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Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes: March 1, 2016

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A new patch is live in the Americas and will go live later today in other regions. It introduces a variety of new features and changes.

 

We have already covered most of the new additions of this patch, but let's take another look at them anyway. Xul, Cryptic Necromancer is the new Hero that will join the Nexus from this week. Two new UI features will also be added: more observer slots and ability cooldown announcements.

 

Moreover, the weekly balance changes (mistakenly posted under the World of Warcraft tag) are contained in this patch and they involve Nova and Rehgar. New bundles have been added and there are various bug fixes, too. Lastly, Lunar Festival 2016 is officially over.

 

Here are the full patch notes:

 

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General

 

Lunar Festival 2016

  • The Monkey Elder has vanished from the Nexus, and this year’s Lunar Festival event has reached its conclusion, along with several limited-time promotions.
    • Lunar Festival Special Event quests are no longer available, and players can no longer earn progress toward, or unlock, the rewards they offer.
    • Lunar Festival bundles have been removed from the in-game Shop. Review the Shop section of the patch notes below for details.
 

New Hero

 

Xul, Cryptic Necromancer, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of his Abilities.

 

Trait

  • Raise Skeleton
    • When a nearby enemy Minion dies, it becomes a Skeletal Warrior for 15 seconds. Up to 4 Skeletal Warriors can be active at once.

Basic Abilities

  • Bone Armor (1)
    • Activate to gain a Shield equal to 25% of your maximum Health for 3 seconds.
  • Spectral Scythe (Q)
    • Summon a scythe at target location that travels toward you after a 1 second delay, damaging enemies in its path.
  • Cursed Strikes (W)
    • Once activated, your Basic Attacks over the next 4 seconds deal damage in a wide arc and reduce the Attack Speed of enemies hit by 50% for 2 seconds.
  • Bone Prison (E)
    • After a 2 second delay, root target enemy in place for 2 seconds.

Heroic Abilities

  • Poison Nova ( R )
    • After a short delay, release poisonous missiles that deal massive poison damage over 10 seconds to all enemies hit.
  • Skeletal Mages ( R )
    • Summon 4 Skeletal Mages in a line that attack nearby enemies and slow them by 30% for 2 seconds. Lasts up to 15 seconds.

Shop

 

Bundles

  • New Bundles have been added for a limited time!
    • Serpent King Xul Bundle
    • Eternal Conflict Bundle
    • Eternal Conflict Ultimate Bundle

Heroes

  • Xul has been added to the in-game Shop

Mounts

  • New Mounts
    • Cloud Serpent – Exclusively available through purchase of the Serpent King Xul Bundle. This Mount will become purchasable as an individual item about four weeks from today.
  • Mount Removals
    • Lunar Dragon – This Mount was exclusively available by purchasing the Lunar Festival 2016 Bundle, and will return as an individual item in the future.

Price Reductions

  • Thrall’s prices have been reduced to $8.49 USD and 7,000 Gold.

Skins

  • New Skins
    • Serpent King Xul
 

User Interface

 

Custom Games

  • Observer Slots
    • Four more Observer Slots have been added to Custom Game lobbies, which now allow for up to 6 Observers in total.
    • This change also affects Replay lobbies, meaning that up to 16 players can now use Watch with Others to view Replays simultaneously.

In-Game UI

  • General
    • Abilities that use charges will now display charge cooldown timers over the Ability icon.
    • Buffs that use charges, such Block or Focused Attack, will now display charge cooldown timers in the Buff bar found next to the Hero portrait.
  • Cooldown and Status Announcements
    • Players can now press ALT and left-click any of their Ability or Talent icons to quickly indicate their remaining Ability cooldown durations to teammates via chat messages.
      • This can also be used to indicate the current number of charges on Abilities like Brightwing’s Phase Shift, or Xul’s Raise Skeleton.
      • Additionally, players can now also use ALT + Left-click to indicate when an Ability is not on cooldown, but they do not have enough Mana to cast it.
    • Players who are below 25% of their total Health or Mana can now ALT + Left-click their own Health and Mana bars in the lower-left corner of the screen to inform teammates that they are low on the associated resource.
    • Take a look at our recent blog post to see how these features will appear in-game.

 

Heroes

 

Assassin

 

Nova

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  • Snipe (Q)
    • Damage increased from 295 (+4% per level) to 310 (+4% per level)
    • Snipe Master (Talent)
      • Damage bonus per stack increased from 12% to 15%. This effect can still stack up to 5 times

Developer Comments:
We are continuing to tune Snipe Master to make it a more attractive choice, assuming you are consistently landing your Snipes.

 

Support

 

Rehgar

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  • Lightning Shield (W)
    • Electric Charge (Talent)
      • Bonus to Lightning Shield radius decreased from 33% to 25%
    • Stormcaller (Talent)
      • No longer increases Lightning Shield duration
    • Earthshield (Talent)
      • Shield amount reduced from 15% to 12% of the target’s maximum Health
  • Ancestral Healing ( R )
    • Cooldown increased from 80 to 100 seconds
  • Bloodlust ( R )
    • Mana cost reduced from 125 to 70

Developer Comments:
 The initial round of Rehgar nerfs weren’t quite enough to bring his winrate down to a level that we think is healthy. We like that his base kit feels powerful, so we are aiming to reduce the synergy between his Lightning Shield Talents. We are also increasing Ancestral Healing’s cooldown to better reflect the healing power it brings to a teamfight. The Bloodlust Mana change is simply a quality of life improvement. Overall, we enjoy how Rehgar plays right now, and are excited to see him bring other Heroes, such as Illidan, back into prominence. With that in mind, we’re aiming to cautiously nerf Rehgar over time as we bring this Shaman in line with other Healers.

 

Bug Fixes

 

General

  • Corrected several typos and tooltip errors across several aspects of the game. 

