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A new Monkey King Samuro skin inspired by Sun Wukong was announced lately and will be released as part of the upcoming Lunar New Year event.
Gold Club World Championship unveiled a new skin for Samuro. You can view the announcement video below. It has themed abilities for example Critical Strike will trigger his classic fire eyes.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Lunar Festival event in Heroes of the Storm!
Next week, Ragnaros will hit test servers. It's likely there will also be a balance update. Trikslyr wrote on reddit that a new balance Q/A is scheduled for December 6 and will last roughly 1.5 hours.
BlizzCon has come and gone, and as we move forward, we’d like to touch base with the community in regards to Heroes of the Storm’s Balance! We’ll be hosting a Q&A on Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30 p.m. PST right here in /r/HeroesoftheStorm, and the following game designers will be here tackle your questions about upholding balance in the Nexus:
/u/Blizz_Daybringer – Brett Crawford (Balance Designer) /u/BlizzCooper – Matt Cooper (Lead Balance Designer) /u/BlizzNeyman – Alex Neyman (Balance Designer) /u/BlizzAZJackson – Adam Jackson (Balance Designer) /u/BlizzClaudio – Claudio Gentilini (Producer) /u/Blizz_AKlontzas - Alexander Klontzas (Producer) The Q&A will last roughly 1.5 hours, so make sure to post your questions about game balance and live updates in the thread we’ll be creating on the morning of December 6th. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note: We’ll also be asking players from non-English speaking communities to partake in the Q&A by submitting their questions to the Community Managers representing their regions. As such, you might see a few Blizzard Community Managers posting questions (in English) on behalf of their communities during the Q&A. Feel free to upvote those questions if you’d like to see answers to them.
The last balance update dates back to November 15 when Varian was released. We've seen some hotfixes on November 21. My wild guess would be balance update next week and Ragnaros live the week after. Reworked Haunted Mines should be back too.
Weekly Sale items for the week of December 6 have been announced.
Weekly Sale Items: December 6 - 13, 2016:
The following items have been selected for next week
Gul'dan — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP Balespider Gul'dan Skin — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP Marshal Raynor Skin — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP (Source)
Weekly Sale Items Reminder
This week's sale items can be found here.
Druid of the Flame Malfurion Skin
The Druid of the Flame Malfurion Bundle was added to the game lately and it has themed abilities. Details are available in our preview.
One shot, one kill! All players are locked in as Nova. A single Snipe will eliminate the opponent. Ghost Protocol is this week's brawl!
Players have access to all talents. All deaths remove 1 point from the enemy core. The first team to bring down the enemy core to 0 wins. Completing three matches awards the Ghost Protocol portrait and 1,000 Gold.
Lock and load, Heroes! Our newest Heroes Brawl mode is Ghost Protocol, an all-Nova snipe-battle on Towers of Doom. Be sure to practice your aim before heading into battle, because every shot counts in this game mode – Snipe not only instantly kills enemy Heroes, but it also reduces the enemy team’s Core health by 1! Good luck, have fun!
Every player is locked in as Nova, Default skin vs. Spectres Landing a Snipe on an enemy Hero will instantly kill them All deaths remove one health from the opposing team’s Core All players have full access to Talents and Heroic Abilities Be the first team to bring the enemy’s Core health to zero to secure victory! REWARDS:
Complete three matches of Ghost Protocol to earn 1,000 Gold and the following portrait:
The Nexus Challenge has been introduced in mid-November and is here to stay until January 4, 2017. It offers quite interesting Heroes that are a beneficial addition to your roster, a 31-day Stimpack and even more rewards if you're into Overwatch.
If you feel like it's taking too long to complete the 30 games then you're doing it wrong! Most of this is common sense, but you can easily finish it in several hours, because AI games with Friends count towards the 30 game requirement.
First, join an in-game chat, such as /lfg or /reddit. It makes looking for other people who also want to complete the objective much easier. The easiest method is to complete 30 games with AI set to Beginner with 4 other players. You can completely ignore objectives and all players should focus on pushing a single lane together. This is called AI rush and my games usually take no more than 5-6 minutes before we destroy the enemy core. I've been even able to complete a game in 4:40.
If you're joining a random group, don't forget to right-click a player's portrait and add him as a friend. I usually do this with every group member, because sometimes a single person doesn't confirm it. Don't start the game by clicking "Ready" unless at least one player has accepted your friend request or the next game played won't count toward the Nexus Challenge requirement. We've got guides ready for all the Heroes you get from the challenge Auriel Greymane Kerrigan Li-Ming Zarya Ideal compositions for speed runs, should include Sylvanas (to disable structures), Auriel (no mana dependency), Zarya or Tassadar for shields etc. (thanks to @Krazyito for pointing out).