News and Guides for Heroes of the Storm

Free BattleTag Name Change as McCrees New Name Arrives Free BattleTag Name Change as McCree's New Name Arrives As the Overwatch team revealed McCree's new name today they also decided to enable a free change for everyone's BattleTag (available until Novemeber 5th)! If you have a 4-digit BattleTag and decide you might want to change it, keep in mind it will be changed into a 5-digit one instead.

Here's the new hero's name and the blue post:
Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Oct 23, 2021 at 07:11 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Has Fired 20 Employees Over Harassment Claims and More Activision Blizzard Has Fired 20 Employees Over Harassment Claims and More According to an internal letter to staff, Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees and taken significant additional action in connection to the recent harassment lawsuit and all the allegations surrounding it. Blizzard Blizzard 8 comments Oct 20, 2021 at 18:33 by Starym
Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter According to a new job listing, Blizzard is working on a mobile open-world RPG shooter. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Oct 15, 2021 at 13:35 by Staff
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of October 12th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of October 12th The free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of October 12. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 3 comments Oct 12, 2021 at 15:33 by Stan
Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th A global maintenance is scheduled for later today and all Blizzard services will be unavailable from 22:00-23:00 CEST. Battle.net Battle.net Oct 06, 2021 at 09:42 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard confirmed in a press release that the company reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 28, 2021 at 15:34 by Staff
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 28th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 28th The free Hero rotation has been updated with a new set of Heroes available for play this week. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Sep 28, 2021 at 14:27 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes: September 27th Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes: September 27th A new balance patch for Heroes of the Storm went live this week and here are the official patch notes. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 9 comments Sep 28, 2021 at 14:10 by Staff
In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, Were Discounting Our Premium Subscription In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, We're Discounting Our Premium Subscription Diablo 2: Resurrected has arrived today and joined the Icy Veins family of guides, so we're celebrating the re-release of one of the best games of all time with a discount on our Premium subscription until October! We are lowering our Uncommon tier Premium prices by over 40% if you select the yearly option, dropping it from 1.7$/€  to under 0.99$/€ per month!  Icy Veins Icy Veins 2 comments Sep 23, 2021 at 19:19 by Staff
Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Chacko Sonny, the Executive Producer of Overwatch 2, announced he's leaving Activision Blizzard on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Sep 22, 2021 at 20:42 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 21st Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 21st The free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of September 21. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Sep 21, 2021 at 18:26 by Stan
The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has launched "a wide-ranging investigation into Activision Blizzard", including its handling of the sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination accusations. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Sep 20, 2021 at 20:02 by Starym
Heroes of the Storm Map-Based Tier Lists Heroes of the Storm Map-Based Tier Lists We've got some new Heroes of the Storm guides available on the site. The goal of map-based tier lists is to inform you about how strong and popular each Hero is on each battleground. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 3 comments Sep 15, 2021 at 19:52 by Staff
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 14th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 14th The free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of September 14. Check out which Heroes are free to play this week! Heroes of the Storm Heroes Sep 14, 2021 at 16:54 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 7th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of September 7th The free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of September 7. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Sep 08, 2021 at 12:46 by Stan
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 31st Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 31st Here is this week's belated free Hero rotation. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 1 comment Sep 05, 2021 at 16:18 by Stan
Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews When we first launched our Premium subscription, we received many requests for a way to get Log and Character Reviews, where an expert writer could provide an analysis of your specific gameplay and give personalized feedback to help you become a better WoW and Diablo player. We'd been working through how we could build such a system to provide this for our Premium supporters. Today, we’d like to announce our World of Warcraft PvE Log Review and Diablo 3 Character Review System! Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 03, 2021 at 17:48 by Staff
Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Blizzard is rolling out a range of discounts on some of the biggest games on Battle.net from now through September 6. Shadowlands is 30% off, you can save 25% on Overwatch, and more. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Aug 31, 2021 at 17:56 by Staff
(Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded (Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded Update: Activision Blizzard has responded to the new allegations, as a spokesperson replied to IGN's request for comment: Blizzard Blizzard 26 comments Aug 24, 2021 at 20:50 by Starym
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 24th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 24th The free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of August 24! Heroes of the Storm Heroes Aug 24, 2021 at 15:33 by Stan
Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes: August 20th Heroes of the Storm Balance Patch Notes: August 20th Heroes of the Storm has been updated with Hero balance changes. Read the official patch notes for details. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 9 comments Aug 20, 2021 at 18:03 by Staff
Zagara Temporarily Disabled & Upcoming Changes Zagara Temporarily Disabled & Upcoming Changes Zagara has been temporarily disabled in all forms of play until the next balance patch goes live. The forthcoming update comes with Zagara changes that we outline in this article. Heroes of the Storm Heroes 2 comments Aug 20, 2021 at 14:38 by Staff
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 17th Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: Week of August 17th A new week in the Nexus is here and the free Hero rotation has been updated for the week of August 17. Heroes of the Storm Heroes Aug 17, 2021 at 14:28 by Stan
Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 We have some more news from the new Blizzard co-leader, as Mike Ybarra has actually been streaming lately and got some +20ies done, offered up some opinions on certain game mechanics and even suggested to play WoW's biggest competitor, Final Fantasy 14 with Complexity-Limit's GM Max! Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 15, 2021 at 17:03 by Starym
Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass As a thank you to all of our Premium supporters, we're proud to introduce the Icy Veins Masterclass, a Premium member-only video series by Azortharion that will help you become a better player. Icy Veins Icy Veins 27 comments Aug 13, 2021 at 13:04 by Staff
High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit Kotaku reports that Diablo 4's Game Director Luis Barriga, Lead Designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft Designer Jonathan LeCraft were let go from Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 12, 2021 at 11:43 by Stan
Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Former Blizzard Community Manager Brandy Camel, who also goes by the nickname Nevalistis, talked on her blog about her time at Blizzard and the memorable BlizzCon when Diablo Immortal was revealed. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 07, 2021 at 19:51 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard held its quarterly earnings call yesterday and here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard Aug 04, 2021 at 10:09 by Staff
Blizzards Head of Global Human Resources is No Longer with the Company Blizzard's Head of Global Human Resources is No Longer with the Company J. Allen Brack isn't the only executive leaving Blizzard today. Jesse Meschuk, Blizzard's head of global Human Resources, has now departed too, according to The Verge and Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Aug 03, 2021 at 21:42 by Stan
Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Financial Results Press Release Activision Blizzard Q2 2021 Financial Results Press Release The financial details of Activision Blizzard's second quarter of 2021 have been posted in a press release ahead of the earnings call today, which also addresses the lawsuit and the working environment in the company. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Aug 03, 2021 at 20:55 by Staff
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