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!
You should allow another player to ride Alexstrasza when she's in dragon form. That would be epic.
I have fun playing Heroes of the Storm once in a while. Alexstrasza's a great character!
I practically screamed with joy when I saw that Alex not only was in the game but she actually was in her dragon form. I have to say that my money is likely going to walk away when she is finally added and I'm going to be enjoying the game more and more with this. I also love her design in HoTS, she's got some bulk to her and she is damn sexy in both her forms. I love everything about this take on Alex... she's just amazing. Can't wait for her release.
Oh my god, Alexstrasza's is so cute I'm gonna die.
I screamed when I saw Alex.
Awesome cinematic! Alexstrasza might just bring me back to the Nexus...;)
Alexstraza has always been my favorite of the Aspects. I'm so glad they chose her instead of Neltharion for HotS.
Never was a fan of HoS. Maybe with some of these changes I may have to try it out. Few looked really interesting!
While I am not a huge fan of HotS,I DO enjoy the great cimematics.Something Blizzard has alwas been top notch at.
Finally! Some Hanzo lurve! Also interesting to see the revamp of Alexstrasza's physique and wardrobe. I'm used to her being more Elf-willowy and here she's got more of a Human build.
Never thought that lifebinder herself will be the hero in HOTS :o
I've never been a big fan of Hanzo cause I can't play him well, but to be Alexstrasza is going to be amaaaaaaaazing.
I just want to order Alexstrasza already. I NEED dragon mom.
performance based matchmaking is for sure a much needed feature
That animated short was truly on par with Overwatch shorts!
Excited about all the new Quality of Life improvements finally coming to Heroes of the Storm!
Looks like Alexstrasza is going to be my new main support hero once she is released.
Alexstrasza THICC my god im so inlove with her