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!
Nice. I'm going to need both of those heroes.I'm excited about the changes.
D O U B L E D R A G O Nget hype!
moooar Alexstrasa skins plz !
I love having a dragon on the field, finally! plus adding in the bow master himself! Super Stoked!
Stealth changes will be interesting.
Grr! Alexstrasza is supposed to be a warrior! Red dragons have done nothing but wage war!
I may have to try this game again!
Alex looks great
I'm always exceited for the new heroes . I can't wait to try Hanzo out.
Great, it's damn hard to spot invi with low resolution currently
Alexstrasza was always my favourite dragon aspect. Looking forward to another dragon in the Nexus!
Can't wait to play Alexstrasza!
Oh, Alexstrasza. I still need Life binder’s hand maiden. One day...
Blonde Hanzo looks weird, but everything else looks cool.
I'm so darn stoked for Alex! Been waiting since literally the launch of the game for her XD
I'm curious how the mechanical map changes will pan out. I don't know if I'll notice too many of them if I were to play after a long hiatus...
Alextrasza should get a green skin in honour of Ysera </3
oh you tease me blizzard, putting hanzo in heroes of the storm! sigh...but i'm happy ya'll did, he's my favorite from overwatch and alexstraza.... <3 my dragon queen!
Hooray for the new heroes, i like hanzo in overwatch, now i get to play him in HoTS!
One of these days I'll get to level 20 for the wow pet... Alexstrasza looks fun!