You know, it’s been some time since we’ve had some patch notes news to write about for Heroes of the Storm, so consider this a happy (if rare) occasion where we look at some fresh new updates applied to the MOBA today.
First off is the CraftWars event which melds certain heroes from StarCraft and Warcraft together into a single new hero, like Gazlowe piloting an SCV, Anduin Wrynn and Valerian Mengsk merging in to one, or Artanis turning into a Dranei. As one would expect, this event features some pretty unique skins while the event itself promises “the wildest matchup the Nexus has ever seen.”
The update has also added a new Nexus Anomaly focused on a new ability known as the Gladiator’s Medallion, which lets characters become Unstoppable for one second but has a five minute-long cooldown. Almost all heroes will get this new ability while playing in this mode, with the exception of Deathwing and Gall.
There’s much more in this update like the addition of an ARAM (All Random All Mid) mode that replaces Brawl, some reworks to D.Va and Gazlowe, the return of several seasonal items to the Collection, and changes to quest win requirements for Storm League Season 4 among other things. All of it is detailed in the patch notes.