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!
BlizzCon 2017 Damn the Hype is real xD
I am really not a fan of this Alexstrasza model. Yikes!
wow, many unexpected changes :o
that cinematic was epic
It is a little sad how tiny the dragon form of Alexsrasza is. :(
But only a Shimada can control the dragons... Who...are...you...
Alex looking pretty neat!
great updates so far!
Agreed, I really wanna see the whole Aspects. They could bring so much to Heroes.
Blizzcon, Wubba lubba dub dub!
Those stealth changes are welcome. It was pretty difficult to see stealthed heroes on certain maps.
I'm disapointed of the stealth rework .. :/ But Hanzo and Alexstrasza look pretty great !
I love to see more world of warcraft heroes in the nexus. Though, the zerg are still my favorite. Camera reworks will be a great help too.
Alextrasza is awesome, but I would love to see Ysera <3
Looks like ill be getting back into HotS soon! Its so much fun when you get a good group, so the idea of self performance is going to be awesome! Wonder if there is going to be a cap or will your own performance grow and grow per game?
Yay, now Hanzo mains have somewhere else to main Hanzo xD
Goodbye, stealth heroes. Everyone with an AoE will kill you before you even get a chance...Also: Would you check out the ^&*! on that 2nd Alex skin? They're freaking watermelons!
Camera option is good, hope all dragon aspects in hots one day