.
The first North American regional Heroes of the Storm champion has been crowned after last weekend's tournament action. Murloc Geniuses will be heading to the Fall Global Championship at Blizzcon.
Blizzard has announced that Diablo 3's Auriel has arrived on the Heroes of the Storm PTR. Auriel will have an ability to resurrect other players, a handy tool for the end of the match when resurrection is long and frustrating. Check out her Spotlight trailer that reveals her skills and background.
The next character to enter the Heroes of the Storm nexus will be none other than Diablo 3's Archangel Auriel, the harbinger of hope. Blizzard has released a cinematic look at Auriel that previews a few of her skills and what she promises to bring to the team as what appears to be a support character. Check it out!
Heroes of the Storm will be sending legendary villain Gul'Dan to the Nexus soon and he's sure to wreak havoc on the other heroes already there. We had the opportunity to talk to Blizzard Game Designer Jade Martin to find out more about Gul'Dan and how he came to be the next Hero in the Storm.
The first Heroes of the Storm Fall Regional championship is scheduled to take place at DreamHack Valencia on Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th. Several European teams will be taking part in a battle for the $100,000 prize pool and a slot in the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship to be held at BlizzCon 2016.
In 2010, Blizzard's Dustin Browder recalls what it was like to finish StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The team was exhausted, but happy with their work. Little did they know that they'd need to bring something to BlizzCon that year to represent the StarCraft franchise. They settled on showing off the map editor and its many tools, the power of what sort of mods players could create.
The public test realm for Heroes of the Storm has been updated with the next hero set to enter the Nexus. Gul'Dan is available for testing through July 11th. Players can also get a first look at some of the other incoming changes to HotS.
Diablo 3's Archangel Auriel seems to be the next hero that will wend her way into Heroes of the Storm, at least according to the .gif you see below. The portal is similar to those in Diablo 3 and it is surrounded by Amazon Nova, Kharazim and the female Crusader.