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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


Good!
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


Anub'arak
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


Heh
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!


Awesome
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...




Unsure about Heroes of the Storm? Watch this full match


Blizzard will walk you through it
Mar 04
 
Hearing Blizzard talk about the Heroes of the Storm alpha yesterday renewed my interest in the game, leading me to this, a commentated match that serves as a nice introduction. Even as someone who doesn't play many MOBAs, I ...




Blizzard preparing Heroes of the Storm for public alpha test


May luck be on your side
Mar 03
 
The "online team brawler" Heroes of the Storm has been offering beta sign-ups for quite some time now. First things first, though: the game needs to hit alpha. Blizzard is inviting "a very limited number of players [in the Un...




Sign up for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta now


It'll only take a few seconds
Nov 08
 
The StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo mash-up game Heroes of the Storm is being shown off this week at BlizzCon 2013 but, in the mean time, let's all sign up for the beta. To do so, head over to the Games & Codes section o...




Behold Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm key art


Pandas, Scarabs, and Liches oh my
Nov 07
 
Blizzard has revealed the key art for their upcoming project Heroes of the Storm, and it's basically a veritable "who's who?" of the Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft universes. Pretty much every character in the portrait is ac...








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