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Today's scheduled maintenance (tomorrow for Europe) is bringing a new patch, which includes Winter Veil quests and offers, UI updates, bug fixes and the new ranged Hero, Lunara!

 

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Winter Veil has begun in the Nexus, and we’ve just released a brand new patch for Heroes of the Storm! Today’s update brings a new hero, revamped chat channels, and a host of holiday treats to the game.  Maintenance is ongoing, but don't worry; we'll let you know just as soon as the Nexus is back online.

 

You can check out the patch notes for today’s update below.

 

WINTER VEIL

 

Snuggle up to the warmth of your computer and get ready to fire up Heroes of the Storm, because Winter Veil has arrived to the Nexus! We’ve got a host of festive goodies that you can enjoy this holiday season, but the celebration won’t last forever. Be sure to check out the treats below before Winter Veil concludes on Tuesday, January 12.

 

New Special Event Quest: 30 Days of Winter Veil

  • Play 15 Games – Earn a 4 day Stimpack
  • Play 50 Games – Earn a 10 day Stimpack
  • Please note: Each game played during Winter Veil will count toward progress for both Special Event Quests.

Festive Treasure Goblin Mount

  • All players can ride the brand new Festive Treasure Goblin Mount for free during Winter Veil!
  • This limited-time Mount cannot be purchased, and will only be available during Winter Veil, so be sure to pick it during Hero Select before readying up!

Winter Veil Items in the Shop

  • Several new Winter Veil skins and bundles, including Sugar Plum Sylvanas and Greatfather Stitches, have arrived to the Shop for a limited time! Check out the Shop section below for details.
  • As part of our Recruit a Friend celebration, all brand new Heroes, Mounts, Bundles, and Skins introduced with today’s patch will be available at 50% off their normal real-money prices through the end of the year!

 

NEW HERO

 

Lunara, First Daughter of Cenarius, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of her Abilities.

 

Mount

  • Dryad’s Swiftness
    • Lunara cannot use Mounts. Instead, you move 20% faster by leaping short distances.

Trait

  • Nature’s Toxin
    • Your Basic Attacks and damaging Abilities poison the target, dealing damage each second for 3 seconds.

Basic Abilities

  • Noxious Blossom (Q)
    • After 0.5 seconds, cause an area to explode with pollen, dealing damage.
  • Crippling Spores (W)
    • Enemies currently afflicted by Nature’s Toxin have its duration increased by 3 seconds and are slowed by 40%, decaying over 3 seconds.
  • Wisp (E)
    • Spawn a Wisp to scout an area. Can be redirected once active. Lasts 45 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Thornwood Vine ®
    • Send forth vines that deal damage to all enemies in a line. Can hold 3 charges.
  • Leaping Strike ®
    • Leap over an enemy, attacking and slowing the target by 80% for 0.35 seconds. Can hold 2 charges.

 

SHOP

 

As mentioned above, all brand new Heroes, Mounts, Bundles, and Skins introduced with today’s patch will be available at 50% off their normal real-money prices through the end of the year.

 

Bundles

  • New Bundles have been added for a limited time!
    • Winter Veil 2015 Bundle
    • Winter Veil 2015 Ultimate Bundle
    • Sentinel Lunara Bundle

Heroes

  • Lunara has been added to the in-game Shop

Mounts

  • New Mount
    • Champion’s Nexagon
      • Celebrate Cloud9’s victory at BlizzCon 2015 by riding the Champion’s Nexagon, which features the Cloud9 logo and team colors!
      • This mount can only be purchased with Gold, and is available until February.
  • Returning Mounts
    • Reign-Deer – Exclusively available during Winter Veil
    • Lunar Tiger
    • Magic Carpet
  • Mount Removals
    • Cyber Wolf
    • Dire Wolf
    • Tyrael’s Charger

Price Changes

  • Zagara’s prices have been reduced to 4,000 Gold and $6.49 USD.

Skins

  • New Skins
    • Greatfather Winter Stitches – Exclusively available during Winter Veil
    • Sugar Plum Sylvanas – Exclusively available during Winter Veil
    • Master Lunara
    • Sentinel Lunara
  • Returning Skins
    • Great-father Winter Rehgar – Exclusively available during Winter Veil
    • Winter Veil Jaina – Exclusively available during Winter Veil

 

USER INTERFACE

 

In-Game UI

  • Score Screens
    • Kills, Deaths, and Assists have been reordered on in-game and end-of-game Score Screens to read as Kills, Assists, and Deaths.

