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Heroes of the Storm's 360 day XP boost is $60

A 50% discount
Nov 24
Heroes of the Storm's Black Friday sale is upon us today, which provides a 50% discount on everything in the game. But I couldn't find info on the supposed "deeply discounted" 360 day Stimpak (read: XP boost) so I decided to ...

This Heroes of the Storm map is a lot to take in

Towers of Doom
Nov 24
Prior to playing the new Heroes of the Storm map, Towers of Doom, my only real exposure to it was reading the all-too-brief objective summary during the loading screen. Thank goodness I was only training with the AI. This map...

Heroes of the Storm is throwing a 50% off sale next week

That includes heroes, skins, and mounts
Nov 20
Hey, big spender. You may want to hold off on making any purchases in Heroes of the Storm over the next few days. Blizzard is about to throw a fairly substantial Black Friday sale. From November 24 to December 8, the game's s...

Heroes of the Storm's Cho'gall is freaking weird, but feels balanced

Rolling out today
Nov 17
Earlier this month, Blizzard announced a two-player hero in the form of Cho'gall for Heroes of the Storm. In essence, the primary player would control movement and their own set of abilities with Cho, and another would take care of Gall, who is attached to the former -- almost like a permanent Abathur hat. It makes for an interesting playstyle, but of course, it has its drawbacks.

Heroes of the Storm's two-player hero in action

Power couples only please
Nov 16
Cho'Gall looks every bit as delightfully ridiculous as I was hoping he'd be since his announcement during BlizzCon. The two-headed Ogre is a giant of a hero with a massive health pool and an assortment of wild attacks and ski...

New characters announced for Heroes of the Storm, including a two-player hero

Haha wow
Nov 06
Heroes of the Storm is known for trying some of the more unconventional types of playstyles, and that goes double for the upcoming character Cho'gall. As Warcraft fans know, this famous ogre has two heads, which will all...

Overwatch's Tracer basically confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Probably not until mid 2016
Nov 06
Multiple retailers seemed to have ruined Blizzard's surprise, and spilled the beans early for the console versions of Overwatch. But as Blizzard tends to do, buying the premium version of the game will net you bonuses for oth...

Heroes of the Storm's new Halloween content is pricey

This picture is worth $53.04
Oct 23
Blizzard is about to hold its Hallow's End event in Heroes of the Storm and that means a new mount and skin, a 50 percent XP boost in all regions, and the chance to unlock a Jack-O'-Lantern portrait. The new Headless Horseman...

I'm not sold on Heroes of the Storm's Artanis yet

The game's first StarCraft Warrior
Oct 21
Heroes of the Storm's Artanis isn't dropping officially until October 27, but those of you who pre-ordered Legacy of the Void can play him now, as part of an early access program. While Artanis might be a formidable foe within the confines of the StarCraft universe, I'm not sure I'll be using him to suit my Warrior needs.

Blizzard is going to completely overhaul Heroes of the Storm matchmaking

After a warranted rant from a top player
Oct 15
Yesterday, a rant from #1 rated Heroes of the Storm player Srey took reddit by...storm (ha). Essentially, he pleaded for a better matchmaking experience both on lower and higher levels of play. Right now, the system seemingly...

Legacy of the Void owners can get Artanis early in Heroes of the Storm

Or just stockpile your gold
Oct 06
I haven't even seen the Medic yet! Before I know it, Artanis will be here too. He's headed to Heroes of the Storm as a melee warrior on October 27, 2015, but there's a way to get him early. Folks who pre-purchase StarCraft II...

Heroes of the Storm's Medic patch is live, with a host of other changes

Small additions
Oct 06
In addition to the all-new StarCraft-based Medic support character, the newest Heroes of the Storm patch brings in a few other quality of life additions. The UI is now re-tooled to provide more information to the player,...

