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Echoes of Alterac is a new faction-themed event that is going live during the week of June 12, 2018 with the release of Yrel. Alterac Pass is coming a week later, along with new Horde and Alliance skins.

Special Event (+50% Bonus XP) (Available Week of June 12 to July 9)

Play with friends during Echoes of Alterac to earn a 50% XP boost.

New Alliance & Horde Skins (Available Week of June 19)

Demonstrate your allegiance with new Warcraft-themed Skins. Will you side with the fearsome Horde, or support the noble Alliance? Either way, your Heroes will need the raiments to match.

Alliance Skins

  • Spirit Healer Auriel
  • Vanndar Muradin
  • Grand Marshal Varian
  • Nightslayer Valeera

Horde Skins

  • Sapper Junkrat
  • Drek'thar Rehgar
  • High Warlord Garrosh
  • Warsong Johanna

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New Items (Available Week of June 12)

New awesome Carbot portaits will be added to the game in Echoes of Alterac. You can find some of them below.

Portraits

Yrel_Mastery_Portrait.jpgYrel_Base_Portrait.jpgSnowblind_Harpy_WCAV_Portrait.jpgGrimtooth_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Frostwolf_WCAV_Portrait.jpgMorloch_WCAV_Portrait.jpgWyvern_WCAV_Portrait.jpgDuros_Drakan_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Lokholar_WCAV_Portrait.jpgKorrak_WCAV_Portrait.jpgCaptain_Galvangar_WCAV_Portrait.jpgTaskmaster_Snivvle_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Balinda_Stonehearth_WCAV_Portrait.jpgIvus_WCAV_Portrait.jpgStormpike_Owl_WCAV_Portrait.jpgAlterac_Ram_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Gryphon_WCAV_Portrait.jpgAlterac_Yeti_WCAV_Portrait.jpgGnoll_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpgVanndar_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
MountainGiant_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpgTroll_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpgDrekthar_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpgBloodElf_Sketch_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Zuljin_Carbots_Portrait.jpgGazlowe_Carbots_Portrait.jpgMuradin_Carbots_Portrait.jpgVarian_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Garrosh_Carbots_Portrait.jpgMedivh_Carbots_Portrait.jpgRehgar_Carbots_Portrait.jpgYrel_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Greymane_Carbots_Portrait.jpgRexxar_Carbots_Portrait.jpgMaiev_Carbots_Portrait.jpgValeera_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Falstad_Carbots_Portrait.jpgMalfurion_Carbots_Portrait.jpgUther_Carbots_Portrait.jpgTyrande_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Kaelthas_Carbots_Portrait.jpgJaina_Carbots_Portrait.jpgThrall_Carbots_Portrait.jpgSylvanas_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Arthas_Carbots_Portrait.jpgIllidan_Carbots_Portrait.jpgAnubarak_Carbots_Portrait.jpgGuldan_Carbots_Portrait.jpg
Heroes_Avatar_256x256_Yrel.jpgVanndar_TwitchPrime_WCAV_Portrait.jpgDrekthar_TwitchPrime_WCAV_Portrait.jpgStormpike_Insignia_WCAV_Portrait.jpg
Frostwolf_Insignia_WCAV_Portrait.jpg

Sprays

Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Maiev.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Malfurion.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Medivh.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Muradin.png
Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Rehgar.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Rexxar.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Anubarak.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Sylvanas.png
Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Arthas.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Thrall.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Falstad.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Tyrande.png
Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Garrosh.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Uther.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Gazlowe.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Valeera.png
Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Greymane.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Varian.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Guldan.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Yrel.png
Storm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Illidan.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Zuljin.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Jaina.pngStorm_LootSpray_Static_Carbots_Kaelthas.png
Storm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Lunara.gifStorm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Moshpit.gifStorm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Uther.gifStorm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Varian.gif
Storm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Illidan.gifStorm_LootSpray_Animated_Carbots_Arthas.gif

Mounts (Available Week of June 19)

Faction-themed mounts can be earned from the new quest that becomes available during the week of June 12 and the quest can be completed until July 9.

Swift Stormpike Ram

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Raging War Wolf

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New Quest (Available Week of June 12 to July 9)

Step 1

  • Play 4 games as a Warcraft Hero
  • Reward: 1x Warcraft Reinforcement Chest
  • This chest has a chance to drop one Warcraft Hero except Yrel.

Step 2

  • Achieve 50 Takedowns in winning games.
  • Reward: Portrait
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Step 3

  • Play 6 games with friends
  • Reward: Banner
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Step 4

  • Win 8 games as a Warcraft Hero
  • Reward: Mount
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I love those Carbot portraits :D Also, will both the epic wolf and ram be available from the quests or is it just one of the two?

