News and Guides for Heroes of the Storm

Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard CFO Optimistic About Diablo Immortal Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer Dennis Durkin said the popularity of Call of Duty Mobile proves that the company is heading the right direction developing games for mobile, and he is optimistic about the future of Diablo Immortal too. Blizzard Blizzard Today at 16:42 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2020 Financial Report Activision Blizzard Q2 2020 Financial Report It's time for some financials, as the second quarter of 2020 gets a look! As expected, the impact of the global pandemic and stay at home orders increased player interest in WoW, as its reach and engagement grew once again. Interest in the Shadowlands was also high, with many new pre-orders, and franchise engagement is the highest this decade for a pre-expansion period. Meanwhile, Blizzard overall had the same amount of monthly active users as in the first quarter. Blizzard Blizzard Yesterday at 20:57 by Starym
Old Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction Trailer Upscaled to 4K Old Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction Trailer Upscaled to 4K It's time for more Baal after his recent Diablo: Immortal appearance! We see a lot of upscales coming and going, but it's always great when they not only improve the video quality, but also remind us of some less familiar trailers and cinematics. That's exactly what we have today, as an E3 2001 trailer for LoD, which even I don't remember, and while it's mostly pieces of the expansion's intro cinematic, we have some great new Baal voiceover, as well as a whole lot of Worldstone shots that aren't present in the game. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Aug 02, 2020 at 15:47 by Starym
Blizzard at Gamescom 2020 Blizzard at Gamescom 2020 Gamescom is going digital this year and Blizzard confirmed their digital participation in the event. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Aug 01, 2020 at 19:41 by Stan
The Summoning: Diablo 4 Announcement Cinematic Trailer Parody The Summoning: Diablo 4 Announcement Cinematic Trailer Parody Maditdrakes created an awesome video of how Mei should have been introduced to the Nexus...well, sort of! The video is a shorter recreation of the Diablo IV announcement cinematic trailer that we saw back at BlizzCon 2019. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 3 comments Jul 28, 2020 at 12:43 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: July 15th Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: July 15th Blizzard today released a new patch for Heroes of the Storm. The Climate Phenomena Nexus Anomaly has been disabled, and there are plenty of balance changes for multiple Heroes. Check out the official patch notes for more information. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 8 comments Jul 15, 2020 at 23:11 by Stan
Climate Phenomena Nexus Anomaly Removed from the Game Climate Phenomena Nexus Anomaly Removed from the Game The Climate Phenomena Nexus Anomaly has proven to be disruptive to the normal flow of the game and caused FPS drops, so Blizzard removed it from the game. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 5 comments Jul 15, 2020 at 10:23 by Stan
Upcoming Heroes of the Storm AMA: July 16th Upcoming Heroes of the Storm AMA: July 16th The Heroes team will be hosting their next AMA and answer your questions on Thursday, July 16. Feel free to submit your questions here in the meantime. We will be back with a recap as usual. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Jul 14, 2020 at 18:52 by Stan
Diablo 2 Gameplay AI Upscaled to 4K, 60 FPS Diablo 2 Gameplay AI Upscaled to 4K, 60 FPS With so much talk of a remaster, here comes another amazing fan project, as Michael ReznoR has actually remastered the first 16 minutes of Diablo 2 gameplay to 4K resolution and 60 FPS! We can get a taste of what that rumored D2: Resurrected might look like with some crisp looking footage, which took some 10 days to make. Before you check it out you might want to set the video to at least 1440p, even if your monitor doesn't support it, to see the best version (due to some youtube compression issues). Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Jul 13, 2020 at 16:28 by Starym
New Very Funny Diablo 2 Carbot Animations Series: Diablols 2 New Very Funny Diablo 2 Carbot Animations Series: Diablols 2 Carbot is getting into the Diablo 2 business, after the anniversary video he did for Blizzard! The new series, Diablols 2 just got its first entry (and a prelude Ep 0), and as usual with Carbot's stuff, it's a perfect(ly hilarious) encapsulation of a specific part of the game. For Episode 1 we get the absolutely flawless snowglobe that will forever remain a true representation of the Den of Evil + starting experience. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Jul 11, 2020 at 14:00 by Starym
