We're always looking for ways to improve Heroes of the Storm, and this year we've been hard at work on a number of changes designed to improve gameplay at all skill levels. We showed these changes to professional players and key community members earlier this year, and now we're opening them up to the public through an extended testing period on the PTR, beginning on November 20. Let us know what you think!
We are slightly increasing the in-game field of view to help improve team fight clarity and overall visibility.
In order to properly balance Stealth for both casual and high-end play, we're making it easier to spot stealthed Heroes. This is accompanied by buffs to the Stealth Heroes.
To better showcase individual skill in lane matchups, we're exploring ways to make the laning phase more meaningful without increasing overall game length.
To create more impactful choices about how, when, and which Mercenary Camps to capture, we are making changes to various Mercenaries.
It's about to get easier than ever to coordinate plays with your allies, because we're integrating Blizzard Voice directly into the Heroes of the Storm client! Voice chat in Heroes will be available in the months to come.
We're further increasing the accuracy of our matchmaking system by taking your individual performance and contributions into account after each match, rather than relying solely on victory or defeat.
More details coming soon!
I'm excited for the new camera for sure.. and Alexstrasza! I hope they let us try her out as a promo for a couple days.
I'm wondering at what point the voice chat option will be robust enough that people will use it over Twitch chat or Discord.
Really think Allies face looks quite off somehow.. :/
New stealth is @#$* ... completely ruining stealth gameplay..
Can't wait to blast my foes with the Ryuu ga waga teki wo kurau! Too bad there isn't headshot bonus if you hit someone in the chest as in Overwatch so there won't be too many raging people getting owned by Hanzo
Ooh yea, Alexstrasza, my favourite dragon, cant wait to try her out!
Lmao the Malificent Alex is great. I really like how they intro'd these two, it kinda somehow actually makes sense. I really enjoy how they handle adding super OP people and creatures to heroes.
excited for addition of Alexstrasza
Really liked Alexstrasza's dragon model in the cinematic.
Finally i'll see stealth enemys
That's one huge hero!
Alexstrasza is gonna be so awesome. She's one of my favorite dragons!
I like those new changes. Im hyped for alexstrasza as hero.
Guess we have another dragon to slay :p ♥
I love it <3
No string for Alex :( disapointed!
Those stealth changes are quite... something. But at least there is two more heroes going in to the Nexus.
dragon class in wow next?
Watching someone play Alexstrasza she looks straight up crazy strong right now and definitely going to be one of the most enjoyable supports
Oh man, finally a drgon that actually becomes a dragon. So glad. Also interesting healing mechanic, I wonder if it will promote 2 SUpports further