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16 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

I love those Carbot portraits 😄 Also, will both the epic wolf and ram be available from the quests or is it just one of the two?

Actually unarmored ones are from these quests. Armored ones come in different tints (there is Dark Iron ram for example) and will be available to everyone in loot chests and for crafting with shards.

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That Muradin skin...  Wow.  Both mounts also look amazing.  Yrel looks amazing.  The Battleground looks amazing...  Too many uses of the word Amazing.  Blizzard is on their game with this patch.  Very well done.

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All the skins are great, but I'm a bit disappointed with their hero choices. I mean, you get an Alliance skin for Muradin and Varian? Aren't they already Alliancy enough? Same with Rehgar and Garrosh (maybe all he wanted was to be green). Not to mention Spirit Healers are not Alliance. It would have been cooler if we got more crossovers. What about a Vanndar Leoric, since the general carries a war hammer? High Warlord or Drek'thar Varian? Drek'thar Illidan? Vanndar Uther? Drek'thar Sonya? Vanndar Tyrael?

Anyways, Sapper Junkrat and Warsong Johanna look awesome and are going to my collection right away. And High Warlord Garrosh looks straight out of a Warhammer game.

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      FIXED: Tassadar displays the 'Support' role icon, and is not selected as a valid healer pick when both sides are given a Healer in Shuffle Pick. FIXED: Mercenary Camp captures will show Score Credit Tracking to always match the amount of experience that is being awarded.  FIXED: Minions on Tomb of the Spider Queen no longer gain an extra minute of scaling at the start of the game. FIXED: Players will get credit for capturing a Mercenary Camp if you are within an extra 5 radius of the capture point (and on the same team) FIXED: TargetUnit Abilities that can be placed on allies no longer appear invisible to enemy Heroes hit by their area. FIXED: Respec on Try Me Mode map now respawns the player Hero to properly reset all Talents and Quests that Hero had chosen. Jaina: Jaina's Water Elemental mimic damage from Wintermute now correctly reflects the tooltip and Balance Update. 50% of Jaina's Basic Frostbolt and Cone of Cold damage is mimicked by the Water Elemental. D.Va: D.Va's Mech is no longer immune to friendly abilities. Chromie: Here and There no longer requires Chromie to have vision of her target location, or the clone she is swapping with.  Sylvanas: Minions who are Possessed now properly remove all friendly damaging abilities that were applied before they were Possessed.  Raynor: Raynor's Hyperion Splat now properly matches both its warning splat and its targeting guide. Anub’arak: Cocoon is no longer disjointed by teleports. Cocoon will now redirect, similarly to pyroblast, and fall off if the teleport is far enough away. The long-awaited Chen rework is here with a new MechaStorm II event coming to the Nexus next week.
    • By Stan
      This week's free Hero rotation includes Ana, D.Va, Hanzo, Leoric, and Medivh.
      Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: June 18, 2019
      Raynor Muradin Sonya Nazeebo Uther Jaina Zeratul Ana Tyrael Brightwing D.Va (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Hanzo (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10) Leoric (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) Medivh (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20) (Source)
    • By Stan
      Storm League seasonal play will be delayed, because developers are currently working on multiple improvements and they don't want Storm League to launch without them.
      The latest PTR patch with Chen and MechaStorm II is going live next week and the Heroes team recently informed us about upcoming changes for Storm League. The plan is to add visible direct MMR to rank-point mapping, an adjusted decay system, less placement matches, and remove promotion/demotion games, which is why they're delaying Storm League seasonal play launch by two months.
      Blizzard (Source)
      With the launch of our latest PTR, we also need to officially announce that Storm League seasonal play will be delayed, and a new start date had to be set.
      The adjusted deployment date is because we have a lot of incredible changes coming to Storm League that the team knew didn’t want to launch without, so they need a little more time.
      In fact, here is a sneak-peek into some of these features that we are presently hard at work on:
      Visible Direct MMR To Rank-Point Mapping Adjusted Decay System Reduced Placement Matches Seasonal Questline Promotion/Demotion Games Removed Of course, there are a lot of additional details on these coming shortly, perhaps alongside a few extra surprises as well. Thank you for your patience – we believe it will be well worth the wait!
      In the meantime, jump into the MechaStorm II Event and try out Chen’s long-awaited rework. Both can be tested early by heading to the PTR and as always, we want to know your feedback!
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