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A significant round of updates has been applied to the Heroes of the Storm beta, including the Lost Vikings as a new playable Hero, user interface improvements, Hero and Talent balance changes, and some bug fixes. Patch notes and some additional commentary from John Hodgson follow.

 

Highlights from the patch notes:

  • Lost Vikings are now available as a playable Hero.
  • Raynor has been reworked in design.
  • More detailed Player Profiles have been introduced, including match history and statistics.
  • The penalty system for leaving games before they are finished has changed.
  • Cores are now invulnerable until both the Keep and Fort in a single lane are destroyed.

You can view the complete patch notes on Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm blog.

 

Designer John 'Johnzee' Hodgson also posted some clarification regarding the rationale behind many of the talent and Hero rebalancing changes that were made, including a walkthrough of the Raynor revamp.

 

The big changes are targeted at crowd control effects, with tweaks to Chen, Rehgar, Tyrael, and Zeratul all explicitly designed to mitigate the loss of player control. Those posts are available on the Heroes forums here.

 

Finally, Blizzard has put out a short trailer for The Lost Vikings that is worth a watch:

 

 

If you haven't already joined the Heroes beta, keep an eye out for invites or key giveaway contests, or purchase a Founder's Pack any time for immediate access.

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