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Ragnaros enters Heroes of the Storm in today's big PTR update

Ragnaros is the latest Heroes of the Storm addition, and based on Chris' time with the World of Warcraft character at BlizzCon, he sounds fun as hell with his ability to fire off waves of lava and even take over forts and keeps. The Firelor...   read

 
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Play Heroes of the Storm starting today and grab your Genji skin

Blizzard has a brilliant plan for injecting some folks into Heroes of the Storm -- funnel them in from their most popular game, Overwatch. From now until January 4, you'll be able to participate in the "Nexus Challenge," where 15 Heroe...   read

 
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Blackheart's Revenge is a perfect example of what Heroes of the Storm Brawls should be

Brawls are basically fresh out of the oven for Heroes of the Storm, but they've already been pretty divisive. First up was the Punisher arena, which assigned random heroes to each player, and was generally very well received. Rounds were qu...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm devs happy with Brawls so far, will 'keep making them indefinitely'

Heroes of the Storm is in a good spot, relatively speaking. It's probably the smallest Blizzard game, and came into the MOBA market pretty late after League of Legends already had a massive foothold, but it's doing well enough for...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Varian feels underwhelming, and that's the point

When Varian Wrynn, former King of Stormwind hits the Heroes of the Storm battlefield, he'll bring a whole new concept into the game -- the multi-class character. Varian is a tank at heart, built with the principles of a World of Warcra...   read

 
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I have concerns about Heroes of the Storm's Ragnaros, but he's fun as hell

The newly announced Varian and Ragnaros were both available to play at BlizzCon for Heroes of the Storm, but there was one clear winner. Yep, the Firelord wins out, even if I think he's a bit too overpowered for his own good and will need s...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm lands Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros from WoW

Blizzard has brought not one, but two new Heroes of the Storm characters to BlizzCon 2016. In the coming weeks, World of Warcraft's Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros will enter the Nexus, but for now, here's a fiery clash to warm us up. Varian is...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Samuro is a gleefully deceptive assassin

It's about time the Blademaster hit Heroes of the Storm. As one of the first heroes that many Warcraft III players experienced (the Orcs kicked off the campaign), he's a natural fit. That goes for his aesthetic, combat style, and place...   read

 
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Another orc enters the Heroes of the Storm battleground

I know people complain that Heroes of the Storm has too many Warcraft characters, but I can't get enough orcs, man -- bring them all in, I say! Today, Blizzard has announced the newest kid (old man) on the block -- Samuro, the Bla...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Heroes Brawl is another way to earn rewards

I've not once dipped into the Arena side of Heroes of the Storm, but perhaps Blizzard's rework of the mode into "Heroes Brawl" later this month will spur change. That, or the gold dangling on a stick (if you participate in three Brawls a w...   read

 
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Blizzard should bring more Overwatch heroes to its other games

In case you haven't noticed, I'm not exactly the MOBA guy around here. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure that I've ever written about League of Legends or Dota 2. I wrote about Paragon once before we ever knew what P...   read

 
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Overwatch's Zarya is going to make a splash in Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is an All-Star meetup of Blizzard characters from just about every moment in the company's over 20+ year history. I mean, it literally was called "Blizzard All-Stars" at one point, making its journey from a StarCraft mod...   read

 
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Braxis Holdout is a good stand-in for Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm

I really miss Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon. As one of the premiere two-lane maps it was a joy to play, but the addition of Braxis Holdout (currently for testing in PTR) mak...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Alarak is a straightforward assassin with a cool personality

A powerful assassin with a skill-based kit and a Cthulu-themed skin, voiced by John de Lancie? Say no more, Blizzard!   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm giving out characters for free in the next update

While we've already reported on the changes the next Heroes of the Storm update will bring, Blizzard is also going to be giving out some characters for a limited time. On September 13, anyone who logs into the game client will be gifted a c...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm just got one of its biggest patches yet on PTR

One of the largest patches yet for Heroes of the Storm just dropped in the PTR (public test realm), and it has a ton of new stuff in it. The major additions include a new hero (Alarak from Starcraft) a new map (Braxis Holdout), and several ...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting an Overwatch-like MVP system

Blizzard is taking a page from Overwatch's playbook, and will introduce an "MVP" system in its next Heroes of the Storm patch. It'll not only highlight the most valuable player after each match, but will also highlight the team as well...   read

 
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Overwatch's Zarya is coming to Heroes of the Storm, along with StarCraft maps