Blizzard is bringing a few big changes to Heroes of the Storm soon

Death timers and snowball prevention
Oct 02
Heroes of the Storm is about to get the Medic and Artanis heroes, but there's a few big changes on the way for the core game. The first adjustment is death timers. Blizzard feels like they were way too low early on in a ...

Artanis has been datamined in Heroes of the Storm, check out his abilities

He sounds like a beefier Zeratul
Sep 30
Heroes of the Storm has only begun its content updates, as we have a whole host of skins, mounts, and characters coming up. The Support-based Medic Lt. Morales is set to debut soon, and after that, the Warrior Artanis. W...

Heroes of the Storm's Medic is the dedicated healer we needed

Not a hybrid
Sep 29
Kharazim is probably my favorite character in Heroes of the Storm at the moment, but it's about time that we got the StarCraft healer we've always wanted with Lt. Morales, the Medic. With a number of supports e...

Heroes of the Storm's Medic has a Samus Aran skin

Check out what's coming to Heroes
Sep 24
Every so often, Blizzard keeps us updated on what's coming to Heroes of the Storm, and it's always a ton of stuff. This time around they've given us a quick look at the Medic and all her skins, as well as the character model ...

Heroes of the Storm 101 for new players

By a noob, for noobs
Sep 20
As you might have read, I recently got into Heroes of the Storm in a big way. I'm super late to the party, and our own Chris Carter has already written a great list of quick tips you should definitely read if you're intereste...

Blizzard launches Heroes of the Storm eSports initiative

Site is now open
Sep 10
Blizzard is starting to push its move into eSports with Heroes of the Storm in earnest, with its new eSports landing page. It contains a full schedule of competitive matches, as well as info on upcoming tournies, and eSports...

Quick thoughts on Heroes of the Storm's Rexxar

Bear is driving! How can that be?
Sep 08
Heroes of the Storm is stepping away from the Diablo event as of today, and is focusing more on Warcraft and Starcraft in the coming months. The Treasure Goblins are out, and Rexxar, the half-orc half-ogre is in, with his partner Misha the bear (albeit with some launch issues for some). Here's some quick thoughts on whether or not he's worth your 15,000 gold.

Newest Heroes of the Storm character is a two-for-one

Everything is better with bears
Sep 04
What's better than throwing giant axes in your enemy's face? Throwing giant axes in your enemy's face while a huge freaking bear mauls them to death. Rexxar will join the Heroes of the Storm roster next week on the 8th and he...

Heroes of the Storm's Eternal Conflict event ends next week

Get that free Diablo before it's gone!
Sep 03
Blizzard is, ironically, putting an end to the Eternal Conflict event on September 8 next week. The Diablo theme will be taken out, and the special event quest to genocide every last Treasure Goblin will come to an end. ...

Heroes of the Storm has a neat little Duck Hunt homage

It will likely go away next patch
Aug 21
Whenever you have time, boot up Heroes of the Storm and check out this cute new Easter egg. It takes place in the Monk's splash screen following the latest patch, and allows you to play a small little game of Duck Hunt....

Heroes of the Storm's Monk patch is out right now

Also, the bundle update and more tweaks
Aug 18
Today, you can get your hands on Heroes of the Storm's Monk for 15,000 Gold, or $10. He's a hybrid support of sorts, with a heavy emphasis on damage, more-so than most of the supports in the game. He's also really fun to play...

Here's how to get the Diablo III/Heroes of the Storm cross-items

Items for both games
Aug 18
Blizzard has explained the cross-promotion efforts for Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm, which can net you some nice little extras depending on how much you play. First off, anyone who owns Diablo III (has a licen...

Heroes of the Storm's Monk sure is versatile

Here's the rundown on Kharazim
Aug 13
I'm excited for Kharazim to join Heroes of the Storm next week. If you haven't yet played as the monk in the Public Test Realm, Blizzard's spotlight video is a crash course on his versatility. Kharazim can focus on extra dama...

