Blizzard Details Heroes of the Storm "Eternal Conflict" Diablo Themed Event

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
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Technically starting on June 30th, Blizzard Entertainment will be holding a months long Diablo themed event called "Eternal Conflict" in their free to play MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Unofficially, the event has already started with the inclusion of Johanna the Crusader from Diablo 3 in the character roster.

"This is something the players have been asking for," added Alan Dabiri, technical director on Heroes of the Storm. "Up until now, we've had all these different battlegrounds, but they haven't been in our Blizzard universe. This is the first opportunity for players to see one of their favorite game worlds... and we'll keep doing that."

Eternal Conflict will add the previously teased "Heaven and Hell" battleground designed around the 4th Act from Diablo 3. This smaller map forces multiple choke points and ambush points and encourages players to engage in epic battles against Immortals and other players. If your team's Immortal stays alive, they'll join your team in combat against the opposing team.

Starting with the melee fighter, The Butcher (releasing in a few weeks), Blizzard plans to also release Heroes on a more frequent timetable. While Diablo will be the main focus over the next few months, expect Blizzard to cycle through other long running IPs after that.

Check out Blizzard's page for a full video reveal and a special video showcasing The Butcher's skills in action.

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About the Author

Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor in Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (11)

blabla 7 years ago
We all know that Heroes of the Storm is guna dominate the moba industry
simply because blizzard makes masterpieces!!

watch them stupid copycat LoL and Dota playerbase shrink till everyone forgets they even existed!

roy 7 years ago
Brainless repetetive one map faking moba for poor asian belieevers who live in this map in dreams to win in competition, what other ideot will place this copy paste shit looking crap!

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-GG-TheSecondJoker 7 years ago
A true gamer no longer cares about p2w mobas which are made in less than a year, at least put more work into your games...

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Sylvaris 7 years ago
MMObomb is a website I'm quite fond off. The work you guys put into it is praiseworthy. But I find it pretty intriguing that a random event of HotS can make it to your news and not the massive engine change that's coming to DOTA 2. 'Dota 2 Reborn' beta is already here. A new engine, a new UI, Enabling user made custom games, custom maps, and a whole bunch of performance improvements and that doesn't make the news? LoL and Smite seem to make news simply by introducing new heroes.

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