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HotS: Weekly Sales, Widowmaker Nova, May 19 Hotfixes, News Round-up

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Weekly Sale items have been announced for next week. Widowmaker Nova has been added to the in-game shop, a round of hotfixes has been applied there's a new incoming bundle and more!

Weekly Sale Items for May 24 — 31, 2016

  • Sgt. Hammer - 4.19 EUR // 3.19 GBP
  • War World Sgt. Hammer Skin -  4.99 EUR  // 3.69 GBP
  • Serpent King Xul Skin - 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP

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In-Development Heroes Update: Widowmaker Nova

Widowmaker Nova has been added to the in-game shop and is now available for purchase. In addition, the post featuring the introduction of Chromie, Medivh and other skins has been updated.

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First Anniversary Bundle

A bundle has been recently datamined that should be released during the game's first anniversary, June 2. Pricing remains unknown for now. It features the following Heroes a mount a Stimpack:

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May 19 - Hotfixes

Yesterday, a new patch with hotfixes went live. For a full list of changes refer to the Patch Notes below.

Blizzard LogoHotfixes - May 19 (Patch Notes)

Heroes and Talents

  • Abathur can no longer cast Hearthstone while channeling Ultimate Evolution.
  • Fixed an issue that could allow Artanis to strike three times, rather than twice, during his Twin Blades Ability.
  • Fixed an issue in which Diablo’s Shadow Charge could Stun Unstoppable targets in certain circumstances.
  • Kerrigan’s Abilities will no longer receive cooldown reduction for cleave damage dealt to secondary targets of her Basic Attacks after learning the Fury of the Swarm and Bladed Momentum Talents.
  • Fixed an issue in which Kharazim’s Way of the Hundred Fists could deal additional damage while channeling Seven-Sided Strike under certain circumstances.
  • The visual effects for Nova’s Triple Tap will no longer persist until death if Triple Tap is interrupted by a Daze effect during casting.
  • Zeratul can no longer cast Singularity Spike five times in rapid succession after learning the Double Bombs and Rewind Talents. 

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Dustin Browder on Player Base

Dustin Browder was asked on Twitter to reveal some information about the game's current player base, this is what he had to say.

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BattleTag Update

In preparation for the Overwatch launch, Blizzard has enabled a free BattleTag update for all Battle.net accounts as indicated here. Here's the official announcement one more time.

Blizzard LogoBATTLETAG UPDATE 5/19

As we prepare for the launch of Overwatch next week, we have refreshed the free BattleTag update for all Battle.net accounts! We often see feedback with requests to update your BattleTag, and as we move into a new universe filled with soldiers, scientists, adventurers and oddities it’s important that you have a nickname that represents you!

Like your current moniker? No problem! You will continue to keep and use your existing BattleTag without needing to take any action. Want to change it up? Visit your Account Management Dashboard, and click the Change link under your Account Details to the right of your existing BattleTag! Players on your Battle.net Friends List, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch will see the update soon after the change.

In addition to the above update, requests for an option to update BattleTags more frequently is something we hear often from players. We’re exploring the possibilities, and will be sure to let you know of any updates! Keep an eye on our game sites and forums for announcements.

It won’t be long before the agents of Overwatch are recalled to active duty, and we hope that this update helps you get ready!

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WP & Funny Moments Episode 67

Additionally, here's the newest episode of a video series featuring random user-submitted moments from all around the Nexus!

 

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