Quick thoughts on Heroes of the Storm's Monk and new Infernal Shrines level

Currently on PTR
Aug 11
Blizzard has unleashed a host of new changes onto the public test realm (PTR) for Heroes of the Storm, including a new character (Kharazim the Monk) and a new map (Infernal Shrines). I had a chance to take them both for a spi...

Heroes of the Storm's new dynamic bundles won't screw you out of money

Aug 10
While I adore Heroes of the Storm as a MOBA, it still needs a lot of work behind the scenes and on the backend. One such issue is the storefront, which, among other issues, charges users full price for bundles when they ...

Heroes of the Storm enlists StarCraft's Medic

Plus a look at upcoming skins
Aug 07
I was more than happy to see Blizzard show off three upcoming characters in Heroes of the Storm this week, but there's another announcement! StarCraft's Medic is also in development. In a round-up email covering Kharazim (who...

These are the next three Heroes of the Storm

Artanis, Kharazim, and Rexxar
Aug 05
I don't think I'll stray far from Valla (especially now that I have her Master Skin), but I have been stockpiling gold for another Diablo character in Heroes of the Storm -- Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod. At gamescom, Blizzard opened up about the Monk and shared details on two other heroes (Warcraft's Rexxar and StarCraft's Artanis) as well as a new three-lane map, Infernal Shrines.

Blizzard enacts Stimpack XP bonus for new Heroes of the Storm players this week

July 28 through August 4
Jul 29
If you're a new player who logs into Heroes of the Storm from now until August 4, you'll earn a seven day Stimpack bonus for your troubles. In essence, it's an XP boost, which is augmented on a bonus for having a friend in yo...

Heroes of the Storm's Leoric is another unique addition to the entire MOBA genre

What is dead may never die
Jul 21
Today, Blizzard dropped Leoric the Skeleton King, the newest addition to Heroes of the Storm. He's a melee Warrior with one very intriguing trait, and has a heavy amount of lore to draw upon from the Diablo series. In short, he's a perfect candidate for the game, and Blizzard has been on a roll since debuting Kael'Thas, Johanna, and Butcher respectively.

Diablo's King Leoric joins Heroes of the Storm today

Rest in peace, already!
Jul 21
This video for King Leoric isn't as informative as the prior one, but I had to share it for that last line. The new Heroes of the Storm combatant seems as if he'll be a royal pain in the ass on maps like Cursed Hollow and Sky Temple, to say nothing of his undying ability that lets him roam around as a wraith. I'm saving my stockpile of gold for the Monk, though. He was my boy in Diablo III.

This Heroes of the Storm Zeratul play is insanely clutch

This is why you take Void Prison
Jul 21
Zeratul is frequently banned at high-level play in Heroes of the Storm tournaments, and now you can see why, with this video shared by JJ TheMighty. The top Heroic ability (ultimate) pick is Void Prison, because of...

Learn about King Leoric's backstory, hero out 'soon' in Heroes of the Storm

Rise from your grave
Jul 14
[Update: Blizzard has noted that Leoric will not arrive today.] Blizzard has announced that King Leoric will be released today in Heroes of the Storm -- though he hasn't shown up on the marketplace just yet. Leoric isn'...

Blizzard: 'Butcher is fine at high level Heroes of the Storm play'

Kerrigan is getting a buff
Jul 08
The Butcher has been out for over a week in Heroes of the Storm, so it's time for win rates to come into play, and a balancing discussion. So far based on my experiences (I got him to a Master Skin two days ago) he is in fact...

Blizzard offering one more apology bonus XP period in Heroes of the Storm

Now until 1PM PST Monday
Jul 03
Blizzard has been running bonus XP events for Heroes of the Storm for roughly a month now, but the last one ended a bit abruptly in the US  -- specifically, a day earlier than expected. To make up for it, Blizzard i...

Blizzard: 'We have the freedom to bring any character we want into Heroes of the Storm'

A Q&A with the game's lead producer
Jun 30
Heroes of the Storm has been out for almost a month now after a lengthy set of alpha and beta sessions, and I'm still enjoying it as much as I did at launch. Blizzard has vowed to constantly support and update the game w...

