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Stukov Arrives, Xul & Tyrande Receive Major Changes

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jul 12, 2017  | Comments

Stukov Arrives, Xul & Tyrande Receive Major Changes -

Heroes of the Storm has been updated with the latest patch that brings a number of bug fixes and balance alterations into the game. The highlight of the update is, however, the arrival of Starcraft's Alexei Stukov into the Nexus. 

Alexei Stukov had a hard life, and an even harder death. He has been betrayed, shot into space, resurrected and infested, almost cured, and then experimented upon as the infestation returned. Now, his infestation spreads within the Nexus...

Players will also find some new animations for Xul to coincide with updated abilities, new UI features including the ability to disable screen shaking, and updated Ranked Map Rotation and some nerfs / buffs to several heroes including Malthael, Ragnaros, Xul (extensive changes), Tyrande, and Anub'arak.

We have been reading a lot of feedback on Tyrande and have heard overwhelming requests to give her substantial buffs. While we would love to do so, our internal data shows her rework win rate is sitting within 1% of her pre-rework values (.8% higher at high-level play and .1% lower at medium/low levels). The rework was focused on lowering the power of her healing while greatly strengthening her utility and damage output. Our data is showing that we are meeting those goals but realize that a lot of players are still attempting to solo-support with her. We are actively aware of the Support role-perception issue, especially since it transcends just Tyrande, and are exploring a lot of different options to help alleviate the frustrations.

Read the full update notes on the Heroes of the Storm site.

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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