Diablo 2 Retrospective Diablo 2 Retrospective Here's the 20-year retrospective for Diablo 2, featuring a lot of Blizzard staff sharing their thoughts and memories of the game, including both franchise head Rod Ferguson and Diablo 4 lead Jesse McCree (but unfortunately not featuring some of the original developers, who recently shared their thoughts on a D2 remaster), as well as arguments on why the game has held up for so long and some fun things the community does to make the game more interesting. Blizzard Blizzard Jun 29, 2020 at 14:42 by Starym
Diablo 2 20-year Anniversary Celebration with New Wings, a Diablo Bust, Videos and More! Diablo 2 20-year Anniversary Celebration with New Wings, a Diablo Bust, Videos and More! The Diablo 2 20-year anniversary is here! Blizzard have a whole lot of special treats for us on this monumental day, with some Baal-themed wings in Diablo 3, a new bust of big red himself, a great D2 retrospective with comments from the devs, as well as a lot of content from prominent community members, including this awesome Carbot animation. Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments Jun 29, 2020 at 14:10 by Starym
Diablo 2 Remaster Wont Be Announced in June Diablo 2 Remaster Won't Be Announced in June After a new rumor that came out a while ago, based on nothing but the 20 year anniversary of Diablo 2's release and the fact that the IGN Summer Game Fest is going on, we actually got an official blue response to that claim stating that there will be no more Diablo-related announcements coming this month! But we did find out there will be some "fun activities" around the anniversary, whatever that means. Some remain convinced that we'll see a D2 remaster announced during the IGN event, again only based on the fact that Blizzard are participating (but they've already announced Mei at the event, so that might have been it. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Jun 25, 2020 at 23:52 by Starym
Nexomania II Event Preview (June 23rd - September 7th) Nexomania II Event Preview (June 23rd - September 7th) Here is the official preview of Nexomania II. The event has gone live with the latest patch and will run until September 7.   Heroes of the Storm Heroes 6 comments Jun 23, 2020 at 21:05 by Stan
Bringing Mei Into the Nexus Bringing Mei Into the Nexus Game Designer David Warner breaks down what went into bringing Mei into the Nexus. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 4 comments Jun 23, 2020 at 18:39 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm Mei Patch Notes: June 23rd Heroes of the Storm Mei Patch Notes: June 23rd Mei has joined the Nexus! Check out our build guide to get started!  The latest patch for the game comes with a new Nexus Anomaly, Nexomania II, Mal'Ganis rework, and more. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 2 comments Jun 23, 2020 at 18:04 by Stan
Diablo 2 Creators on the Rumored Remaster: No Censoring, Its a Tough Job Diablo 2 Creators on the Rumored Remaster: No Censoring, It's a Tough Job IGN had a chat with original Diablo 2 developers Max Schaefer (Executive Producer, co-founder of Blizzard North) and Matt Uelmen (Composer), and while talking about their latest project, Torchlight 3, they were asked about the rumored Diablo 2: Resurrected remaster. First, Schaefer talked about the actual remastering itself, and the technical hurdles it might involve: Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Jun 22, 2020 at 20:33 by Starym
Diablo 2 Remaster Significantly More Likely After Two Job Postings Surface Diablo 2 Remaster Significantly More Likely After Two Job Postings Surface There have been plenty of rumors about a supposed Diablo 2 remaster, Diablo 2: Resurrected being the most recent and most prominent, but we didn't really have any real indications for it other than rumors and supposed anonymous sources. That has changed a little today as two job postings indicate the possibility of a release and seemingly support the original rumor/leak. Blizzard Blizzard 8 comments Jun 18, 2020 at 17:45 by Starym
Pre-Mei Meta Tier List (June 2020) Pre-Mei Meta Tier List (June 2020) Our thirtieth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier list for June 2020 is here! Heroes of the Storm Heroes 18 comments Jun 17, 2020 at 17:50 by Oxygen
