Posts Tagged ‘Heroes of the Storm’

Blizzcon Roundup: World Of Warcraft, StarCraft II And Heroes Of The Storm

There’s a lot going on at Blizzcon 2016 – new Diablo classes, Hearthstone cards and long-rumoured Overwatch characters for a start. If Blizzard keeps making games, how large could Blizzcon become in the future? Could it grow too large for Anaheim, California, perhaps? At this rate it’s only a matter of time before it engulfs the whole of the US West Coast. But for now: more announcements.

Between all of the show’s marquee announcements, and all its eAthletes competing for big cash money prizes, there’s also been the usual bevvy of updates unveiled for StarCraft II, World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm. Time for a roundup!

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Heroes Of The Storm: Heroes Brawl Mode Kicks Off With Punisher Arena

Punisher Arena

Heroes of the Storm’s [official site] Heroes Brawl mode is out now marking a victory for consistent brand experiences across a multi-franchise media landscape. It’s a rotating game mode where Blizzard switch up how you play and what heroes you can use and the like. They have similar modes in Hearthstone and Overwatch so you might be familiar with the concept from there.

I’ve tried it a grand total of one times and at the moment I think I’d rather just play normal HotS. Whether that’s just because of the current flavour of Brawl or the mode itself I’m not sure. Read the rest of this entry »

Heroes Of The Storm Swaps Arena For Brawl

Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm [official site] is one of those games that I enjoy when I do boot it up but I tend to forget it even exists until I get an email about it. For me it’s fun to dip into, but it doesn’t stick beyond that. Today’s reminder was the info that the game is getting Heroes Brawl mode as a kind of evolution of the arena mode which I… don’t remember playing.

So what is Heroes Brawl, other than a reminder of how HotS is definitely a hero brawler and not a MOBA?

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Heroes Of The Storm Welcomes Overwatch’s Zarya

A second Overwatch character (class? Hero? Overwatcher? Omniumumumanaut? wizard?) has arrived in Blizzard’s free-to-play crossover MOBA Heroes of the Storm [official site] as a new hero (Champion? Summoner? Lord? wizard?). Zarya, the pink-haired Russian with a honking great gun, arrives in this week’s update with her usual Overwatching abilities.

A StarCraft-themed new map is in too, with nuclear warheads to gather and launch. What a merry dance across the Blizziverse this update is.

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Diablo’s Auriel Coming To Heroes Of The Storm In August

Auriel’s time has come, as she officially makes her debut in Heroes of the Storm [official site] in early August.

The archangel from Diablo III will join the public test realm next week before entering the Nexus the week of August 8th. Auriel’s a Support character, and possesses a number of healing and damage-dealing abilities. Here’s a video introducing her:

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Blizzard Take Another Legal Crack At Cheat Makers

I miss the days when cheats for multiplayer games were quaint little things which didn’t quite work – wallhacks which turned levels into confusing glass mazes, aimbots which mostly missed unless you had a really low ping. I almost felt sorry for people using them. Now cheats are everywhere, they’re horrible, and they’re difficult to stop. Blizzard are going straight to the source, recently filing a lawsuit against a company who make and sell hacks for WoW, Hearthstone, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, and, most recently, Overwatch [official site]. Well, they’re going after them again.

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Gul’Dan & Diablo’s Auriel Joining Heroes Of The Storm

Angels are an easy Halloween costume – rub a little flour into your Slanket [other wearable blankets are available -ed.] and tape an Aerobie Sprint [other objects can be thrown -ed.] onto your head – but they’re rarely cool, are they? However, I have always quite liked the radiant cheesecake murdergirls of Magic: The Gathering and the eerie archangels of Diablo. I’m always glad to see more of Diablangels. Tyrael is already in Blizzard’s supergroup MOBA Heroes of the Storm [official site], and soon he’ll be joined by the supercool Auriel. Oh, and Warcraft’s naughty orc magician Gul’dan is coming too.

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