Beefy Heroes Of The Storm Patch Introduces New Event, Battleground, And Hero

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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Blizzard released a rather sizable new patch for it's free-to-play MOBA -- Heroes of the Storm -- today. The update introduces a new special event -- Xel'naga Artifact Hunt, a new Hero -- Alarak, and a new Star Craft themed Battleground -- Braxis Holdout.

In the Xel'naga Artifact Hunt, players are tasked with tracking down SCV's and eliminating them before they can find the artifacts that have begun appearing the Nexus. Of course, it's not all killing. Once the SCV's are eliminated, players are welcome to collect the artifacts for themselves and earn some rewards.

The event is divided into a Daily Quest in which players will earn a 1 day Stim Pack for collecting 12 Artifact Pieces during a single game, as well as an Event Quest. The Event Quest requires players to collect 150 Artifact pieces before October 18. Those who are successful will earn a Xel'naga Artifact Portrait.

In addition to the above things, Blizzard is also offering players the chance to add another Hero to their ranks for free. Players can choose between one of three characters: Anub'arak, Thrall, or Tyrande. If a player owns any of those characters, they will be replace with Nazeebo, Sonya, or Uther. If all six characters are already owned, the player will recieve 4,000 gold.

This is just a small portion of new additions and changes that came in the recent Heroes of the Storm update. Like I said... It's beefy. To learn more about the patch, you can read the notes on Battle.net.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (8)

NGoHT 6 years ago
Still no depth, way too casual, low flexibility/customization (no deep strategy that items could provide or promote different play styles.)
Good for casuals and starters though.

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Jafarson 6 years ago
if u are from Europe and want to start this game, take my invitation and we both will get bonuses, (double xp, free characters and gold) just go and register with this link below

battle.net/recruit/QFQ2KH5TTW

ASD 6 years ago
Sad I hate mobas but the game is alright. But If you like mobas I'd recommand it since blizzard is a good developer.

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