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The time has come to speculate who the next Hero might be and for now, we know it's not Vashj.

Players have started speculating on Reddit who the next Hero might be and the hottest candidate was Lady Vashj, as she was recently added in Hearthstone's Ashes of Outland expansion and her Medusa-like appearance would be a nice fit for the upcoming Greek Gods event. On top of that, Heroes including Qhira have voice interactions recorded with the naga.

Heroes of the Storm developer David Warner responded on Reddit that the next Hero isn't Lady Vashj and that the team has been thinking up funny voice lines for potential Hero interactions for years now, so the recorded interactions don't really mean a thing when it comes to determining the next Hero.

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While it may seem obvious because of the circumstantial evidence surrounding her (like Qhira's voicelines), nothing is set in stone and as much as I'd hate to say it, the Heroes team is not known for their clear and concise hints. You can look at something like D.va's announcement or Whitemane's teasers to see that much. All this hype does is potentially set the community up for disappointment and put an enormous amount of stress on the 10 skeletons still working on HotS development.

Please hype responsibly.

I've seen a lot of casual daydreaming and "what ifs" being taken as absolute truth lately. Remember that literally anyone can be writing these posts, and the odds of some forum rando having the exclusive inside scoop on our work is extremely low.

Our writers have been thinking up fun voice lines for *potential* hero interactions for years now. It's not necessarily an indication of anything but the future proofing process.

Cheers,

David

P.S. The next new Hero isn't Vashj and there's no hidden cryptic messages anywhere in this post ?

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Probably won't be a WC either, whenever a new hero comes.

Still hoping to see Kil'jaeden though, has the potential to bring both some of WoW's common raid mechanic flavor and "Tomb of Soakgeras" memes in if they adapt his Armageddon for HotS use.

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Blackthorne has been a persistent meme request for a while also. Personally, I'd love a new Blizzard Classics battleground like a Rock & Roll Racing battleground, or alternatively; a Cow Level. A corresponding Cow skin for Butcher would be hilarious. A level set in or around the Hearthstone Inn would be interesting also.

Or they could actually fix Blackheart Bay maybe?

 

For new Heroes, I feel like there's a couple of holes in the Diablo lineup that could benefit from being filled, Baal being the most obvious. But there's also Ithareal to finish off the Angris council, and Duriel to trigger D2 players PTSD.

From the Starcraft side of things, it's hard to see what holes in the cast need filling. Tosh and Vorazun are the only ones who really spring to mind.

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I'm pretty sure the next Hero will be from Overwatch. We haven't seen one since Hanzo. I hope it is not the case, though.

I personally want Baal and Ithereal in the game so we can finally have the all the Prime Evils and Angiris Council, respectively.

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My hopes from each universe would be:

diablo: Izual, Andariel, Baal, Wirt (lol)

warcraft: Mannoroth, Queen Azshara, Lei Shen, Cairne or Baine Bloodhoof, Vol'jin

starcraft: Daddy Mengsk, the Overmind, Samir Duran

overwatch: Reinhardt, Winston, Pharah

 

If I could only pick one from each it'd be Baal, Mannoroth, Mengsk, and Reinhardt

 

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9 hours ago, Apologised said:

Blackthorne has been a persistent meme request for a while also. Personally, I'd love a new Blizzard Classics battleground like a Rock & Roll Racing battleground, or alternatively; a Cow Level. A corresponding Cow skin for Butcher would be hilarious. A level set in or around the Hearthstone Inn would be interesting also.

I like the cow skin idea for Butcher. Unfortunately, we likely won't see any new maps, as one of guys from Blizzard has stated that new map would take too long to develop, with reduced resources, required time for testing etc. They have shifted their priorities to new heroes.

Would like to see new Overwatch character, although if they aren't doing mouth animations, any new hero is going to weirdly stand out from the rest (unless it's one of the masked ones).

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8 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I'm pretty sure the next Hero will be from Overwatch. We haven't seen one since Hanzo. I hope it is not the case, though.

Reinhardt would fit really well in every sense. I'd love to have him. 

We'll probably get somebody boring like Brigette though. 

Honestly, I think I'd prefer another Qhira over Brigette. 

Bet it's Brigette. 

5 hours ago, TyZone said:

Lei Shen

This is a surprisingly cool idea.

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6 hours ago, TyZone said:

overwatch: Reinhardt, Winston, Pharah

We kinda already have Winston in the game. Except it carries a hammer, pretends to be a goat and calls itself Yrel.

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3 hours ago, Halock said:

Reinhardt would fit really well in every sense. I'd love to have him. 

We'll probably get somebody boring like Brigette though. 

Honestly, I think I'd prefer another Qhira over Brigette. 

Bet it's Brigette. 

This is a surprisingly cool idea.

Brigette would pretty much be Johanna; I'd rather a Brigette skin for her instead.

Reinhardt has high chances to be added, altough I personally want Zenyatta.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

Reinhardt has high chances to be added, altough I personally want Zenyatta.

I forgot about Zenyatta. I'm not sure I'd want to play him, but he is a pretty sweet little robot.

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8 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

We already have a Monk. And they would share one of their ults.

Lets hope for Baal. Get that unholy trinity finished.

That doesn't mean much to be honest. It would be just like comparing Johanna and Uther and saying "We already have two Paladins" (yes, I know she is a Crusader, but they're pretty much inspired by WoW's Paladins) or comparing Garrosh, Varian and Muradin with "We already have three Warriors". Zenyatta and Kharazim are both Monks, yes, but their playstyle is completely different.

Meanwhile I see people saying they want Grommash in HotS, but there is one who doesn't make sense because his playstyle wouldn't be very different from Garrosh, as they are both brutal orcs wielding the Gorehound.

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On 3/28/2020 at 3:57 PM, Valhalen said:

Meanwhile I see people saying they want Grommash in HotS, but there is one who doesn't make sense because his playstyle wouldn't be very different from Garrosh, as they are both brutal orcs wielding the Gorehound.

Dunno. Garrosh ended up being very control-orientated. I could see Grom being an incredibly aggressive character instead. 

(Still wouldn't be my choice, personally, if we had to have an orc. Saurfang the Younger as a DK, maybe. Or Nazgrim who has no real distinctive combat traits but an awesome character. Or dead Nazgrim who is hilarious. Or Garona.)

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On 3/27/2020 at 6:39 AM, Apologised said:

Blackthorne has been a persistent meme request for a while also. Personally, I'd love a new Blizzard Classics battleground like a Rock & Roll Racing battleground, or alternatively; a Cow Level. A corresponding Cow skin for Butcher would be hilarious. A level set in or around the Hearthstone Inn would be interesting also.

If Blackthorne gets in I'm officially returning to this game full-time.

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