Heroes of the Storm Articles
If there’s one thing that Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm MOBA is known for, it’s breaking and stomping all over the mold used by other games in the genre, featuring a number of battlegrounds with unique mechanics that sometimes feel a little bit off the wall. Heroes’ latest map from the Overwatch universe, Volskaya Foundry, won’t be making a break from that tradition.
Heroes of the Storm is gearing up for its prolific Heroes 2.0 progression and rewards overhaul, but that’s not the only thing that’s coming in the next patch. Put your nostalgia hats on, because the MOBA’s next hero is slapping an old Diablo 2 classic straight into the Nexus. If you ever played a Javazon, then you’d better get ready for Cassia.
This week I had the opportunity to visit the Heroes of the Storm Spring Summit to get a sneak peak of what Blizzard has in store for the MOBA, and it turns out they’re planning a whole lot. So much so that they’re even touting this as the beginning of “Heroes 2.0”. So what does this entail? Let’s dive in.
BlizzCon brought with it tons of new announcements, and several new heroes for Blizzard’s MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Everyone was all a-tizzy about Cho’Gall (who wouldn’t want to try a 2-player hero?), but our own Bill Murphy wanted to give another one of the new heroes a try… the werewolf leader Greymane.
The panel featured Heroes game director Dustin Browder, senior producer Kaeo Milker, and senior artist Phil Gonzales. Things kicked off with a short trailer that gave fans a look at the stuff Blizzard has been working on for Heroes in the intervening months since the game’s unveiling at last year’s BlizzCon.
Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm recently entered a small "technical alpha", and I managed to somehow luck out and snag a key. I've been playing the game pretty much any chance I get since Friday, quite possible because it seems Blizzard's done it once again. They've taken what makes a genre work, extracted the good and left out what some might consider the bad. Read on to find out why it's eating up all my free time.