We're always looking for ways to improve Heroes of the Storm, and this year we've been hard at work on a number of changes designed to improve gameplay at all skill levels. We showed these changes to professional players and key community members earlier this year, and now we're opening them up to the public through an extended testing period on the PTR, beginning on November 20. Let us know what you think!
We are slightly increasing the in-game field of view to help improve team fight clarity and overall visibility.
In order to properly balance Stealth for both casual and high-end play, we're making it easier to spot stealthed Heroes. This is accompanied by buffs to the Stealth Heroes.
To better showcase individual skill in lane matchups, we're exploring ways to make the laning phase more meaningful without increasing overall game length.
To create more impactful choices about how, when, and which Mercenary Camps to capture, we are making changes to various Mercenaries.
It's about to get easier than ever to coordinate plays with your allies, because we're integrating Blizzard Voice directly into the Heroes of the Storm client! Voice chat in Heroes will be available in the months to come.
We're further increasing the accuracy of our matchmaking system by taking your individual performance and contributions into account after each match, rather than relying solely on victory or defeat.
More details coming soon!
It's nice that they're improving the mercs, it often felt like they were just a 10-second punching bag, and that getting them hardly made a difference.
I love Heroes of the Storm, especially with these new sweet changes to camera and addition of even more awesome looking heroes. I love changes to the early game as well and mercenary update.
Well,Alextrasza looks GORGELOUS. Playing as her will certainly be great. Now I'm just hoping for deathwing to come next as well...
I'm wondering whether Alextrasza's skins affect her dragon form too...I would hope so!
And now add Deathwing please
After viewing this, I hope they won't screw stealth heroes, making them more easily visible is just removing the whole stealth point, since they are supposed to be nearly invisible. Either way, looks nice how they will handle the lane mechanics, and I'm excited to see how it will be to push a fort with those new mechanics.
I haven't played HotS in quite some time but I think Alexstrasza is going to make me play it again. The camera rework might draw me back in as well, freaking incredible! I have to get the gems ready to instantly buy Alexstrasza... :D
I am in LOVE with the Dark Queen Alexstrasza skin. Especially the dragon form version of it. Hnnnggg...
So we get Alextrasza, will Neltharion be next...?