Battlegrounds

  • Towers will now properly fire Ammo provided by an allied M.U.L.E. immediately after 2 Ammo has been restored.

Heroes and Talents

  • Fixed an issue that could cause Tychus to walk or stand while Mounted.
  • Brightwing’s Phase Shift cooldown will no longer be reset after activating the Rewind Talent.
  • Gall will no longer be separated from Cho after manually exiting a Dragon Knight or Garden Terror.
  • Gazlowe’s Rock-It! Turrets will now properly attack Doubloon Chests on Blackheart’s Bay.
  • Li-Ming’s Critical Mass Trait will no longer trigger when one of The Lost Vikings is killed if she did not participate in the takedown.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause the effects of Li-Ming’s Aether Walker Talent to become permanent under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Li-Ming’s Magic Missiles to fire in erratic directions when cast immediately after exiting Archon form.
  • The effects of Nova’s Explosive Round Talent will now be properly applied to Snipe after casting Rewind and Snipe in rapid succession.
  • The Gladiator’s War Shout Talent will no longer cause Rehgar’s Bloodlust to affect Heroes outside its intended area of effect.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Uther to become stuck in a death state if he was killed while the Redemption Talent’s cooldown expired.

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      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Polar Vortex's Attack Speed malus to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Cooling Servos while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Induce Hibernation to apply to non-Heroes. Skating Away now displays a Block visual. Mephisto
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Reaction to not be affected by damage reduction if caused by a Shade of Mephisto's Lightning Nova. Muradin
      Fixed an issue that caused Bronzebeard Rage's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to grant Perfect Storm progress while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Give Em' The Ax while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Grand Slam to grant a charge of Haymaker for each Hero that took part in the takedown. Storm Bolt will no reveal the target for 2 seconds. Muradin is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Thunder Burn empowered by Thunderstrike damages an enemy. Perfect Storm quest tracker icon updated. Murky
      Fixed an issue that caused Big Tuna Kahuna's health bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other health bonuses. Fixed an issue that caused Time To Krill to heal the target Murky if they have selected Fish Tank. Fixed an issue that caused Time To Krill to not heal the applying Murky if they have selected Fish Tank. Murky no longer reveals in area around him after his Egg is slain. Octo-Grab will now reveal the target while active, instead of for a fixed 4 seconds in a 0.75 radius. Octo-Grab will now reveal the target for 2 seconds when first cast. Slime will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Pufferfish will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Nazebo
      Fixed an issue that caused Plague of Toads to hit Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that allowed targeted abilities against the Plague of Toads unit. Nova
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoys to be revealed to the enemy when their border becomes visible. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoys to reveal the area around them when slain for 1 second. Fixed an issue that caused Anti Armor Shell's Physical Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's damage readout in the Target Info Panel to display incorrectly with Anti-Armor Shells selected while their Basic Attack is on cooldown. Fixed an issue that caused Anti-Armor Shells to reduce the Physical Armor of the target before the damage is dealt. Triple Tap will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Precision Strike will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Explosive Snipe will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Snipe no longer reveals in an area around the target. Rapid Reprojection icon updated. Orphea
      Difficulty increased from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit to not be empowered when gaining the 10th stack. Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's empowered to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Eternal Feast to search for dead units. Fixed an issue that caused Dead Magic to deal damage if the splashed to target is Evading. Dead Magic now reveals the area for 0.75 seconds. Probius
      Fixed an issue that caused Construct Additional Pylons to increase the damage of Pylon Overcharge by more than intended. Qhira
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rage to track units after they have been slain. Fixed an issue that caused Upstage to not be granted if the number of tracked targets is not reached due to targets dying from Blood Rage. Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rage's activation to grant a stack of Fatal Wounds. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Your Pain, My Gain while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Finishing Touch while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed if the target is brought to below 50% of their Maximum Health. Basic Attacks no longer reveal targets hit. Swing Life Away now display Spell Armor visuals. Ragnaros
      Lava Wave will no longer collect Experience Globes (NOTE: Last hits will still function). Fixed an issue that caused Tempered Flame to increase Ragnaros's Self Healing when Shields granted. Fixed an issue that caused Cauterize Wounds to not display correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused non-Heroes to not reduce the cooldown of Blistering Attacks with Empower Sulfuras. Raynor
      Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper damage to not display in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper damage to not increase Raynor's relevant score entries. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper to only reveal Raynor's non-updating position if unseen when dealing damage to an enemy. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper to not be correctly modified by damage modification from other Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused damage dealt by Hyperion created by Execute Orders to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Give em' Some Pepper will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Rehgar
      Fixed an issue that caused Elemental Conduit to increase Rehgar's Self Healing when damage is prevented to allied Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused Colossal Totem's recast to be available for less than the duration of Earthbind Totem. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger of the Wolf to activate while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Bloodlust to not apply to channeled Basic Attacks. Rexxar
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Aspect of The Hawk's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to gain more Movement Speed than intended while Rexxar is Mounted. Fixed an issue that caused Unleash the Boars damage to not be modified by most forms of damage modification. Fixed an issue that caused Kill Command's damage bonus to be multiplicative. Fixed an issue that caused Wildfire's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to lose the benefits of Primal Intimidation once slain. Wildfire Bear now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Samuro
      Difficulty increased from Hard to Very Hard. Wind Walk healing increased from 1% to 3%. Way of the Wind healing reduced from 5% to 4%. Fixed an issue that caused Way of the Wind to increase Samuro's Healing score instead of his Self Healing score. Mirror Image reveal of nearby units on death now matches other Heroic units. Sgt. Hammer
      Tank Mode Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects (Example: Block charges will now be consumed). Tank Mode Splash will now trigger if the Sgt. Hammer is Blinded. Splash damage and triggering effects will still be prevented. Tank Mode Splash will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Tank Mode Splash attacks will no longer reveal targets hit. Sonya
      Fixed an issue that caused Leap to not grant Unstoppable while active. Rampage icon updated. Stitches
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Putrid Bile's Pools to not have their damage modified by other Heroes effects placed onto Stitches. Stukov
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to not be reset correctly by Try Mode, Sandbox reset cooldowns. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to deal more damage than intended when applying Weighted Pustule. Fetid Touch icon updated. Reactive Ballistospores icon updated. Reactive Ballistospores is now considered an active talent, instead of a Weighted Pustule talent. Sylvanas