Social Features

  • The chat system has been redesigned.
    • Chat channels are now split into collapsible groupings on the right side of the chat panel.
    • All players who have joined a chat channel are now listed under that channel’s name on the right side of the chat panel, along with their portrait, Battletag, and current status.
    • Inactive players will now be automatically removed from public chat channels and will rejoin once they become active again.
  • Chat navigation
    • The chat panel can be expanded in height using the arrow button found in the upper-right corner.
    • Players will be notified in the upper-left corner of the chat pane if they have missed any messages from conversations they are not actively viewing.
    • Players can now quickly view and switch among all chat channels that they are taking part in by clicking the new arrow button in the upper-left corner of the chat panel.
      • Additionally, players can cycle through the list of chat channels they have open by pressing Ctrl + Tab and Ctrl + Shift + Tab.
  • Custom Game Lobby Links
    • Players in Custom Game lobbies can now create a clickable link and share it in chat channels to allow others to join the lobby.
      • Create a link to a Custom Game lobby by typing the following (without quotes) into any chat channel: “[lobby]”
      • Players may also send a message along with their lobby links by typing “/lobbylink” followed by their desired text

Loading Screens

  • Portrait Border Display
    • Loading Screens will now only display portrait borders that are relevant to each play mode. Each loading screen will display portrait borders as follows:
      • Quick Match, Custom Games, and Versus A.I. - Basic border and account level.
      • Hero League - Hero League rank.
      • Team League - Team League rank.
  • Party Indicator Icons
    • New Loading Screen icons have been added to indicate which players queued together as a party.
      • Players in the same party will appear next to each other on loading screens.
      • Parties will be separated by icon color so that it is easier to see how many parties there are, and how many players are in each.

Looking for Party Changes

  • The Looking for Party feature on the Home screen has been renamed to Party Finder.
    • The Party Finder will now display any friends who are online in addition to players who are looking to join a party.
    • Friends who are online but not yet looking for a party will be listed as “online” or “in a party”. When they are looking for a party or looking for more, the text will update appropriately.
  • Hovering the cursor over player portraits in the looking for party list will now display a tooltip that indicates which chat channel you have in common.
  • Looking for Party has been added to the Friends list.

 

DESIGN AND GAMEPLAY

 

Matchmaking

  • A new Warrior rule has been added to Quick Match that now prevents teams that do not have a Warrior hero from being matched with teams that do have a Warrior.

A.I. Improvements

  • General
    • AI players will now move more efficiently on offense and retreat.
    • Slight improvements have been made to the way that AI players will perform several map objectives.
  • Difficulty-Specific Improvements
    • Adept AI will now choose Talents from pre-defined Talent builds, much like Veteran and Elite AI do already.
    • Elite AI will now focus their attacks on low Health enemies and chase more often.

 

HEROES

 

TASSADAR

  • Plasma Shield (Q)
    • Can now be cast on allies located in the Hall of Storms

 

ARTANIS

  • Basic Attack range increased by 25%
  • Phase Prism (E)
    • Range and speed have each been increased by 15%

 

CHO

Developer Comments: Artanis was having a harder time sticking to opponents than we’d like.  This was hurting his ability to disrupt the enemy team and his ability to survive.  We feel that a slight increase to his base kit will help alleviate this issue, while maintaining a lot of the playstyle (and counterplay) that we currently enjoy.  The increased range on Phase Prism and his Basic Attacks should help him feel better to play, and help him more successfully fulfill his aggressive Warrior role. These changes are intentionally slight, as we feel Artanis is very close to being extremely powerful in today’s game.

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 110 to 120
  • Base Health increased from 3360 to 3528
  • Base Health Regeneration increased from 7 to 7.35 per second

 

BUG FIXES

Developer Comments: Cho’gall’s win rate has been trending up since his release, but it is still a bit lower than we’d like. We have plans to improve Cho’gall with Talent changes in the future, but we wanted to give him a small buff before then.

 

Heroes and Talents

  • Azmodan’s Globe of Annihilation will now deal the correct amount of damage while under the effects of Black Pool and the Taste for Blood Talent.
    • This fix will also resolve incorrect damage amounts for similar Talent interactions, such as Muradin’s Storm Bolt with the Sledgehammer and Perfect Storm Talents, as well as Falstad’s Gathering Storm and Overdrive Talents.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Leoric’s Drain Hope to end prematurely.
  • Fixed several situations in which summoned units could return directly to lane rather than continuing to attack nearby enemies while capturing a Mercenary Camp.
  • Tychus’ Hero model will no longer disappear after capturing a Fort on the Towers of Doom Battleground.
  • Artanis’ Purifier Beam will no longer track Murky back to his Egg if Murky was killed just as the Ability was cast.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Brightwing’s Phase Shield to be applied to Cho’gall inconsistently.
  • Diagonally placed Shrubs will no longer sometimes fail to properly hide a Hero within.
  • Fixed an issue which could allow Cho’gall to regenerate Health after using Consuming Blaze on certain destructible objects.
  • Punishers on the Infernal Shrines Battleground will no longer fly outside the playable area after leaping into Zeratul’s Void Prison.

