Heroes of the Storm – Latest Update Adds a Number of New Features

Blizzard announced that a new patch has been released for Heroes of the Storm. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play online team brawler starring Blizzard’s characters and according to the team, a number of new features have now been added to Heroes of the Storm with today’s patch. This patch will be auto-downloaded from Battlenet, and you can view its complete changelog below.

New Battleground:
· Tomb of the Spider Queen, a brand new 3-lane Battleground
o Spider Minions and enemy Heroes will drop magical Gems of Power upon death
* Collect these Gems and turn them in to the Spider Queen’s Altars, which can be found in-between lanes at the center of the Battleground
o Once either team has relinquished enough Gems to the Spider Queen, her Webweavers will descend and travel down each lane to siege the opposing team on three fronts

· Sylvanas Windrunner, a new unique specialist:
o Basic Abilities
* Withering Fire (Q)
· Shoot the closest enemy for 25 damage, preferring Heroes; stores 5 charges
· Deals 10 damage, and an additional 40 damage over 2 seconds, to target unit; this effect spreads to nearby units
* Haunting Wave (E)
· Send forth a wave of banshees, dealing 30 damage to all targets; reactivate to teleport to the banshees’ location
o Trait
* Black Arrows
· Basic Attacks and Abilities stun Minions, Mercenaries, and Towers
o Heroic Abilities
* Wailing Arrow ®
· Shoot an arrow that explodes for 200 damage and silences enemies for 2.5 seconds; can be reactivated to detonate the arrow early
* Possession ®
· Force an enemy Minion to fight for you; it gains 20% Attack Damage and Health

· Team League, the second mode of Ranked play in Heroes of the Storm
o With Team League, players can create named teams with dedicated rosters in order to participate in ranked, competitive Heroes of the Storm matches as a group against other teams of similar skill
o In order to participate in Team League, players must meet the following requirements:
* Reach Level 40
* Own 10 or more Heroes (weekly free rotation Heroes do not count toward this requirement)
* Create or join a team that has at least five members logged in and ready to play in Team League

· New Progression System:
o Hero Progression
* The maximum Hero Level has been increased from 10 to 20
* New rewards have been added:
· 1,250 Gold at Hero Level 15
· 2,500 Gold at Hero Level 20
o Player Progression
* New rewards have been added:
· 7 Day Stimpack at Player Level 10
· 2,000 Gold at Player Levels 20, 25, 30, 35, 40
· Team League unlocked at Player Level 40
· Players who had already reached or surpassed the level requirement for these rewards prior to today’s patch will also receive them


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