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Heroes Brawl: May 5 - Checkpoint Hanamura

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This week’s brawl is Checkpoint: Hanamura – Attack or defend a single payload on the new single-lane Overwatch inspired battleground!

Shuffle Pick, all players start at 10 and choose their Heroic ability, while no other talents are available. Completing 3 matches rewards a loot chest.

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Rules:

  • Shuffle Pick
    • At the start of the match, you’ll choose one of three available Heroes, but choose quickly, you only have 30 seconds!
  • Reduced Death Timers
    • Hero death timers will all be reduced to 9 seconds, or 12.5 seconds during overtime
  • No talents. No levels.
    • All players will start at level 10 and choose a Heroic ability, but nothing else
  • Pumped up Health Packs
    • Health Packs can be found around the Battleground which will instantly restore 50% of total Health and Mana to the player that walks over it
  • Checkpoints? Check.
    • Reaching a Checkpoint will grant additional capture time for the attacking team
  • Escort your payload to its destination or defend the enemy push to claim victory!

Rewards:

  • Complete three matches of Checkpoint: Hanamura to earn a Loot Chest!

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It's super fun. Played as 10 Zeratul and the payload barely moved. At least it was over fast.

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Again with this map? Ugh. At least the matches are quick.

Also, is it me or ever since this Hanamura Event started some maps simply won't show anymore? It's been ages since I last saw Tomb of the Spider Queen, Blackheart's Bay, Cursed Mines and Dragon Shire.

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3 hours ago, DarkRiskha said:

why not rare loot chest? 

There were some inconsistencies between the in-game event and the blog entry. In the official announcement, you'd have to complete 2 matches of Checkpoint Hanamura to get a chest, but in reality, it's three. I've updated the article to reflect the changes.

46 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Again with this map? Ugh. At least the matches are quick.

Also, is it me or ever since this Hanamura Event started some maps simply won't show anymore? It's been ages since I last saw Tomb of the Spider Queen, Blackheart's Bay, Cursed Mines and Dragon Shire.

Exactly my thoughts. Let's hope we'll see a map rotation announcement soon! Haven't played Haunted Mines in ages!

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Again with this map? Ugh. At least the matches are quick.

Also, is it me or ever since this Hanamura Event started some maps simply won't show anymore? It's been ages since I last saw Tomb of the Spider Queen, Blackheart's Bay, Cursed Mines and Dragon Shire.

Those map are out of rotation because they launched 2.0. They said they wanted new players to feel more comfortable, so they reduced the amount of maps (aka gamemodes) so they didnt need to learn all 13 maps. At may 15 they will add some more maps to the rotation, and will continue to add more along the weeks. I hope that when nexus challenge is over, all maps will be restored, its getting boring to play the same maps over and over -.-

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I like the brawl. There were a lot of high-tension moments, games were full of clutches. I experienced a 10-Zeratul match as well, but the match was quite hardcore, as both teams were full of people that were able to notice stealthed characters, so it was about who hides better, and that certainly was not easy for either team.
Sadly, all of the games were won by the defending team, which makes it seem that the role of defenders have a strong advantage.

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After playing a few rounds of it, I'm glad it's short. The defending team needs to be pretty much wiped all at the same time if you want to end the game, as no matter how many checkpoints you get, you'll always have to run back from the first spawn. It's not well balanced in that regard, but I enjoyed the clutch and rapid intensity of it overall.

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On 5/5/2017 at 11:54 AM, Valhalen said:

Again with this map? Ugh. At least the matches are quick.

Also, is it me or ever since this Hanamura Event started some maps simply won't show anymore? It's been ages since I last saw Tomb of the Spider Queen, Blackheart's Bay, Cursed Mines and Dragon Shire.

A week would have been enough for people to get used to Hanamura IMO. 2 even. 

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