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Blizzard has announced that the upcoming account data wipe on the Technical Alpha for Heroes of the Storm will be the final data wipe (including purchases, matchmaking rating, etc.) before the game enters its next testing phase, which will eventually transition to the live game servers. This is in line with the release methodology they used for Hearthstone in 2013-2014. The server move will bring Heroes on to the Battle.net production servers, which means that players on other Blizzard properties will be able to see and interact with their friends who are playing Heroes of the Storm. Significantly more invites into the game’s testing phase are expected as part of this move. Finally, the upcoming patch will include new features, including custom games and replays. The complete update from Blizzard follows: If you’re currently in the Technical Alpha, we hope you’re enjoying a week where all Heroes are available in ...

 

Final Phase of Technical Alpha coming!

by DannieRay23 on

The Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha is finally coming to a conclusion the week of September 29th, to celebrate the end of this grueling process all Heroes will be made available. Also, this is your last chance to get the exclusive Wonder Billie Mount!...

 

Developer Insights with Chen

by djtyrant on

Chen is the newest Hero released to Heroes of the Storm and Blizzard wasted no time in getting us an interview with the developers to get a behind the scenes look at what they looked into while designing this new (and unique) hero! We’re highlighting the question about the new resource type, Chen’s Brew which you can read below. Trikslyr: Chen’s arrival brings a new type of resource into the mix, Chen’s Brew, which ties directly into his trait. The trait allows Chen to replenish Brew by standing still and taking a drink from his keg. What was the design team trying to accomplish with such a demanding trait? John: Like all our Heroes, Chen’s design was a combination of chasing a specific fantasy “feel” and trying to explore new mechanical space. The fantasy behind Chen’s trait was heavily inspired by Jackie Chan in Drunken Master, where Chan’s character plays ...

Major updates to the Technical Alpha for Heroes of the Storm were released in today’s patch, including the introduction of Chen Stormstout as the newest hero and a significant overhaul of the Haunted Mines map. Chen will play very similarly to how those of you who used the Pandaren Brewmaster hero in Warcraft III remember him. The Haunted Mines underground area was decreased in size and number of skulls required, and there are also less mercenary camps. You can see the new version on the updated Battleground page online. The 64-bit client is still being deployed, but streaming downloader functionality, UI updates, and balance tweaks to many heroes were included in the significant list of changes. Read on for a full list: GENERAL 64-Bit Client Now Available A 64-bit version of the Technical Alpha Client is now available on 64-bit systems. The 64-bit version of the Heroes client allows the ...

Blizzard unveiled today that the next update to the Technical Alpha client will include an option for players running the Windows version of the Battle.net App to launch the new Heroes 64-bit client. Under the Settings -> Game Settings menu, simply uncheck the ‘Launch 32-bit client (instead of 64-bit)’ option, just as you would for World of Warcraft. The complete announcement was as follows: We’ll be releasing a 64-bit version of the Technical Alpha client with our next patch, which players on 64-bit Windows systems will be able to start using just as soon as maintenance concludes on patch day. If you’ve got more than 4GB of RAM installed in your machine, the 64-bit client will allow the game to utilize this extra memory, reducing the risk that you might run into an Out-of-Memory error while playing Heroes of the Storm. We’ll make further improvements to the 64-bit client with ...

 

New Chen Trailer!

by DannieRay23 on

With Chen Week upon us, Blizzard has released a brand new Trailer for Chen Stormstout. Honor, Tradition, Good Brews, and Family is some of what Chen stands for. Soon enough we will able to embody those values as we take our burly Pandaren friend to battle in the Nexus. How hyped are you for the latest new Hero of the Storm being released? Let us know in the comments below!...

 

Is Chen week incoming (confirmed!)?

by djtyrant on

We’ve heard some rumblings over on the Heroes subreddit from ESVDiamond that we might be in for a Chen week alongside a new patch. The post links to a purported image of a whited out figure of Chen being used as a promotion on a Russian social network that (again reportedly) is used by Blizzard for promotion in that region. While we couldn’t find the exact posting, I believe if the posting had hit the network it would have been quickly removed as this would most likely show up tomorrow if there is some merit to this rumor. UPDATE: Blizzard confirmed through their social media channels that Chen week is happening this week! Look for a video/blog post tomorrow highlighting this hero! Here’s the image of Chen linked, which looks very similar to what they have done for hero weeks in the past. Check out the full post and discussion over ...

 

Sneak peak of new master skins!

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Blizzard released a new preview video Friday showcasing a sneak peak at new master skins for a bunch of heroes. Included in this update is a look at Zeratul, Tyrael, Tychus, Raynor, Brightwing, and Nova. Master skins are unlocked to be purchasable for 10,000 gold by hitting level 10 with that hero. Here’s the video release by Blizzard showing off the new skins! Let us know what you think of them in the comments below, who is your favorite master skin from this video? Check out Blizzard’s post showcasing all of the current master skins over on the official site....

djWheat (Marcus Graham) had the opportunity to interview Heroes of the Storm game developer Dustin Browder, as well as sit in on gameplay by senior 3D artist Phill Gonzales....

A new Developer Insights focuses on the Queen of Blades, featuring a talk with game designer Kent-Erik Hagman on her design and mechanics....

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