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Banshee Queen's active bonuses to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to apply Overwhelming Affliction's slow when fired. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows stacks while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows activated non-Hero Stun. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Mercenary Queen's Mercenary Stun. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Evasive Fire's duration refresh while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Lost Soul's cooldown reduction while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused enemies hit by Deafening Blast's bonus damge area to not be revealed for 2 seconds. Fixed an issue that caused enemies hit by Deafeaning Blast's bonus damage area to not be affected by Black Arrow's activated non-Hero stun. Fixed an issue that caused Catapults to grant more Experience than intended when Possessed. Remorseless will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Remorseless will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Wailing Arrow no longer reveals in a radius around Sylvanas when cast. Wailing Arrow will now reveal the search area for 0.75 seconds. Remorseless icon updated. Tassadar
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Feedback's Physical Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Archon's Basic Attacks Spell Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Executor's Will to not increase Healing dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Oracle's passive healing to not be displayed in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Archon's Basic Attacks to reduce the Spell Armor of targets while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Khaydarin Amulet now requires the target to be visible to start the link. Khaydarin Amulet will now reveal the target for so long as the link remains active. Khaydarin Amulet will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Khaydarin Amulet will no longer bounce to Invulnerable enemies. Archon Basic Attacks Splash will no longer reveal targets. Archon Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. The Butcher
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Butcher to lose more Meat than intended when slain. Cleaver no longer reveals targets hit. Cleaver will now reveal the search area for 0.75 seconds. Furnace Blast will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Butcher is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Lamb to the Slaughter damages an enemy. The Lost Vikings
      Viking Hoard will now display the stacks as a baseline quest in the talents tab of the scoreboard. Fixed an issue that caused It's a Sabotate to apply while Erik is Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Hunka Burning Olaf's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Baleog's Basic Attacks when fired from a distance effect reveal duration increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds. Baleog's Basic Attacks when fired at close range will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Hunka Burning Olaf will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Nordic Attack Squad icon updated. Thrall
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks while Windfury is active to grant stacks of Frostwolf Resilience while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Feral Resilience will now display Block visuals. Tracer
      Fixed an issue that caused Heavy Handed's Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Telefrag while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Quantum Spike Pulse Bombs will now explode at the same time as other Pulse Bombs when a unit is Hit, instead of 0.3125 seconds later. Fixed an issue that caused Is That a Healthpack?! to heal Vehicles if selected. Fixed an issue that caused Composition B + Quantum Spike to deal percent damage to non-Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused Parting Gift to hit Invulnerable enemies. Total Recall will now increase Tracer's Self Healing when Tracer is healed. Total Recall will now display floating combat text when Tracer is healed. Total Recall will now display in the Death Recap. Completing a Reload will now display floating combat text for the amount of Ammo restored. Locked and Loaded will no longer cause Basic Attacks to display as criticals. Locked and Loaded will cause the floating combat text for ammo restored by Reload to display as a critical. While Locked and Loaded is active, Tracer's Ammo Bar will have a slight pulsing glow around it. This is only visible to Tracer and her Allies. While Locked and Loaded is active, Tracer's Reload button on the Command Bar will have a pulsing glow around it. Ricochet now requires Tracer to have selected Tracer Rounds to reveal targets. Ricochet will now only bounce to visible targets. Ricochet will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Ricochet will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Bullet Spray will now reveal targets hit. Quantum Spike Pulse Bomb will now reveal identically to other Pulse Bombs, instead of in a larger radius. Untouchable icon updated. Tychus
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Bob and Weave's Basic Attack range increase to display incorrectly in the status buff bar. Sizzlin' Attacks icon updated. Tyrael
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Swift Retribution to not apply to channeled Basic Attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Bound By Law while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Burning Halo's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Archangel's Wrath explosion will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Burning Halo icon updated. Burning Halo is now classed as a Passive talent. Horadric Reforging icon updated. Horadric Reforging is now classed as a Passive talent. Tyrande
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Shadowstalk's healing over time to remain active on Leoric while Undying is active. Fixed an issue that caused Huntress Fury to not bounce to Deathwing. Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel's cooldown to be reset if a Hallucination is slain while revealed by Sentinel. Fixed an issue that caused Mark of Mending to not heal Evading allies. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Mark of Mending if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Elune's Chosen to heal for overkill damage. Tyrande is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Empower damages an enemy. Shooting Star icon updated. Uther
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Hard. Uther's Heroics will no longer be hidden while Spirit Form is active. He will not be capable of casting them. Fixed an issue that caused Holy Fire's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Holy Radiance will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Holy Radiance will now reveal enemy targets hit. Divine Storm will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Divine Storm will reveal the target for 2 seconds. Holy Fire icon updated. Valeera
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Garrote to display incorrectly in the Death Recap after extended by Rupture. Eviscerate will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Ambush will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Cheap Shot will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Garrote will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Sinister Strike will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Blade Flurry will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Valla
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Manticore's stack display to be displayed incorrectly. Manticore icon updated. Varian
      Fixed an issue that caused Second Wind to display as uncastable. Fixed an issue that caused Twin Blades of Fury's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Juggernaut to be capable of activating on-death effects multiple times on enemies. Master at Arms will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Master at Arms will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Whitemane
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Very Hard. Inquisition will now reveal targets for 2 seconds upon removal and for 0.5625 seconds each time damage is dealt. Inquisition will no longer reveal around the target. Divine Reckoning will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Searing Lash will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Saintly Greatstaff icon updated. Xul
      Fixed an issue that caused Cursed Strikes to hit targets immune to area damage. Cursed Strikes will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Backlash will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Shackler no longer reveals the area. Cursed Strikes no longer reveals targets hit. Yrel
