Heroes Of The Storm

HGC highlight reels and more in Blizzard esports this week It always seems like Blizzard’s esports come in waves together. HGC is wrapping up for its next series of clashes, and Hearthstone‘s Global Games are almost ready to rest until the finals play out during BlizzCon. There’s always something to watch on the weekends, but it seems like everything is at a downswing. It’s pretty...

Garrosh Hellscream is coming to Heroes of the Storm Yesterday, Blizzard teased us with a fittingly cryptic image that would somehow relate to Heroes of the Storm’s next hero. Speculation was spread pretty wide, as a figure coming through the Dark Portal could mean any number of things. Would we be seeing Akama? Maiev? Ner’zhul? The list went on. That list, however, was shortened...




Heroes of the Storm teases its newest hero It’s been a few weeks since Heroes of the Storm revealed Stukov as its latest hero, which means it’s time for another figure to take the stage and steal the title of “newest hero.” While we don’t have an official reveal just yet, we do have a pretty open-ended teaser that was displayed during HGC...

Heroes of the Storm’s unofficial soundtrack concludes with Assassin jams Heroes of the Storm concludes its unofficial, just-for-fun soundtrack with its theme song picks for the game’s many Assassin characters. In case you’ve missed the rest of the series, they’ve already done Warriors, Supports, and Specialists. Some of Blizzard’s choices here are excellent, like MC Hammer for Tracer. They’re exactly right — Tracer is definitely...

Stukov reigns over this week’s hero rotation It’s an all new week in Heroes of the Storm, which means a fresh set of rotations but not much else. Last week we saw the introduction of Stukov as well as a big rework for Xul — so if you haven’t a chance to check them out post-patch, you should give the patch notes a...

This homebrew D&D take on Heroes of the Storm makes me want to play both Heroes of the Storm is a game made out of all of Blizzard’s other games, and as such, I find it really interesting that Reddit user Shamus_Aran decided to create his own 5th Edition D&D supplement around Heroes. His homebrew D&D supplement adapts various races, class features, and items from Heroes with impressive results. I...




Keep cool inside with Blizzard esports this weekend It's been such a long summer. I just want to relax by the pool and watch some esports. Luckily, there's plenty to watch this weekend.

Stukov now live in Heroes of the Storm It’s new hero time in Heroes of the Storm, as Stukov is now live in game. But he’s not the only new thing coming to the Nexus: we also have a new map rotation, a major rework for Xul, plus tweaks to Tyrande and Anub’arak that are new since we first saw the patch on...



Stukov takes on the Nexus with this week’s hero rotation Tuesday means it’s time for a fresh set of free heroes and sales in Heroes of the Storm — and today we’re getting a new hero and patch to boot. Stukov will be infecting the Nexus this week, bringing his own particular viral charm to the game. If you haven’t been keeping up with the...

HCT Championship in Shanghai and more esports It's been a busy week in esports as usual. The World of Warcraft esports team even unveiled a shiny new website. They don't have any events coming up this weekend, so for now you can just use it to mark your esports calendar. Here are the esports we'll be watching this weekend.

Heroes of the Storm’s unofficial soundtrack showcases the Specialist I have a hard time imagining Abathur listening to Mac Miller, no matter what Blizzard says. Sure, Assassins and Warriors are pretty easy to figure out; essentially they’re DPS and Tanks, respectively. But Specialists fill a variety of roles. They’re not Support, exactly — the game has a Support role with characters like Malfurion, Auriel...

Have you spent your Heroes shards yet? When Heroes of the Storm 2.0 rolled out earlier this year, it came with a major revamp of the in-game currencies. Gems bought with real money are used for heroes, bundles, loot chests, stimpacks, and featured items. Gold gained from completing daily quests are now for heroes and loot chest re-rolls. And shards from loot...

Summer’s in full swing with this week’s Heroes rotation The summer fun is on with the Sun’s Out, Guns Out event in Heroes of the Storm, which means Nexus pool parties — uh, I mean pull parties — all month long. And, of course, there are skins, sprays, mounts, and portraits to win. If that doesn’t excite you, the Heroes PTR is online if...

Heroes of the Storm bringing Hanamura changes, a Xul rework, and new skins We already knew Stukov would be hitting the Heroes of the Storm PTR very soon, but we didn’t know what other changes would come alongside Stukov’s debut. Turns out, the Stukov patch will bring some long-awaited changes to the Hanamura map, which has received pretty poor reception ever since it hit the Nexus. The other...

Stukov’s Heroes of the Storm hero spotlight goes viral in all the right ways As promised yesterday, we now have an official look at Alexei Stukov, the next hero coming to Heroes of the Storm. One of the big questions in the community after he was officially teased was whether he’d be a Support, a Specialist, or something else. The answer, it turns out, is that Stukov will be...

Overwatch Contenders playoffs, Wild Open, and more esports My emotional kryptonite is people being nice to little kids, so please excuse this column. After I saw Kim Phan and some of Team TeSPA visit the UCI Esports girls summer camp, I had to go lie down for a while. Luckily, I can stream esports to my bedroom, so while I recover I'll have plenty to watch.