Blizzard is starting gamescom off right, with a new reveal for Heroes of the Storm. Inline with previous leaks there will be two StarCraft-themed maps, including Braxis Holdout (featuring a Terran and Zerg battle) and Warhead Junction (with...   read

 
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I think it will take people a while to figure out Auriel in Heroes of the Storm

Having first looked at her kit, Auriel really spoke to me. She has a straight-up resurrection spell -- something no other support in the game sports. She also has a very cool mechanic that sort of "brands" another player, allowing her to sa...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Auriel is playable today on PTR

Haven't read all about the newest Heroes of the Storm character Auriel yet? I'll wait. Ready? She looks pretty badass right? Well we'll see whether or not she reaches a respectable winrate soon enough, but for now, you can play her in ...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm developers talk hero balance and map design

As you may have seen, Auriel is set to debut in Heroes of the Storm in the near future, and she looks like one interesting, and technical addition. So that got me thinking -- how does the team approach balancing, should she turn into a...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Auriel looks to be the most technical support yet

I had a chance to sit with Blizzard and chat about Heroes of the Storm's upcoming Auriel, and she seems to be in really good hands. Although Medivh is a specialist that has undertones of a support, a true healer hasn't been added since Octo...   read

 
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Blizzard: 'We're looking at adding even more from Overwatch' to Heroes of the Storm

A little over three months ago, Blizzard transplanted Overwatch's Tracer into Heroes of the Storm. Although she came in with an astronomical winrate that was one of the highest in the history of the game she's been balanced since then,...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Gul'dan is the ultimate risk-reward assassin

Blizzard doesn't need an excuse to bring another Warcraft hero into the fray. Heck, it's the flagship franchise for the publisher -- World of Warcraft is still going strong, Hearthstone is Warcraft-tinted, and it just launche...   read

 
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Auriel confirmed for Heroes of the Storm, Gul'dan is playable tomorrow

Heroes of the Storm keeps on keepin' on! In addition to the already revealed Gul'dan, a new "In Development" video confirms Auriel (the leaks were right!) as the next hero, and shows off some new skins. Arthas is getting Guan Yu digs, Johan...   read

 
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Blizzard teases new, possibly Diablo character for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is teasing a new hero, and it's pretty clear to see what they could be alluding to. Simply tweeting out "the minions of hell grow stronger," and showing a Diablo portal on a Diablo level, next to Nova's Amazon skin, the monk, ...   read

 
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Every character in Heroes of the Storm is free for another day

To celebrate the recent Summer Championship, Blizzard has flipped a switch for Heroes of the Storm that makes every character playable. You'll have another full day to take advantage of this promotion, as it ends June 28. A new bundle ...   read

 
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Blizzard mod owns player after he claims he did nothing wrong

While I think people overuse the word "toxic" (being competitive is not inherently "toxic"), it's pretty clear in some cases. Like this one, which a Blizzard mod hilariously brought to light after a player claimed he was silenced (read: can...   read

 
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Iconic Warcraft villain Gul'dan confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

It makes sense that Blizzard is gearing their recent character releases for Heroes of the Storm to coincide with the Warcraft movie, and now, after the release of Medivh yesterday, they've teased the appearance of Gul'dan. For tho...   read

 
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Medivh is one tricky asshole in Heroes of the Storm

Very few characters come into Heroes of the Storm and severely shake up the meta. Sure, you have powerhouses like Li Ming and Tracer that get banned often near their launch, but it's rare to see a support or otherwise entirely unique role e...   read

 
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Medivh will need good teamwork in Heroes of the Storm

Next up for Heroes of the Storm is Medivh from the Warcraft universe. He's joining the game as a ranged specialist on June 14, but until then, here's a recap of his moves and playstyle. Rather than mounting a horse or a bomb-ass lizard bea...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm turns one year old today

It's wild to think that Heroes of the Storm launched one year ago. In that time, it has become my go-to MOBA, and I have a hard time picturing anything else in the genre pulling me away. Part of that is the appeal of playing as familiar Bli...   read

 
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Chromie enters Heroes of the Storm with an Easter egg

So Chromie, the first dragon to enter Heroes of the Storm, is a ton of fun, and she's hitting live servers today alongside of a number of stun meta changes and reworks for Arthas and Anub'arak. Her new cinematic trailer below is also adorab...   read

 
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Chromie is the glass cannon I never knew I wanted

Heroes of the Storm is filled to the brim with casters. Kael'thas, following a series of nerfs, has once again risen to prominence due to a recent buff, Nazeebo continues his reign near the top of the winrate charts, and Li-Ming i...   read