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Holy Wrath Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects(meaning Block charges being consumed, Medivh's Raven Familiar firing if the target is a Hero). Dauntless will now display Block visuals. Holy Wrath area reveal duration reduced from 1 second to 0.75 seconds. Aegis of Light no longer reveals the area. Vindication will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Righteous Hammer will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Avenging Wrath will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Zagara
      Fixed an issue that caused Banelings to not be affected by Defense Matrix. Mutalisk Basic Attacks will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Mutalisk Basic Attacks will now bounce targets immune to area damage. Zarya
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Defensive Shielding to not apply if the target already has select forms of Block. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attack Splash to work incorrectly with Time Stop. Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Basic Attacks no longer reveal targets hit. Explosive Barrier will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Explosive Barrier will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Feel the Heat icon updated. Zeratul
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Cleave will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Zul'jin
      A Surprise For Ya no longer reveal targets. A Surprise For Ya will now only bounce to visible targets. A Surprise For Ya will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. A Surprise For Ya will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Grievous Throw will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Twin Cleave will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Guillotine will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Buzzsaw will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Return to Top
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      A new Heroes of the Storm patch is now available for playtesting on the PTR and here are the patch notes!
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      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting. We would like to take a moment to thank the community for providing insight and feedback for these changes. Although we may not reply to your feedback and posts we do listen and appreciate all of it. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.
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      General Balance Update Bug Fixes General
      Observer UI
      D.Va's Mech Healthbar is now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. Misha's Healthbar is now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. The Lost Vikings Healthbars are now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. XP Globes are now displayed as Blue for the left team and Gray for the right team. Icons
      Abathur Changed Icon color for Locust Strain. Anub'arak Changed Icon color for Chitinous Plating. Blaze Incinerator Gauntlets Icon changed to non-Heroes Damage from Basic Attacks. Cassia Martial Law Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Changed Icon color for Ball Lightning. Changed Icon color for Valkrie. Dehaka Changed Icon color for Elongated Tonuge. Diablo Changed Icon for Soul Shield to be different than Spell Shields. Genji Changed Icon color for Zanshin. Jaina Changed Improved Ice Block Button to be normal Ice Block. Illidan Fiery Brand Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Muradin Changed Icon color for Perfect Storm. Nova Changed Icon color for Rapid Projection. Sonya Rampage Icon changed to Cooldown Reduction from Basic Attacks. Sylvanas Remorseless Icon changed to Range Increase for Basic Attacks. The Lost Vikings Nordic Attack Squad Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Tychus Sizzlin' Attacks Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Tyrande Shooting Star Icon changed to Range Increase for Basic Attacks. Valla Manticore Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Whitemane Changed Icon color for Saintly Greatstaff. Zarya Feel the Heat Icon changed to Damage Increase from Basic Attacks. Abilities
      Bounce Abilities that Bounce will require all targets to be visible. Cleave Abilities that Cleave will reveal the area and does not require target to be visibile. Splash Abilities that Splash will reveal the area and does not require target to be visibile. Invulnerability
      Johanna Blessed Shield no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Junkrat Frag Launcher no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Kael'thas Gravity Lapse no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Li-Ming Magic Missiles no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Nazeebo Plague of Toads no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Tracer Parting Gift no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. ARAM
      Increased experience given by Experience Globes. UI
      Floating Combat Text for Experience earned from killing blows now has a gold color. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      General
      Adjusted difficulty levels for a number of Heroes. Heroes
      Samuro Increased Windwalk healing from 1% per second to 3% per second. Decreased Way of the Wind healing from 5% on cast to 4% on cast. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue that caused Evading targets to still lose armor to Hellbats and Gnolls. Fixed an issue that caused ARAM maps to use different XP systems. Heroes
      Abathur Fixed an issue that caused Abathur's Monstrosity to gain an additional 0.02 damage per stack. Toxic Next no longer reveals attackers while Arming. Anduin Moral Compass is now considered Splash damage and will not hit targets Immune to AOE. Blaze Combustion now reveals area it affects. Fixed an issue that caused Heat Treatment to not match the damage dealt by Pyromania. Fixed an issue where Oil Spill granted more vision than intended. Flame Stream now reveals targets hit. Brightwing Invisible Friends now displays a healing over time preview. Phase Shift's heal now happens after teleportation instead of at the same time. Unstable Anomaly now reveals the area it affects and enemies it hits. Butcher Cleaver AOE no longer reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Butcher to lose more than intended stacks of Fresh Meat when killed. Furnace Blast now reveals targets hit. No longer revealed when Lamb of the Slaughter damages an enemy. Cassia Fend now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Fury Bolts cast from Static Electricity and Lightning Fury to be inconsistently determined. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Fury Bolts generated by Static Electricity to not heal for the appropriate amount with Ring of the Leech. Fixed an issue where Lightning Fury Bolts were not displaying as critical hits against Blinded enemies. Martial Law no longer damages Heroes while Blinded. Surge of Light now reveals the area it affects and enemies that it hits. ChoGall Consuming Blaze now reveals targets when applied. Consuming Blaze will now interrupt channels that are interrupted by damage when applied. Dread Orb no longer has an abnormal vision height. Dread Orb now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Cthun's Gift to Slow while Blinded. Fuel for the Flame no longer deals damage to evading enemies near the Basic Attack target. Fuel for the Flame no longer deals damage to the target of Basic Attacks while Blinded. Fuel for the Flame no longer display as critical damage against Heroes. Runic Blast now reveals targets hit. Shadowbolt Volley no longer has an abnormal vision height. Shadowbolt Volley now reveals targets hit. Shadowflame now reveals targets hit. Twisting Nether now reveals targets hit. The Will of Gall is now treated as a Quest talent and displays the progress in the talents tab. Chromie Fixed an issue that caused Sand Echo's Basic Attacks to grant stacks while Blinded. Shifting Sands will no longer be removed upon death. Time Trap will no longer prevent Allies from being revealed temporarily. Time Troubles' Armor granted to allies will no longer be removed by Stasis. Unravelling's Armor debuff will now be removed by Stasis. Deathwing Death Drop's Armor Reduction is now removed by Stasis. Gaze Onto Destruction no longer reduces the damage of non-Heroes hit. Deckard Fixed an issue where Horadric Staff does not consume the cooldown when used on an Evading target. Fixed an issue where Potion of Shielding increased Deckard's Self Healing. Fixed an issue where Scroll of Sealing revealed targets for 4 seconds when taken. Dehaka Burrow no longer prevents allied abilities from affecting Dehaka. Burrow will now cleanse negative effects. Lurker Strain no longer reveals area around knocked back targets. Lurker Strain now reveals targets hit. Lurker Strain's Knockback will no longer function as a Stun. Diablo Dying Breath will now display as Apocalypse on the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Black Soulstone to be multiplicative with other health bonuses. D.Va Defense Matrix now works on Zagara's Banelings. Falstad BOOMerang's Armor Reduction is now removed by Stasis. Hammerang now reveals targets hit on return. Hammerang's explosion no longer displays as a crit after selecting BOOMerang. Hammerang's reactivation explosion now reveals targets hit. Fenix Fixed an issue that caused Divert Power: Weapons to be refreshed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that could cause Mobile Offensive to not apply when moving. Phase Bomb Splash damage now consumes Block charges. Garrosh Decimate now reveals targets hit. Into the Fray now shows up on Garrosh's Try screen. Wrecking Ball and Into the Fray now reveal targets hit. Gazlowe Adjusted Ark Reaktor damage to 36. EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper can now have the cooldown announced to your team. Mecha-Lord no longer grants Armor while Blinded. Genji Fixed an issue where Deflect did not grant full Self Healing score when preventing damage. Greymane Fixed an issue that caused Alpha Killer to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Go For the Throat to apply the incorrect cooldown to Disengage with Running Wild selected. Removed dual block visual from Thick Skin. Gul'dan Fixed self-healing bonus from Hunger for Power. Pursuit of Flame is no longer visible through fog. Hanzo Fixed an issue that allowed players to fire Storm Bow at maximum range without charging. Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Arrowheads to not reduce Armor while Blinded when applied with Storm Bow. Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Arrowheads to reduce Armor before damage is dealt with Storm Bow. Jaina Fixed an issue that caused Frost Bolt to hit targets behind Frost Bolt. Fixed an issue that caused Frost Shards to allow more than 2 additional targets to be hit. Frostbite Armor now has a block visual. Johanna Blessed Hammer now reveals the area it affects. Fixed an issue where Blessed Momentum stacks multiplicatively instead of additvely with other attack speed modifiers. Heaven's Fury no longer prevents allies from being revealed. Junkrat Fixed an issue that caused Junkrat's Frag Launcher to gain 0.002 damage per stack of Taste for Explosions. Splash damage now consumes Block charges. Kel'Thuzad Deathchill will no longer activate if the target loses Root or Slow by becoming Unstoppable. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks against Rooted Heroes to activate Icy Grasp. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks against Rooted targets to activate Hungering Cold. Fixed an issue that caused Kel'Thuzad's buttons to light up when getting 15 baseline quest stacks. Fixed an issue that caused Power of Icecrown's damage increase to be lost upon death. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Kerrigan's Self Healing to increase when she gains Assimilation Shields. Fury of the Swarm no longer reveals targets. Impaling Blades now reveals targets hit. Primal Grasp's Pulse now reveals targets hit. Psionic Shift now reveals targets hit. Ultralisk Splash damage reveals targets. Kharazim Fixed an issue that caused Insight to progress while Blinded. Leoric Buried Alive can no longer have its duration reduced. Drain Essence no longer increases his Self Healing score. Deckard's Rejuvenation is now removed on Undying. Fixed an issue where Leoric could receive Tyrande's Shadowstalk Healing when Undying was active, thereby reducing his respawn timer. Ossein Renewal can no longer be cast while Undying is active. Drain Hope, Drain Essence, and March of the Black King are now removed if the target enters a vehicle. Li-Ming Fixed an issue that caused Tal Rasha's Elements to prevent Force Armor from granting Block charges. Fixed an issue where Aether Walker would sometime not reset correctly. Lt. Morales Medi Drone no longer heals Heroes in Undying state. Lunara Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to deal percent damage while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Nature's Toxin to be applied before damage dealt. Maiev Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks while Blinded to increase Vengeful Knives damage. Fixed an issue that caused Umbral Bind to not increase Vengeful Knives damage . Mal'Ganis Winged Guard now has a block visual. Malthael Ethereal Existence now has a block visual at max stacks. Mei Fixed an issue that caused Cooling Servos to Slow while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Mei's Induce Hibernation Talent to reduce damage of non-Heroes. Skating Away now has a block visual. Murky Fixed an issue that caused Big Tuna Kahuna to be multiplicative with other health bonuses. Octograb now reveals the target instead of the area around the target. Pufferfish now reveals targets hit. Slime now reveals targets hit. While revealed, Murky will no longer reveal the area around him when his Egg is slain. Nova Anti-Armor Shells is now removed by Stasis. Anti-Armor Shells now applies debuff after damage. Explosive Snipe now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Anti-Armor Shells to display an incorrect damage value for Nova's Holo Decoys. Holo Decoys no longer reveals area when killed. Holo Decoys are now visible from the center of the unit instead of their border. Precision Strike now reveals targets hit. Snipe no longer reveals around target. Triple Tap no longer reveals area around the target, and the target is now revealed for 2 seconds afterwards, up from 1.3 seconds. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Dead Magic to splash to Evading targets. Fixed an issue that caused Empowered Eldritch Conduit to be lost on death. Fixed an issue that caused Empowered Eldritch Conduit to not be granted when going from 7 or 8 stacks to 10. Fixed an issue that caused Eternal Feast to hit dead objects. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to deal additional damage when Construct Additional Pylons is selected. Qhira Basic Attacks will no longer reveal targets hit. Blood Rage's activation no longer grants Fatal Wounds progress. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed on attacks that bring the target below 50% health. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Upstage to not apply if the targets were killed by the activation damage. Fixed an issue that caused Your Pain, My Gain to grant Armor while Blinded. Ragnaros Cauterize Wounds now displays on the Death Recap correctly. Fixed an issue that caused Empower Sulfuras to not reduce the cooldown of Blistering Attacks on non-Heroes. Tempered Flame no longer increases Self Healing on application. Lava Wave can no longer pickup or magnetize Experience Globes. Raynor Fixed an issue that caused Execute Orders to not display in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Give Em' Some Pepper damage to behaving incorrectly. Rehgar Fixed duration of Totemic Projection. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger of the Wolf to deal damage and heal while Blinded. Rexxar Fixed an issue that caused Kill Command's damage bonus to be multiplicative. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to not gain Primal Intimidation's Passive on respawn. Fixed an issue where Unleash the Boars was not affected by some damage modifications. Samuro Burning Blade is now Splash damage. Way of the Wind now increases Self Healing intead of Healing. Sonya Leap now also grants Unstoppable when used at minimum distance. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to not work correctly with cooldown resets. Sylvanas Deafening Blast now applies Black Arrows if active. Deafening Blast now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Evasive Fire to be refreshed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Lost Soul to reduce cooldowns while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Overwhelming Affliction to apply the slow to a Remorseless target when firing at a target with 3 stacks. Fixed an issue that caused Possession to give more XP than intended for Catapults. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not Stun enemies while Black Arrows is active. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not Stun Mercenaries with 3 stacks of Black Arrows and Merenary Queen. Might of the Banshee Queen is no longer removed on death. Wailing Arrow no longer reveals area around Sylvanas when cast. Wailing Arrow now reveals the area of detonation. Tassadar Archon no longer applies armor reduction while Blinded. Archon Splash damage no longer reveals targets hit. Archon's Armor reduction is now removed by Stasis. Feedback's Armor reduction is now removed by Stasis. Fixed an issue that caused Oracle to not show in the Death Recap. Khaydarin Amulet will now reveal while active after the attack expires. Thrall Feral Resilience now has a block visual. The Lost Vikings Hunka' Burning Olaf now reveals target instead of the area around the target. It's a Sabotage can no longer be applied while Erik is Blinded. Nordic Attack Squad now shows in recap. Viking Bribery stack count is no longer visible on the scoreboard to other players. Tracer Bullet Spray now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Composition B and Quantum Spike to deal percent damage to non-Heroes. Heavy Handed's Armor is now removed by Stasis. If Locked and Loaded has been activated, then the floating text for completing the reload will display as a crit. Is That a Healthpack can no longer heal Vehicles. Locked and Loaded no longer causes Basic Attacks to display as a crit. Ricochet will no longer reveal targets hit (Tracer Rounds will still apply if taken). Telefrag no longer reduces the cooldown of Recall while Blinded. When Tracer completes a reload, it now displays floating text. Tyrael Archangel's Wrath now reveals targets hit by the explosion. Bound by Law no longer refreshes El'Druin's Might while Blinded. Tyrande Fixed an issue that caused Elune's Chosen to heal for overkill damage. Fixed an issue that caused Self Healing to not increase her Self Healing. Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to be reset if a Hallucination is killed while revealed. Fxied an issue where Mark of Mending was not healing Evading targets. Uther Divine Storm now reveals targets hit instead of area around targets hit. Divine Storm now reveals the area it affects. Holy Radiance now reveals enemies hit. Holy Radiance reveal updated to match area of effect. Valeera Ambush now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry now reveals targets for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry now reveals the area it affects. Cheap Shot now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Eviscerate now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Fixed an issue where Garrote's damage displayed incorrectly in the Death Recap. Garrote now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Sinister Strike now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Varian Fixed an issue that caused Juggernaut to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Varian's Victory Rush button to be grayed out. Master At Arms now reveals targets hit and the area affected. Whitemane Clemency no longer reveals the area around the heal target. Divine Reckoning now reveals targets hit. Inquisition and Shared Punishment now reveal the target for 2 seconds after expiring. Inquisition now reveals the target instead of the area around the target. Searing Lash now reveals targets hit. Xul Shackler no longer reveals the area it affects. Yrel Aegis of Light no longer reveals area it affects. Avenging Wrath now reveals targets hit. Dauntless now has a block visual. Holy Wrath now consumes Block charges. Righteous Hammer now reveals targets hit. Vindication now reveals targets hit. Zarya Explosive Barrier now reveals the area and targets. Fixing an issue where Zarya's Defensive Shielding did not stack correctly with other blocks. Splash damage no longer reveals targets. Zeratul Cleave now reveals the area it affects. Zul'jin Buzzsaw now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Grievous Throw now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Guillotine now reveals targets hit. Twin Cleave now reveals targets hit. Wrong Place Wrong Time now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      The latest Heroes of the Storm patch with bug fixes that were repoted by the community is now live.
      (Source)
      We are happy to announce our next Heroes of the Storm patch has been released which is mainly centered around multiple bug fixes that were reported by the community.
      Bug Fixes
      Heroes
      Abathur Fixed an issue that prevented the Monstrositty from using the Force Move command. Fixed an issue that caused Ultimate Evolutions of Lost Vikings talents when cloning a Viking who had selected select talents. Alexstrasza Fixed an issue that caused Flames of Fury to not reduce the amount of Mana gained from hitting an ignited enemy with Flame Buffet. Fixed an issue that Dragon Scales could be refreshed when requirements were met while the buff was still up. Anduin Fixed an issue that caused Speed of the Pious to not grant cooldown reduction when bringing an allied Hero to full health with Divine Star. Blaze Fixed an issue that caused the Bunker to be destroyed by the Punisher on Infernal Shrines in a single hit. Fixed an issue where Blaze's Ignited Oil Spill was not affected by any forms of damage modification when not ignited directly by Blaze. Cho Fixed an issue that caused Cho's radius to be increased after casting Surging Fist. Chromie Fixed an issue that caused Temporal Loop to permanently reveal the target when used in certain conditions. Chromie may no longer attempt to place a Time Trap in locations it cannot be placed. Deathwing Fixed an issue where Gaze Onto Destruction reduced the damage of non Heroes. D.Va Fixed an issue that allowed Self-Destruct to be activated while D.Va's Mech was disabled by taking enough damage to eject D.Va if her Boosters were active. Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to not apply properly if Call Mech was used shortly after activating Self-Destruct. Fixed an issue that allowed Defense Matrix to push targets not intended to be pushable if Diverting Power was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Diverting Power to not increase D.Va's Self Healing when it restores Health to the Mech. Hogger Fixed an issue that allowed Hogger to use his Dance without incurring movement restrictions. Imperius Fixed an issue where Molten Armor dealt inconsistent damage. Li Li Fixed an issue where Blessings of Yu'lon reduced the healing of Cloud Serpent. Fixed an issue where Mistweaver healed Li Li for the incorrect amount. Fixed issues with interactions between Blessings of Yu'lon, Cloud Serpent, and multiple Li Li heroes. Fixed issues with Li Li's Cloud Serpent Healing Score and floating text. Fixed an issue where the healing dealt by Blessings of Yu'lon would be incorrect if Li Li did not cast Cloud Serpent on herself. Fixed an issue where Blessings of Yu'lon increased Li Li's healing even if they do not have the talent. Fixed an issue where Wind Serpent increased Li Li's speed even if they do not have the talent. Malganis Fixed an issue where Blind as a Bat changed the cooldown and mana cost of Fel Claws. Mei Fixed an issue where the Skating Away talent did not give 50 armor to nearby non Heroes. Fixed an issue where The Big One only gained 50% increased damage from Slushball. Orphea Fixed an issue that allowed Orphea to have her Shadow Waltz be fired at an enemy without aiming in their direction. Samuro Fixed an issue that allowed Samuro to activate Image Transmission on a Mirror Image directly after his Hearthstone activates. Fixed an issue that caused Samuro to lose the benefits of the Deflection talent if Three-Blade Style is selected while any Mirror Images are active. Sylvanas Fixed issues with Withering Fire's projectile missile. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage from the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows by 25%. Fixed an isue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Lost Soul checking for stacks, causing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to grant cooldown reduction. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Remorseles checking for stacks, causing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to activate Remorseless. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Overwhelming Affliction checking for stacks, allowing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to slow the target, and then deal percent damage in that same attack if the target was able to be slowed, but was not slowed prior to the attack. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to apply Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 25% if the target had two stacks prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to apply Black Arrows(when the Withering Barrage talent is selected) prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 25% if the target had two stacks of Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Haunting Wave to apply Black Arrows(when the Festering Wounds talent is selected) prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage by 25% if the target did not have three stacks of Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused the impacting damage from Shadow Dagger to grant Unfurling Shadows quest progress prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 0.5%. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that prevented the Longboat Raid from using the Force Move command. Tychus Fixed an issue where Tychus will show an uknown ability in the damage screen. Tyrael Fixed an issue where Archangel Wrath applied damage reduction to non Heroes. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Singularity Spike when cast from Might of the Nerazim to act as a non-Might of the Nerazim Singularity Spike. Mount
      Fixed an issue that prevented the Robin Woodland Guardian Mount from being usable. Fixed an issue that prevented the Tangerine Woodland Guardian Mount from being usable. Fixed several abilities that were not disabled when activating Toy Train. Fixed several abilities that were not disabled while mounted. ARAM
      Reduced the chance of everyone being forced to select the same Hero from 5% to 2%. Click here to discuss this post with other players
      in the official Heroes of the Storm forums.

