BlizzCon 2014 – Heroes of the Storm Fact Sheet

WHAT IS HEROES OF THE STORM?

Heroes of the Storm is a fun-filled, free-to-play online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. In Heroes, the epic battles between the champions and villains of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo aren’t settled with last hits and kill-stealing—victory is achieved by working together as a team.

Whether you’re a hardcore World of Warcraft raider, a demon-slaying Barbarian, or a Bronze-league Terran, you’ll find customizable heroes from across the Blizzard multiverse to suit your play style – with more on the way. Grab four of your buddies and engage in fast-paced 5v5 mayhem across varied battlegrounds that impact strategy and change the way you play every match. When the mightiest characters in gaming history clash, hilarity and mayhem take center stage!

CHOOSE YOUR HERO

Characters like Thrall, Kerrigan, Diablo, Arthas, Zeratul, Tyrael—powerful legends from Azeroth, Sanctuary, the Koprulu sector, and beyond—have been sucked into the Nexus, a transdimensional storm, to engage in eternal battle. Stranded in a strange limbo of clashing universes, these combatants are joined by the same fate—to engage in pulse-pounding combat, and team up in a deadly struggle for survival. Each hero’s fighting style can be customized through a talent system that unlocks special bonuses and abilities that reflect each hero’s unique persona.

MASTER THE BATTLEGROUNDS

The Nexus plunges the greatest warriors and strategists of the Blizzard multiverse into one of 7unique battlegrounds for a no-holds-barred melee. Conquer mercenary camps to recruit powerful allies, such as siege giants, to your side. Unlock the mysteries of each battleground, including ghostly pirate ships, the fickle Raven Lord, and massive grave golems to achieve a glorious victory. Each battleground offers a different strategic objective, affecting how you play each hero, as well as team strategy.

GET INTO THE ACTION – FASTER

With matches clocking in at 20 minutes, players must quickly come together and execute with precision. The thrill of battle unfolds quickly as players strategically choose talents to customize their fighting style without the need to manage items or money. Each match offers numerous possibilities and challenges for players to create new strategies based on battleground objectives as well as team compositions. Features such as Ranked Play and Custom Games create another level of competition for teams ready for a higher level battle.

SMASH YOUR ENEMIES IN STYLE

Distinguish yourself and your team in battle with dozens of unique heroes, skins, and mounts. Then choose from among multiple heroic abilities, enabling you to dish out ruin in the form of orbital bombardments, strafing frost wyrms, or all-consuming hellfire—to name just a few of the many ways you’ll be able to deliver destruction to your enemies.

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