Heroes of the Storm community manager Trikslyr had an opportunity to chat with designer John Hodgson in the latest installment of the Developer Insights blog, mostly about the new Lost Vikings Hero. Hodgson talks about trying to retain each Hero's flair from their original entry into their Blizzard franchise, and how the design team tried to import those qualities into the Nexus.
A new patch was announced today for Heroes Of The Storm closed beta. Most notably, the Lost Vikings Hero is now available to play. Erik, Olaf & Baleog all have unique moves, independent respawn timers, and can move on their own. Olaf is a bit of a tank with a bit of healing up his sleeve. Erik deals ranged damage and moves faster than the others. Baleog has an AOE. It's going to be a lot of fun to see exactly how this new, unique Hero plays.