    • By Staff
      Blizzard has released a new Heroes of the Storm patch with hotfixes (no new content) on the PTR and here are the official patch notes.
      (Source)
      NOTE: Orange text indicates additional bug fixes released today, September 6, PDT.
      We are happy to announce our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm which is mainly centered around multiple bug fixes that were reported by the community. We want to also extend our gratitude to our dedicated community in helping test, report and provide feedback for all these bug fixes.
      Bug Fixes
      Heroes
      Abathur Fixed an issue that prevented the Monstrositty from using the Force Move command. Fixed an issue that caused Ultimate Evolutions of Lost Vikings talents when cloning a Viking who had selected select talents. Alexstrasza Fixed an issue that caused Flames of Fury to not reduce the amount of Mana gained from hitting an ignited enemy with Flame Buffet. Fixed an issue that Dragon Scales could be refreshed when requirements were met while the buff was still up. Anduin Fixed an issue that caused Speed of the Pious to not grant cooldown reduction when bringing an allied Hero to full health with Divine Star. Blaze Fixed an issue that caused the Bunker to be destroyed by the Punisher on Infernal Shrines in a single hit. Cho Fixed an issue that caused Cho's radius to be increased after casting Surging Fist. Chromie Fixed an issue that caused Temporal Loop to permanently reveal the target when used in certain conditions. Chromie may no longer attempt to place a Time Trap in locations it cannot be placed. Deathwing Fixed an issue where Gaze Onto Destruction reduced the damage of non Heroes. D.Va Fixed an issue that allowed Self-Destruct to be activated while D.Va's Mech was disabled by taking enough damage to eject D.Va if her Boosters were active. Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to not apply properly if Call Mech was used shortly after activating Self-Destruct. Fixed an issue that allowed Defense Matrix to push targets not intended to be pushable if Diverting Power was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Diverting Power to not increase D.Va's Self Healing when it restores Health to the Mech. Hogger Fixed an issue that allowed Hogger to use his Dance without incurring movement restrictions. Imperius Fixed an issue where Molten Armor dealt inconsistent damage. Lili Fixed an issue where Blessing of Yu'lon reduced the healing of Cloud Serpent. Fixed an issue where Mistweaver healed Lili for the incorrect amount. Malganis Fixed an issue where Blind as a Bat changed the cooldown and mana cost of Fel Claws. Mei Fixed an issue where the Skating Away talent did not give 50 armor to nearby non Heroes. Fixed an issue where The Big One only gained 50% increased damage from Slushball. Orphea Fixed an issue that allowed Orphea to have her Shadow Waltz be fired at an enemy without aiming in their direction. Samuro Fixed an issue that allowed Samuro to activate Image Transmission on a Mirror Image directly after his Hearthstone activates. Fixed an issue that caused Samuro to lose the benefits of the Deflection talent if Three-Blade Style is selected while any Mirror Images are active. Sylvanas Fixed issues with Withering Fire's projectile missile. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage from the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows by 25%. Fixed an isue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Lost Soul checking for stacks, causing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to grant cooldown reduction. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Remorseles checking for stacks, causing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to activate Remorseless. Fixed an issue that caused Black Arrows to apply from Basic Attacks prior to Overwhelming Affliction checking for stacks, allowing the attack that applies the third stack of Black Arrows to slow the target, and then deal percent damage in that same attack if the target was able to be slowed, but was not slowed prior to the attack. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to apply Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 25% if the target had two stacks prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to apply Black Arrows(when the Withering Barrage talent is selected) prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 25% if the target had two stacks of Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Haunting Wave to apply Black Arrows(when the Festering Wounds talent is selected) prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage by 25% if the target did not have three stacks of Black Arrows prior to the damage being dealt. Fixed an issue that caused the impacting damage from Shadow Dagger to grant Unfurling Shadows quest progress prior to the damage being dealt, increasing the damage dealt by 0.5%. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that prevented the Longboat Raid from using the Force Move command. Tychus Fixed an issue where Tychus will show an uknown ability in the damage screen. Tyrael Fixed an issue where Archangel Wrath applied damage reduction to non Heroes. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Singularity Spike when cast from Might of the Nerazim to act as a non-Might of the Nerazim Singularity Spike. Mount
      Fixed an issue that prevented the Robin Woodland Guardian Mount from being usable. Fixed an issue that prevented the Tangerine Woodland Guardian Mount from being usable. ARAM
      Reduced the chance of everyone being forced to select the same Hero from 5% to 2%. Click here to discuss this post with other players
      in the official Heroes of the Storm forums.

