It’s been a little while since we got a whack of Heroes of the Storm content. What exactly do Blizzard have planned next for their MOBA?
First up, we have a new brawl called Blackheart’s Revenge. Here’s what it’s all about:
Avast, ye, hearties! The ol’ sea dog Captain Blackheart has shoved off in his ghost ship and taken to the high seas on a mission to blow the docks to smithereens. Will you aid him in turning the docks into a cloud of splinters, or will you fill his ship full of holes until it sinks into the briny deep?
This Brawl is the first battleground to feature attack/defend style mechanics and introduces asymmetrical gameplay to Heroes of the Storm. On Blackheart’s Revenge, only one team has a Core. They must gather cannonballs, load them into the cannons located around the docks, and fire on the ship in hopes of sending Blackheart to a watery grave. Defenders must assist the ghost pirate in his siege by stopping the attacking team from collecting enough cannonballs to sink the ship before it reaches its destination.
Next up, Blizzard debut a brand new hero, none other than Varian Wrynn. I don’t know much about him personally (sacrilege I know), but I do recognise him from that latest World of Warcraft Legion cinematic. That counts for something right? Anyhow, here’s what he’s all about in Heroes of the Storm:
Great leaders know that a successful conquest requires the flexibility to adapt to any new challenges that may arise on the field of battle. Through talents, Varian can be built to fit several different disciplines and is the first multi-class hero to enter the Nexus. Be the shield your team needs by taunting enemies and soaking tons of damage, or split Shalamayne into its component swords and lead with your blades to cut down any who stand in your way.
Joining Varian in the Nexus is Ragnaros, the Firelord. DIE INSECT!
Harness the volcanic wrath of The Firelord to call down flaming meteors, crush foes with the explosive might of Sulfuras, and summon lava waves that will incinerate an entire lane’s worth of enemy minions. When faced with a counter-attack, Ragnaros can empower a Fort or Keep, becoming a towering inferno over the structure and gaining a second set of abilities that will help you engulf assailants in the fires of doom. Ally yourself with Ragnaros to bring about a new era of destruction in the Nexus and show your opponents the true meaning of the words “raid boss”.
Both heroes will be available soon. Wrynn is coming to the PTR next week, with Ragnaros close on his heels.
Last Updated: November 4, 2016