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Patch Notes for the Heroes 2.0 Beta

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The Heroes 2.0 Beta is now playable and the full patch notes have officially been released. These patch notes contain additional details about many of the 2.0 features that were announced earlier today so even if you don’t normally read patch notes these are well worth the read. In addition to the new progression system, new rewards, new currency and the new Hero that were previously mentioned in other announcements, these patch notes also include changes to ETC including a rework of his trait. The full patch notes can be found below. Keep in mind that this is a Beta test so some items in these patch notes may change before Heroes 2.0 officially goes live....

 

Heroes 2.0 Timeline

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New information about Heroes 2.0 just keeps coming. Earlier we learned that Heroes 2.0 would include a new progression system, new rewards, new currency, and a new Hero. Now a revamped official website has provided even more hints as to what we can expect in the weeks ahead. Many of these upcoming features are still shrouded in mystery, but here is what we currently know about the Heroes 2.0 timeline: March 29th: Heroes 2.0 Beta will be playable including the next Hero release, Cassia March 30th: Reddit Q&A with more 2.0 details April 12th: Something called Heroes Timeline will be unlocked April 17th: New Hero and new Battleground revealed April 18th: Official Launch event details unlocked April 19th: Another Reddit Q&A with more 2.0 details April 25th: New cinematic, new event, and Nexus Challenge 2.0 unveiled May 4th: New Hero release As you can see, it will be an exciting few weeks ...

Cassia, Amazon Warmatron, will soon be entering the Nexus. This high damage ranged Assassin will be at her best when on the move. Her Trait, Avoidance (D), gives her 65 Physical Armor while moving, making a well played Cassia the bane of auto-attack Heroes. Her Trait, combined with the fact that she has a shorter range than most other ranged Assassins should keep Cassia constantly on the move. Lightning Fury (Q) is her primary poke ability. Cassia hurls a javelin that damages the first enemy hit and then splits into two lightning bolts that deal damage to targets on either side of the primary target. Blinding Light (W) is an AOE Blind with a slight delay. It also gives Cassia a 15% passive damage bonus to Blinded targets. Fend (E) allows Cassia to charge an enemy and then channel a flurry of javelin strikes for 1.5 seconds. For Heroics, Cassia has ...

The 2017 Spring Heroes Summit brought us a big amount of news coming our way in Heroes of the Storm starting with the revamped progression system, reward system, loot chests and an updated currency system. While many of these systems were hinted at during various panels at BlizzCon 2016, it’s great to see them come to fruition and how much of it is being released all at once. There was a ton of content to look at during the summit, so let’s break it down and dig into what impact this has on the Heroes scene. Progression System Blizzard came out of the gate at the summit initially announcing the progression system showing an understanding of how important it was to the community putting it out front and center first. Level caps for both accounts and heroes are essentially gone and “players shouldn’t reach the technical caps in my lifetime”. ...

 

Hands on First Impression on Cassia!

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At the 2017 Spring Heroes Summit Blizzard gave us the opportunity to check out the newest Hero to enter the Nexus, the Amazon Cassia! A new ranged assassin being brought to the field of battle she provides some big damaging abilities alongside some series blinding abilities and a passive that, when played correctly, makes her very difficult to take down. Cassia’s passive will be bringing stutter stepping to the forefront as avoidance will be active when she is moving while not mounted and bring her an 65 armor against heroes basic attacks, a great counter to high burst auto attackers like Tracer, Valla, and Raynor. To maximize its value players will want to constantly be moving while getting attacks in during movements. Her Q ability, Lightning Surge harkens to the lightning Javelin so fondly remembered by Diablo 2 players. This hits the first target in its path and then splits ...

 

Introducing Heroes 2.0

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Heroes is a constantly changing, constantly evolving game and nothing reflects that more than today’s announcement of Heroes of the Storm 2.0. This new and improved version of Heroes reflects the evolution of the game since launch and a bold vision for the future. The core gameplay will remain unchanged. Heroes will continue to be the Hero Brawler that we all know and love. Whether you enjoying putting a beat down on AI opponents or grinding the Hero League ladder, all of your favorite modes of play will remain. Almost everything else it seems is changing and for the better. Progression System Overhaul Since it was first mentioned last year at Blizzcon, the revamp to Hero and Player leveling has been an eagerly awaited feature. This change is at the center of Heroes 2.0. Gone are level caps. Heroes can be leveled infinitely and your Player Level will now be ...

 

Balance Update For March 28, 2017

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Balance Updates aren’t just for Wednesdays anymore. A new balance patch was released today including changes to Ragnaros, Arthas, Tychus, and Probius just to name a few Heroes. Here is the TLDR version: Cho’Gall, Tychus, Murky, Probius, and Leoric are all receiving buffs. Ragnaros, Varian, Tassadar, and Arthas are all receiving nerfs. There are also several bug fixes, most notably the Zarya bug that was causing disconnects in some situations. Find the full details for all of these changes in the patch notes below....

Heroes of the Storm is a complexed game. With over 6o Heroes and 12 Battlegrounds, there is no such thing as a definitive strategy. To succeed you have to not only be able to outthink your opponents, but you have to be able to outplay them as well. Whether you are a new player drawn in by the recent For Azeroth promotion or a veteran who has been around since Technical Alpha there is always something new to learn. With that in mind, here are five things that you may not know that can make you a better Heroes of the Storm player. You can ping AI teammates to get them to follow you Unfortunately, disconnects are a part of any online game and Heroes is no exception. A storm might have knocked out their internet or maybe they just realized their Hot Pocket was done. Whatever the reason, the ...

 

Heroes of the Dorm: Upsets Abound

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Over four hundred teams registered for Heroes of the Dorm in hopes of making it onto the big stage and winning free college tuition. After today, only four teams remain to chase that dream. The early story of the event was the large number of upsets. Group A was particularly volatile with the 3, 4, and 5 seeds all falling in the opening round. The chaos continued in the second round when top-seeded Illinois fell to Stony Brook University and 6 seeded Texas A&M fell to Bellevue. With so many top seeds eliminated, the path was clear for second-seeded LSU to make their way out of the bracket and they did so in style by not dropping a single game. LSU is a team of HotD veterans and they also feature two members of the top-ranked HGC Open Division team, LFM eSports. Expect them to be a favorite to reach the Grand ...

 

Just as the dust settles on HGC action with the conclusion of the Eastern Clash, the competition sparks back up in yet another region. This week saw the commencement of ANZ HGC Season 2 produced by Gamestah. The Swiss style tournament has come back for the latest season with prizes and the ever important seed into the Regional Final up for grabs. Gamestah has changed things up slightly this season with the competition running over 5 weeks rather than 4, though the Swiss style tournament itself has stayed true being a 5 round best of 1. This gives the tournament and the teams much diversity each week, never generating stale competition. Blizzard ANZ also stepped up this season providing all entrants that participate in all 5 weeks a free Hero and Skin Bundle plus a sizeable prize pool for the top 2 winning teams. This marketing scheme proved a success ...

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