Heroes of the Storm's Butcher is another great inclusion

15,000 gold or $9.99
Jun 30
Heroes of the Storm has just kicked off its Eternal Conflict event, which will bring more Diablo-related content into the game over the course of the next few months. Characters, mounts, and a new level are a part of the cele...

Heroes of the Storm gets the Butcher today, after maintenance

Watch the awesome backstory video
Jun 30
The Butcher is coming to Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm today as part of the multi-month Diablo celebration, which start this week. He's a melee assassin hero, who has the ability to slow, mark targets to...

Heroes of the Storm's Battlefield of Eternity may be the best map yet

Angels and Demons
Jun 24
The newest patch for Heroes of the Storm has hit the public test realm (PTR), which includes a number of character changes and reworks, in addition to the big piece of new content set to hit next week -- the Battlef...

The Hearthstone card mount is now in Heroes of the Storm

You need 100 Play mode wins
Jun 19
Recently, Blizzard announced that a special flying card mount would be available for Heroes of the Storm players who completed a certain task in Hearthstone. What's do you have to do, you may ask? Only win 100 games in t...

Take a gander at pretty much every upcoming Heroes of the Storm addition

Characters and skins
Jun 18
Heroes of the Storm is getting some new content soon, starting on June 30th with a new Diablo level and The Butcher, and following up with King Leoric and the Monk a bit later on. In the meantime, you can take a look at...

Diablo's Treasure Goblin, Monk, King Leoric confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

New map on June 30
Jun 16
Heroes of the Storm is going to get a major update later this month. Blizzard's Dustin Browder stated it plainly at the PC Gaming Show today at E3: "Heroes is all about Diablo for the next few months." Not only wit...

Heroes of the Storm's last XP bonus is in effect this week

Until 11:59 PST on June 24
Jun 16
Blizzard has flipped the switch to their final XP boost event for Heroes of the Storm's launch. Starting today until June 24, you'll earn a 100% extra XP boost, which applies to both your player level and individual hero leve...

Heroes of the Storm's XP bonus event is boosted this week

Up to 50%
Jun 10
Blizzard was holding a launch event for Heroes of the Storm, where players would net an extra 25% extra experience boost for playing the week of release. Now, the publisher is upping the stakes with a 50% boost from June 9 un...

Overwatch might appear in Heroes of the Storm, but only after its launch

I'd be up for it
Jun 09
Overwatch, the newest IP from Blizzard, looks like their biggest gamble yet. It's not banking on an established franchise like Hearthstone did with Warcraft, and the cast is composed of completely original character...

Heroes of the Storm goes Diablo-crazy with 'Eternal Conflict' event

New hero, level, mount, and skins
Jun 07
[Update: Blizzard has released a piece of key art for the event, and it looks like it teases a number of different skins, and even a potential new character, the skeleton king Leoric. Like The Butcher, he was also featured in...

Very Quick Tips: Heroes of the Storm

Make Uther proud
Jun 05
Heroes of the Storm might have some streamlined mechanics when it comes to the MOBA genre as a whole, but it's anything but "dumbed down." While I'll refrain from educating players on MOBAs as a whole (the 15-minute tutorial does a good job of that), here are some tips I've compiled over my long sessions of play.

Review: Heroes of the Storm

My new go-to MOBA
Jun 02
When people hear the term "MOBA" they usually groan. I tend to respond with, "Tell me more." I grew up with RTS games since I could grasp a mouse and keyboard, and my first MOBA was the original DOTA back in 2005. Over t...

Blizzard debuts Johanna footage for Heroes of the Storm

The Crusader from Diablo III
Jun 01
Johanna, based off the crusader class that was added into the Reaper of the Souls expansion for Diablo III, has been hiding in the current build of Heroes of the Storm for a while, but isn't playable just...

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