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Here’s how Tracer’s time-jumping abilities will work in Heroes of the Storm

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Tracer Heroes of the Storm

The launch of Overwatch may be over a month away still, but one of its most recognisable characters, Tracer, is already eager to blink her way over to Heroes of the Storm. With her Nexus release being just around the corner, Blizzard have now released a video showcasing her MOBA capabilities.

Tracer’s abilities aren’t exactly a secret (we’ve known about them for about a year and a half already), but I’ve been dying to know how exactly she will work in Heroes of the Storm. Will she be a copy paste of her shooter self essentially? Or will she have new tricks up her sleeve? Her teaser two weeks ago gave some obvious hints, but now at least, we have a proper breakdown of what exactly she can do…

Overwatch – an elite international task force assembled to ensure global peace. The fearless Lena Oxton was chosen as the pilot of their prototype teleporting fighter, ‘The Slipstream’. During a test flight, the aircraft malfunctioned, leaving her desynchronised from the flow of time. Thankfully, the brilliant scientist Winston was able to construct a chronal accelerator, granting Tracer the ability to speed up and slow down her own time.

Armed with fantastic new abilities, she has become an irrepressible force for good. The Nexus could always use more heroes, and Tracer has answered the call.

Tracer’s role in Heroes of the Storm is almost identical to her Overwatch one. She’s very fragile and easy to kill, but she’s also ridiculously mobile, and great at picking off enemies.

What really sets her apart from other Heroes of the Storm characters though is the fact that her ultimate is available right from level 1. It will function exactly how it does in Overwatch however – she’ll have to dish out some damage and such to charge it up before it can be used.

I really like how Blizzard have augmented her to fit into their MOBA! What about you? Are you eager to give Tracer a go? She’ll be all yours tomorrow – if you’ve pre-ordered Overwatch. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait until April 26th, where she then goes on sale for everybody else.

Last Updated: April 18, 2016

14 Comments

  1. Gerhard Davids

    April 18, 2016 at 09:49

    It’s impressive that they managed to capture her essence so well in heroes.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      April 18, 2016 at 09:56

      Agreed, I wonder who’ll be next?

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      • HairyEwok

        April 18, 2016 at 10:01

        Probably Winston, he’s like the nr 2 ambassador of the game. Winston the tank with his ulti being the shield bubble, no enemy can leave and no enemy can enter for x amount of time.

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        • hairyknees

          April 18, 2016 at 10:29

          I have a feeling it’ll be Reaper, but yeah, think you’re right 🙂 Winston makes a whole lot more sense!

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        • Gerhard Davids

          April 18, 2016 at 10:34

          Might even be one of the Shimada brothers.

          They are madly popular and have a unique enough skillset to make them perfect for mobas.

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  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 18, 2016 at 10:04

    If there’s one MOBA I can suggest people check out, it’s this one. It’s free for starters and you can unlock all characters through grinding. Also, there’s no shortage of players content with playing against the AI which is very relaxing.

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    • For the Emperor!

      April 18, 2016 at 10:29

      “playing against the AI” – That is one very important part of the enjoyment of the game for me. Try a new hero with AI and versus AI. Then try it with people vs AI to see how it rolls in a team. Then Quickmatch. Or when I am too tired to focus and just want to do my quest for Gold. Play with no pressure 🙂

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 18, 2016 at 10:57

        Exactly this.

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    • hairyknees

      April 18, 2016 at 10:29

      Oh you <3

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  3. For the Emperor!

    April 18, 2016 at 10:30

    Busy saving the Golds for her. Wish I never wasted it on Lunara 🙁

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    • hairyknees

      April 18, 2016 at 11:22

      Lunara is so fun though!! I think I might buy her 😀

      Oh, and if you do plan on buying Overwatch at some stage, Tracer is includes in Heroes too if I’m not mistaken 🙂 she’s just early access now for those who have pre-ordered and paid.

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      • For the Emperor!

        April 18, 2016 at 11:48

        Nope, not interested in Overwatch itself at all, so will have to get her the old fashioned way lol. I think Lunara just didn’t fit the way I wanted to play. I can see her uses and why others might like her, just not for me. Should have spent the 10K on Rhegar lol *yes he is only 7k.

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  4. HvR

    April 18, 2016 at 12:48

    She looks fantasstic

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  5. Spy Master Tokashi

    April 18, 2016 at 13:14

    I foresee loads of noobs failing with her. She is squishy but if you know how to avoid dmg you will be unstoppable!

    Good luck playing with Lt. Morales. I cannot wait to get her, now that everyone is banning Li Ming, I need to find another favourite range dps 😉

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