User Interface

  • Allied Minion status bars will no longer appear green when they are missing Health.
  • Resolved some cases in which Hero League games could incorrectly flag players to receive leaver penalties.
  • Pressing the Enter key while casting certain Abilities will no longer cause the key to behave as though it is stuck.

(source)

 

Yesterday, a promotional video for Lunara was released. We are excited to welcome her in the Nexus!

 

Players from the Americas region can download and play the new patch containing all the aforementioned updates. The maintenance was scheduled to last from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m PST, but it was extended until 10:10 a.m PST. For European players, the maintenance will begin at 2:00 a.m CET on December 16. You can check for updates here. Finally, as these lines are written, there has been no announcement yet on this week's free hero rotation.

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      New Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Pajama Party Mei Heroic Bundle Nexoweight Championship Bundle Mal'gaucho Mal'Ganis Skin Pack El Bandido Imperius Skin Pack Gata de Batalla Li Li Skin Pack Nexomania Best Bros Bundle Nexomania Bitter Rivals Bundle Pumped up Pato Bundle New Skins Renowned Mei Vanguard Mei Pajama Party Mei Panda Pajama Party Mei Gnoll Pajama Party Mei Mal'gaucho Mal'Ganis Nemesis Mal'gaucho Mal'Ganis Underworld Mal'gaucho Mal'Ganis El Bandido Imperius El Fuego Imperius Sinister El Bandido Imperius Vigilante El Bandido Imperius Gata de Batalla Li Li Comeback Gata de Batalla Li Li Underworld Gata de Batalla Li Li Hulking El Chamuco Diablo Pink Singlet El Chamuco Diablo El Festejo Garrosh El Jefe Amarillo Garrosh La Medianoche Lunara La Rosa Lunara La Campeona Sonya Pink Pantera Sonya Championship El Mariachi E.T.C. El Cielo E.T.C. New Mounts Ratón de Batalla Comeback Ratón de Batalla Underworld Ratón de Batalla Pumped Up Pato Pumped Up Swan Underworld Pumped Up Pato Championship Luchihuahua Festive Luchihuahua Wild Pigñata Festive Pigñata Thraller Bill New Announcer Mei Announcer New Content Several new Portraits, Sprays and other items have been added to the Collection! Return to Top
      Storm League
      With the upcoming third Season of 2020, we wanted to make some changes to the reward structure of Storm League.
      Replacing Gold Rewards Starting with Season 3 of 2020, we are removing all Gold rewards from Storm League, End of Season prizes and Seasonal Questlines. This will also affect Season 2 rewards. The new Seasonal Questline reward structure is as follows: a Nexomania II Chest after 5 wins, a Rare Nexomania II Chest after 15 wins, and an Epic Nexomania II Chest after 30 wins. Storm League Reward Mounts Since the inception of Storm League, we have received a lot of feedback about the retirement of Ranked Play reward Mounts. We have heard you and are extremely happy to announce the return of exclusive Storm League Mounts starting next season. The ultimate and final reward of the 2020 Season 3 Questline will be the Regal Tiger Mount, which will be awarded after winning 50 games in Ranked Play. As of Season 3, you won't have to wait for the end of the Season to claim your well-earned Regal Tiger. It will become available as soon as you complete the four-step Storm League Quest Line. The mount only requires you to win 50 games and will be granted to players in all Leagues and Divisions. As usual, we're happy to listen to your feedback. Please share your thoughts with us, so we can continue to adjust and evolve the Storm League rewards further. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework: Mal'Ganis
      Base
      Vitals Health reduced from 2500 to 2450. Health Regeneration reduced from 5.21 to 5.11. Basic Attack Basic Attack damage reduced from 100 to 92. Fel Claws [Q] Damage reduced from 69 to 63. Talents
      Level 1 Vampiric Aura [Trait] Additional functionality: Mal'Ganis heals for 30% of Physical Damage dealt. Time to Feed [Passive] Healing reduced from 52 to 44. Additional functionality: If Mal'Ganis damages a nearby enemy Hero with Fel Claws, double this healing. Level 4 Fueled by Torment [W] Bonus Healing against enemy Heroes increased from 15% to 20%. Might of Sargeras [W] No longer reduces the duration of Necrotic Embrace. Echo of Doom [W] Explosion damage increased from 50 to 54. No longer increases the duration of Necrotic Embrace when its explosion damage hits enemy Heroes. Additional functionality: Gain 5 Mana and reduce the cooldown of Necrotic Embrace by .75 seconds for each enemy Hero hit by its explosion damage. Level 7 Nightmare Fuel [E] Removed. Black Claws [Q] Additional functionality: Basic Attacks after hitting enemy Heroes with Fel Claws also reduces their Armor by 15 for 2 seconds. Will of Tichondrius [Q] New functionality: Each enemy Hero hit by the first 2 slashes of Fel Claws causes the final slash to steal 1% maximum Health, up to 4%. If Mal'Ganis hits at least 4 enemy Heroes with the first 2 slashes of Fel Claws, then the final slash Stuns enemies for an additional .25 seconds. Spreading Plague [E] Adjusted functionality: Spreading Plague’s effect now starts when Mal'Ganis begins using Night Rush instead of when Night Rush expires. Level 13 The Night Beckons [E] Additional functionality: Basic Attacks deal 200% more damage to Sleeping targets. Level 16 Frenzied Assault [Passive] New functionality: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes with a higher Health percentage heal for an additional 50% of damage dealt. Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes with a lower Health percentage grant 35% Attack Speed for 2 seconds. Blind as a Bat [Active] Additional functionality: Enemy Heroes hit by the final slash of Fel Claws reduces the cooldown of this Ability by 5 seconds. Level 20 Vanquish the Weak [Q] Slow amount increased from 15% to 25%. Alone in the Dark [E] Additional functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Night Rush by 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Murky
      Base
      Spawn Egg [Trait] Health increased from 324 to 420. Health Scaling changed from 30 to 4% per level. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue where Toys 1 Event reward Portraits could not be equipped for those who had earned them in Toys 1 Event in 2018. Heroes
      Anduin Anduin's Light of Stormwind now correctly removes damage over time effects. Murky Murky's Egg Health now properly scales at 4% per level. Stitches Fixed an issue where Slam would go on cooldown when Stitches was interrupted during its initial cast. Tassadar The Ranged Assassin tooltip at the bottom is now properly displaying for Tassadar. Return to Top
      A new Hero, Nexus Anomaly, and Nexomania II await in the Nexus!
    • By Oxygen
      Our thirtieth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier list for June 2020 is here!
      The latest meta tier list for June 2020 is here!
      Welcome to another Icy Veins's Meta Tier List for the June 3 patch. The goal of this list is to try and detail game's current metagame state. The prime goal of such lists is to inform players regarding popular and trending team composition drafting strategies (i.e. the drafting metagame).
      A new format, soon™
      First off: sorry for taking so long to update the list. We're in the final stage of a complete (and overdue) redesign of our tier lists. While I can't say for sure when we'll be showcasing it, it'll make both the updating process and your browsing experience that much better. In the meantime, I've restricted the class system to the system used in-game so as to reduce confusion. Stay tuned!
      Current ranked mode map rotation
      Current anomaly
      A Call For Help!. For more information about this Anomaly, simply refer to our Anomaly guide.
       

