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Free-to-Play Hero Rotation & Weekly Sales: June 21, Upcoming Balance Update

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The Free-to-Play Hero rotation with Weekly Sales have been updated for the week of June 21 and a new Balance Update will go live on June 22, here are the Patch Notes.

Free-to-Play Hero Rotation

The Free-to-Play Hero rotation for June 21 - 28, 2016 features the following Heroes. Clicking on a Hero link will take you to our guide.

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Free Hero Weekend Reminder

Remember that all Heroes will be available for gameplay starting June 24.

Weekly Sales

The following items are on sale for June 21 - 28, 2016.

  • Zeratul — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP //  $4.99 USD
  • Zerg Hunter Zeratul Skin — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP //  $4.99 USD
  • Funny Bunny Murky Skin — 4.99 EUR // 3.69 GBP //  $4.99 USD

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Upcoming Balance Update - June 22, 2016

A new balance patch will go live on June 22; below are full patch notes.

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We will be releasing a new patch for Heroes of the Storm later this week in order to apply balance changes to Rehgar, Chromie, and Kael’thas, and to address a few live bugs. Check out the detailed patch notes below.

HEROES

ASSASSIN

KAEL'THAS

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Basic Abilities

  • Living Bomb (W)
    • Damage over time reduced from 84 to 50.
    • Explosion damage increased from 138 to 200.
Developer Comments:  Kael’thas’ damage is a bit too high, so we’re nerfing his single-target Living Bomb damage by 10%. While we were successful at giving him some weaknesses by reducing his survivability and removing Bolt of the Storm, he is still able to put out more single-target damage than we’re comfortable with. We want to point him towards being more of an AoE mage, and this is the beginning of that process. Expect to see some tweaks in the future to continue pointing him in that direction.

CHROMIE

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Basic Abilities

  • Time Trap (E)
    • Mana cost reduced from 50 to 25
    • Cast range increased by 50%.
    • Time Trap Base Health increased from 200 to 300.
Developer Comments:  We want to play up the strategic positioning that Chromie uses to stay alive. As such, we are making Time Traps less of a Mana drain and increasing their range so Chromie players are encouraged to reposition the traps where it will offer the best benefit.We are also increasing the Health of the traps so that they don’t die as frequently to incidental damage. These buffs will make it easier for Chromie to protect herself from the enemies that she knows are coming…or will know were coming… time dragons are confusing.

SUPPORT

REHGAR

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Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 95 to 99.

Basic Abilities

  • Chain Heal (Q)
    • Primary heal amount reduced from 372 to 334.
    • Secondary bounce heal amount reduced from 186 to 167.
  • Lightning Shield (W)
    • Damage increased from 60 damage per second to 64 damage per second.

Talents

Level 4

  • Stormcaller (W)
    • Mana return increased from 3 to 4 per Hero hit.
    • Maximum Mana returned increased from 30 to 40.
Developer Comments:  Rehgar is still performing too well in competitive play. We agree with the majority of the community that we’d rather see him being a more aggressive support, so we’re offsetting some of the healing nerfs by increasing his damage potential. This should be an overall nerf to Rehgar, but he is almost universally regarded as one of the best supports at all levels of play and with all team compositions. These should bring him in line while also rewarding those behind-biting plays that everyone loves.

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed an issue causing the Hero League screen to fail to update with Placement Match results after a game completed.
  • The Profile Statistics page will now show the highest rank earned for current and previous seasons, instead of current rank.
  • The Profile Summary page will now show lifetime player and Hero stats instead of the current season’s stats.

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