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!
The HOTS rework seems to have worked. It's looking better and better by every patch.
Loved the promo video and what they showed from Alexstrasza. Will probably not make me play the game more often, but still a nice addition.
Alexstrasza looks really nice, cant wait to play herand the new changes looks nice.
i really like the new performance based matchmaking system and camera rework, those changes will really improve the gameplay
god bless that new matchmaking system
Hanzo this was only a test, Alexstrasza will never yield!
Want to play Alexstrasza! Dragons FTW! :-)
Now I can play my overwatch main in HotS!
I don't play HotS anymore but I loved the trailer and Alexstrasza's gameplay looks really fun. I might get back to playing it !
so many heroes :/ they should have focus on something else imho
YAY welcome the Life binder in all her grace
Just a tiny Entry for the givaway.
i can't wait for the new changes :3
I dont like the stealth rework (even tho i cant see them at Garden of terror at night)
Big fan of HoTS but never been able to attach myself to play for long. These changes look good, let's get back into it!
Woop woop, Alexstrazsa! Always good to see some dragon awe! XD
Alex looked so cool!
Really like the idea Blizzard have introducing differents chars from their games, I really love @Hanzo at Overwatch so for HotS same.