    • By Staff
      Heroes Developer Blizz_DWarner wrote a personal post on Reddit, thanking the community for the amazing time they've had designing the game over the 8 or so years.
      (Source)
      Hi everyone!
      Just wanted to pop in and give a proper personal thank you and goodbye to all the lovelies that have kept the community alive and thriving over the years.
      I’m gonna get mushy for a bit, but I feel I can’t even begin to express how much this game and its community means to me. Anyone who has worked on any artistic or creative endeavor knows that some portion of ‘you’ goes into your work and becomes inextricably written into your soul. It's painful to look back and see those freshly separated fragments of 'you' suspended in time, but that's life eh?
      I started on this project some 8 or so years ago as an assistant technical designer, originally tasked with simple data implementations of the first sets of maps and heroes. Since then, I’ve touched probably every map, dozens of reworks, several core hero designs and of course several thousand bugs. This work was not spawned out of some special DWarner pocket dimension though, it occurred here, in the real (digital) world, with my hundreds of (very talented and handsome) coworkers and most importantly, you.
      Despite what community consensus might state, designers are usually present in forum discussions, watching popular streams (special shoutout to FollowGrubby, CCL, and the crew of Into The Nexus) and of course sharing dank memes. All of your participation and energy helped us trudge through our difficult days (it’s still a job after all), guide our decision making, and just generally help us feel like we’re part of something more than just data fields and debug maps. We couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks, really.
      If you made it this far, raise a glass of whatever and say cheers to all! Cheers to the passionate, cheers to the haters, cheers to the memers, cheers to the contrarians! Cheers to the goof leaguers, wood leaguers and the most sparkling diamonds! Cheers to the quickmatchers, cheers to the Vs AI’rs, cheers to the ppl that play every night, or only twice a year! Cheers to Spazzo and Notbelial and all the lurkers too! Cheers to CCL, the 323r’s, the 6.5r’s! Cheers to the whole damn lot of you ❤️
      Steaming hot regards,
      Blizz_DWarner
      P.S. I'll see you all in Diablo 4 ?
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