 
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Chromie continues to look like a nuisance in Heroes of the Storm

For anyone who needs to brush up on their World of Warcraft lore, here's a refresher on Chromie, the gnome I said looked like a beast that one time. She arrives in Heroes of the Storm proper on May 17, but until then, you can try her out o...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Chromie looks like a beast

Here's that news again, but all official like. The next Heroes of the Storm characters are Chromie, a ranged assassin with "some of the highest kill-potential in the game," and Medivh, a hero-disabling and portal-opening ranged specialist....   read

 
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Accidental upload reveals Chromie and Medivh for Heroes of the Storm

Well, my guesses for the next Heroes of the Storm character were off, but a few of you nailed it. Good job! That vague dragon teaser was hinting at Chronormu, who will be playable in the game in gnome form as Chromie. Blizzard accidentally ...   read

 
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It looks like a dragon is coming to Heroes of the Storm

I've spent too much time trying to freeze-frame and figure out this teaser for a new Heroes of the Storm character. My first instinct was to go straight to Deathwing (too easy!), but I've seen convincing speculation that it could be Alexst...   read

 
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No ifs, ands, or butts: Heroes of the Storm's Tracer is a beast

Blizzard seemed unsure of Overwatch at first. Before the warm reception in the beta, it only toyed with the idea of releasing a character to represent it in Heroes of the Storm, citing that one would only come after the launch of ...   read

 
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Tracer is unrelenting in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard is transplanting Tracer from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm soon and after watching this video summing up her play style and abilities, I have a pile of gold with her name on it. She's a rapid-fire ranged assassin who can attack...   read

 
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Capturing that 'nothing but net' sound in Heroes of the Storm

I'm always fascinated by video game sound design. I mean sure, we've all seen about a million features of the Gran Turismo dudes crawling under sports cars to get the exact pitch of the exhaust right, so some of the mystery is gone. But I c...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm has unlocked every character for the weekend

In celebration of the Heroes of the Dorm finals this weekend, Blizzard is running a special in-game promotion that you're gonna want to check out. Besides an XP bonus that will work on top of any other boosts you have active (like the one f...   read

 
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Tracer hits Heroes of the Storm on April 19, sadly sans butt pose

Blizzard has finally shared the release date for Overwatch's Tracer, who is hitting Heroes of the Storm in a crossover event of sorts. Players who pre-order the game on PC will net her on April 19 -- and she'll hit the general public a week...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka feels undertuned but fun

Heroes of the Storm has added the Zerg Warrior Dehaka today, and even though he's enjoyable, I doubt he'll shake up the meta much. Dehaka's kit is enticing. His Q can pull enemies like a more effective Stitches hook; his E burrows to avoid ...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm's Dehaka sure looks fun to play

Blizzard just posted a Spotlight video for Dehaka, who is set to arrive in Heroes of the Storm next week. You'll get a brief rundown on Dehaka's Zerg background, as well as a full explanation of his abilities. In short, his passive is ...   read

 
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Wow, several Heroes of the Storm characters just got reworked

Blizzard just put out a PTR (public test realm) patch for Heroes of the Storm, and the community is pretty happy with it. Not only does it add Dehaka and the new map into the mix, but it also adds ranked bans (!), a number of new quality of...   read

 
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Artanis makes for a cool shogun in Heroes of the Storm

StarCraft's Artanis as a shogun? I'm feeling it. Blizzard is also demoing "Shadowpaw" Li Li and the recently-revealed Dehaka, who even with an alternate "Mecha" skin is missing part of an arm. Also, he knows Drake's dance moves. I rarely d...   read

 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting a new level soon that eliminates map objectives

Heroes of the Storm is getting a brand new battleground very soon in the "next big patch" (which is also said to see the introduction of Tychus and Gazlowe reworks). It's called the Lost Cavern, and it eliminates map objectives to focus in ...   read

 
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Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard spilled the beans today -- Dehaka is coming to Heroes of the Storm as a Warrior that cannot mount, but can burrow into any bush or vent on the map with a 40 second cooldown. Whoa! He'll be the game's 50th character, and new sc...   read

 
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What is Blizzard teasing for Heroes of the Storm?

[Update: this "burrow" update basically confirms a Zerg, though the "outlandish" creature could still be someone else.] Blizzard is hinting at something Heroes of the Storm related with posts to Facebook and Twitter, stating -- "Breaki...   read

 

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