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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...

Blizzard is holding an XP boost event next week for Heroes of the Storm

For launch
May 30
When Heroes of the Storm launches next week, Blizzard will be offering up a 25% XP boost event that will run from 12:01AM PST on June 2 until 11:59PM PST on June 9. It's not a whole lot on its own, but it will seemingly ...

Out of closed beta, Heroes of the Storm continues its weekly sale schedule

May 27
Heroes of the Storm is now readily available to everyone, and that means more weekly sales -- any purchases in the open beta will carry over to the full launch next week on June 2. This week the character on offer for 50...

Tychus' cigar isn't in Heroes of the Storm

I need someone to hold me... please...
May 25
STOP THE PRESS. We have received word of possibly the most important, most groundbreaking, lifetouching and soul-rending story this website has ever seen. Your life will never, ever be the same after reading it, so please do...

Heroes of the Storm is now in open beta, will launch next month

On June 2
May 20
Heroes of the Storm has been in alpha and closed beta sessions for a while, but it's prepping for a full launch next month. For now, you can enter the open beta on Mac or PC with a simple signup on the game's websi...

Heroes of the Dorm viewed on ESPN2 less than fishing tournaments

The future is still only in South Korea
Apr 28
I thought the future was here, but apparently that isn't the case. Heroes of the Dorm, the Heroes of the Storm collegiate tournament, failed to pull viable numbers on ESPN2, having an average viewership of 96,000 pe...

The future is here: ESPN2 to air eSports live for the first time

Duh na na, duh na na
Apr 25
Not ESPN 3, ESPN2 is going to air the finals for the Heroes of the Storm collegiate tournament, appropriately titled Heroes of the Dorm, this Sunday at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern. This marks the first time an eSports eve...

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA will officially launch on June 2

Open beta on May 19
Apr 20
Heroes of the Storm, the newest major MOBA on the block, will launch June 2, Blizzard has confirmed. The launch will precede an open beta phase that will start on May 19, which precedes its lengthy alpha and closed beta phas...

Blizzard announces 'Heroes of the Dorm' college tournament

Mar 26
Heroes of the Storm manages to keep my attention week after week, and Blizzard is going to new methods to promote the still-in-beta MOBA. On April 26 in Los Angeles, they'll host a "Heroes of the Dorm" tournament, featur...

Heroes of the Storm entering into closed beta this week

From alpha to beta
Jan 14
Heroes of the Storm is feeling pretty great so far, and it's only in alpha form. Well, it was in alpha, as Blizzard has just sent word over that it has entered the beta phase. A patch is ringing in the change, which adds...

The Lost Vikings are in Heroes of the Storm!

Nov 10
Lost Vikings was a big part of my childhood. It taught me a lot of crucial problem solving skills, and while I initially attempted to kill everything in sight with Baleog, I quickly realized that I needed to use every vi...

Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA for people who hate MOBAs

No frills, all kills
Mar 15
The "Technical Alpha" (read: really rough early version) for Blizzard's upcoming MOBA Heroes of the Storm has started. What was initially known as "Blizzard Dota" many moons ago has become something else entirely, with h...

Blizzard highlights Tychus in a Heroes of the Storm spotlight

Oh that Tychus Findlay, he's so ornery
Mar 12
Blizzard seems to be doing a "Hero Spotlight" for Heroes of the Storm a la Riot Games and League of Legends, and the next participant is Tychus Findlay of Starcraft fame. In Heroes, Tychus will wield his giant chain...

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