HotS: Dustin Browder on Arena Mode & Possible Lunara Buffs

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Dustin Browder is back after the holiday hiatus answering questions. This time, we learn more about the upcoming Arena Mode and possible Lunara buffs.


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After being asked, whether Arena's coming in Q1 2016, Browder replied that the new game mode still needs more work.




An interesting reddit thread regarding Lunara was passed down to developers. It provides a lot of insight on her current state. A user on Twitter also claims her kit and stats to be weak. This is what Dustin had to say:


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