      S-tier Tank Bruiser Ranged Assassin Melee Assassin Healer Support E.T.C.   Cassia       Johanna   Mephisto        

      High-tier Tank Bruiser Ranged Assassin Melee Assassin Healer Support Blaze Sonya Falstad Ragnaros Deckard Abathur Garrosh Xul Fenix Samuro Lùcio   Mal'Ganis Yrel Greymane Thrall Rehgar       Jaina   Stukov       Kael'thas   Whitemane       Raynor           Sylvanas           Tassadar           Tracer        

      Mid-tier Tank Bruiser Ranged Assassin Melee Assassin Healer Support Arthas Artanis Azmodan Alarak Alexstrasza Zarya Anub'arak Chen Chromie Gazlowe Ana   Diablo Deathwing Hanzo Kerrigan Anduin   Muradin Dehaka Kel'Thuzad Maiev Auriel   Varian (Taunt) Leoric Li-Ming Qhira Brightwing     Malthael Lunara Zeratul Lt. Morales     Varian (Blades) Nazeebo   Malfurion     Varian (Smash) Orphea   Tyrande       Sgt. Hammer           Tychus           Valla           Zagara           Zul'jin        

      Low-tier Tank Bruiser Ranged Assassin Melee Assassin Healer Support Cho D.Va Gall The Butcher Kharazim Medivh Stitches Rexxar Genji Valeera   TLV Tyrael   Nova           Probius      
    • By Stan
      With Mei available for testing until Monday, we've updated our Heroes section and added her to the talent calculator.
      Mei is now available in the talent calculator on our site. You can access it by clicking on the image below.

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