Mei Talent Calculator Now Live Mei Talent Calculator Now Live With Mei available for testing until Monday, we've updated our Heroes section and added her to the talent calculator. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 1 comment Jun 16, 2020 at 20:22 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm PTR Patch Notes: June 15th Heroes of the Storm PTR Patch Notes: June 15th The latest content patch for Heroes of the Storm adds Mei, a new Nexus Anomaly, the Nexomania II Summer Event, new Storm League rewards, and an unexpected Mal'Ganis rework. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 6 comments Jun 15, 2020 at 19:50 by Stan
Mei Hero Spotlight Mei Hero Spotlight The first Hero of 2020 is Mei from Overwatch and here's the official spotlight. Check it out to learn more about her kit! Heroes of the Storm Heroes 15 comments Jun 15, 2020 at 18:31 by Stan
New Hero Teaser #2: June 14th New Hero Teaser #2: June 14th Blizzard has posted the second teaser on Twitter today, and it seems to depict the eyes of Mei's drone. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 16 comments Jun 14, 2020 at 17:42 by Stan
New Hero Teaser: June 13th - Is Mei Coming to Heroes of the Storm? New Hero Teaser: June 13th - Is Mei Coming to Heroes of the Storm? The first Hero teaser has been posted on Twitter by BlizzHeroes and it depicts an Alterac Pass Horde camp covered in snow. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 11 comments Jun 13, 2020 at 17:10 by Stan
New Hero Reveal Coming Soon New Hero Reveal Coming Soon It's been a while since we last saw a new Hero enter the Nexus, but recently, three private videos were uploaded to the Hero Spotlights playlist, which means we might see a new announcement soon. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 13 comments Jun 11, 2020 at 16:57 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: June 3rd Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: June 3rd Blizzard released a new balance patch today with changes for multiple Heroes and the Call for Help Nexus Anomaly. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 6 comments Jun 03, 2020 at 22:27 by Stan
World First Diablo 2 + LoD Speed Run in Under 1 Hour World First Diablo 2 + LoD Speed Run in Under 1 Hour Another weird one today, as we have the entirety of Diablo 2 and the Lord of Destruction expansion getting speed run (without any glitches/hacks etc.) solo in under an hour! It took Slimo 59 minutes and 29 seconds to get to Baal and down him, with a lot of time spent on leveling to 18 for Teleport, followed by a looot of blinking around the various maps and spamming Nova and Static Field all over the place. The probably biggest moment (aside from Diablo and Baal dying) comes at the 27 minute mark, when a massive amount of farming the first pack in the Jail level 1 results in the big Teleport breakthrough, at which point the speed takes off and acts melt away, with the entirety of act 5 actually taking less than 6 minutes! Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments May 29, 2020 at 07:40 by Starym
Diablo 2 Remaster? A Classic Revival to Be Announced at IGN Summer Diablo 2 Remaster? A "Classic Revival" to Be Announced at IGN Summer IGN's Summer of Gaming event has posted a schedule for their June events, which has brought up some interesting questions and theories. We know Blizzard are participating in the event and one of the entries on the schedule is labeled as an "Unannounced Classic Revival", without any attribution for which studio it belongs to. As we all know, Diablo 2 remaster rumors have been swirling around since BlizzCon 2018, with the recent Diablo: Resurrected one having stirred things up (the one about Activision-owned studio Vicarious Visions working on the remaster and it coming out this year). Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments May 27, 2020 at 20:44 by Starym
BlizzCon 2020 Cancelled, New Plans Being Worked On BlizzCon 2020 Cancelled, New Plans Being Worked On Unfortunately it seems we won't have a BlizzCon this year at all, not even in digital form, with Blizzard working on something for early next year. The esports events will continue, however, presumably as standalone entries. BlizzCon BlizzCon 10 comments May 26, 2020 at 19:43 by Starym
Call for Help Nexus Anomaly Feedback Wanted Call for Help Nexus Anomaly Feedback Wanted The Heroes Design team is looking for feedback on the latest Nexus Anomaly, the current thinking is to keep the Core changes permanently because they add unique flavor and cool moments to games, and this post focuses on the more controversial changes that have gone live for Structures, mainly Tower aggro. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 3 comments May 22, 2020 at 12:18 by Stan
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