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Blizzard Announces New Heroes of the Storm Heroes, Nexus Challenge, and More at BlizzCon 2016

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Blizzard Announces New Heroes of the Storm Heroes, Nexus Challenge, and More at BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard at the BlizzCon 2016 added two new faces to its PC multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), Heroes of the Storm. World of Warcraft's Varian and Ragnaros will be seen as the new heroes.

Varian is the first multi-class hero that can be played either as a deadly assassin or a shield-wielding warrior. Ragnaros has some fiery abilities that includes summoning lava waves to incinerate an entire lane's worth of enemy minions.

Varian will be available for testing next week and as a fully playable character on November 15, while Ragnaros will join the Heroes in December.

 

Aside from announcing the new characters, Blizzard also unveiled a new Heroes Brawl called Blackheart's Brawl. The brawl allows only one core while the defending team tries to help prevent Bleackheart from sinking. The new brawl will be available starting November 15.

That's not all. The company also announced a new Nexus Challenge giveaway in Heroes of the Storm to the delight of Blizzard players alike. The Nexus Challenge will allow players to unlock in-game loot in both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.

"Complete 15 Heroes of the Storm games in Ranked, Unranked Draft, Quick Match, or Co-op vs. A.I. before time runs out, and you'll unlock the Oni Genji skin, spray, and player icon in Overwatch, as well as Zarya and the Oni Genji Portrait in Heroes of the Storm," Blizzard says.

Completing 30 games in Heroes of the Storm during the Nexus Challenge nets players new heroes, an new Orochi Hovercycle mount, and a 30-day Stimpack for the game. The Nexus Challenge begins from November 15 and ends on January 4.

Overwatch fans were also introduced to a new character, Sombra - a hacker with a base of operations located in Dorado, Mexico.

(Also see: Overwatch Review)

Overwatch is currently one of Blizzards hottest games this year, praised in both gameplay and production value.

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