Developer Blizzard Leisure has introduced that the favored MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, has a brand-new playable character. Climatologist and Overwatch fan-favorite Mei has landed in Heroes of the Storm’s Public Take a look at Realm on PC, with an official launch scheduled for June 23.
There’s one notable distinction between HotS Mei and Overwatch Mei: she’s a Tank this time round as an alternative of a DPS hero. In any other case, she brings her acquainted Overwatch equipment to Heroes of the Storm, equivalent to her blizzard and ice wall talents, with a number of new additions. This features a snowball that damages and slows enemies, a directional slide sort out that knocks foes backward, and extra.
Along with Mei, Blizzard is introducing two extra components to Heroes of the Storm’s PTR: A brand new Nexus Anomaly and one other in-game occasion.
The most recent Nexus Anomaly, Local weather Phenomena, will add a wide range of climate results to Heroes of the Storm. There are three climate situations gamers can expertise on the PTR proper now–Foggy Mists, Rain Storms, and Snow Flurries–that will present distinctive buffs for all characters on the sector. These results will repeat periodically, with the climate dynamically altering in-game, till the match concludes.
Nexomania, HotS’ WrestleMania-like in-game occasion, has returned as properly. Mal’gaucho Mal’ganis, Swingin’ Scourge of Stratholme, and La Gata de Batalla can be duking it out to grow to be the champion of Nexomania 2. Blizzard hasn’t clarified particulars concerning the occasion, however MC Tombstone can be analyzing the battles as they happen.
Heroes of the Storm launched again in June 2015, making it 5 years for the reason that MOBA first got here out. Mei’s inclusion, the introduction of a brand new Nexus Anomaly, and the return of the Nexomania are all in celebration of the sport’s five-year anniversary.
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