Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm Dev Tracker

23 Nov

Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until November 30, PST. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.

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22 Nov

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04 Nov

Heroes of the Storm has just been updated with Hero balance changes! Read on for details.

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20 Oct


I just wanted to pop in here and say there isn’t a coding limitation and that yes, we could make % based damage mitigated by Armor, but we don’t want to.

07 Oct

Heroes of the Storm has just been updated with Hero balance changes! Read on for details.

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  • Both The Lost Vikings and Leoric are flooding our RISK team with intentional feeding false positives. To keep ARAM as healthy as possible we...
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25 Sep


I feel baited lol.

Also to clarify, I was not the designer in charge of Deathwing (though we all had a hand in helping out with him), that was Kyle, who also did heroes such as Zul’jin, Kel’Thuzad, and Orphea.

For what it’s worth, I read these forums pretty much every day, so there’s very little that happens here that I don’t see. :slight_smile:


Arthas’s Icy Talons talent makes me think he’s a bird.

16 Sep

14 Sep


Heya Undek,

As of the introduction of the Storm League Quest Line, the end of season rewards, in this case Portraits, are only awarded to those that have completed the 50 wins. I went back and verified this was consistent with previous seasons with the Ranked quest line.

The good news is 2020 Season 4 only requires 35 wins this time, which might make it a little easier next time!

09 Sep


Hey everyone,

We are aware of the issues where abilities on that top bar are shifting around on D.Va. I’ll look into it and pass it along. Thanks!


Hey everyone!

Thanks for the reports on this, I’ll get some tracking on this and pass it along. I appreciate the heads up!

08 Sep


Hey there WebDeath,

It is intended that Role and Universe dailies will still require you to play an appropriate Hero to progress them in ARAM. Ranked and Unranked are the only modes that will progress all dailies, regardless of Hero selection.

There’s a war on in the Korprulu Sector: Battlecruisers are meeting Leviathans, and the asteroid fields are littered with the glowing husks of capital ships. The throne of the Zerg has been usurped by the invading Betrayer King of the Alliance, but there is a force that stands to oppose him. Who will emerge victorious? The newly crowned King of Blades, Arthas, or the resistance led by the Emperor of the Dominion, Anduin?

Starting today, you can see the fight play out for yourself in the newly dropped CraftWars patch, with new skins, mounts, and more. To take in the creation tale of this mighty patch, we sat down with Assistant Art Director Trevor Jacobs and Senior Artist Andrew Kinabrew.

King of Blades Arthas



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What if we told you it was time to settle who’d win a fight between your favorite Warcraft and StarCraft heroes? Now, what if we told you that you’d be the one to settle that grudge? No more time for hypotheticals—the CraftWars Event has arrived in-game today, and worlds are colliding!

Take a look below for details on the new Event, the next Nexus Anomaly, the latest round of Hero reworks, and more!

New Event: CraftWars


The reemergence of the Dark Nexus has led to fiercer competition for Singularities than ever before—but a small group of Heroes is transforming the conflict. The Realm Crafter they’ve developed doesn’t just bring Heroes from multiple dimensions together in the Nexus—it actually fuses them, along with their friendships, rivalries, and powers.

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“This anomaly is putting the power directly into your hands, giving you the choice of when to utilize it.” 

The thundering drumbeats that sound from Azeroth’s arenas now echo throughout the Nexus. Fingers, claws, and tendrils clutch trinkets suddenly imbued with the unstoppable force of a rampaging war machine. This power can be yours. You need only claim your Gladiator’s Medallion and let nothing stand in your way.

The Gladiator’s Medallion is our 4th and newest experiment in Nexus Anomalies: the limited-time gameplay shake-ups that temporarily grace the Battlegrounds before heading back into the space between realms. During this new anomaly, every Hero will be equipped with an activated ability that instantly clears most disabling effects and grants a brief Unstoppable buff, though with a hefty 5-minute cooldown. Consider it your new “I’ve made a huge mistake” undo button, or a tool to help you pull of...

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Our next Heroes of the Storm patch is live and brings a new Nexus Anomaly, ARAM mode, new skins and mounts, along with D.Va and Gazlowe reworks and more! Read on for more information.

NOTE: Orange text indicates a change between PTR and Live notes.

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03 Sep

What do you get when you mix a professional gamer from the future, energy drinks, a huge mech, and tabletop roleplaying game archetypes? According to David Warner, senior game designer on the Heroes of the Storm team, the outcome of this amalgamation is the brand-new D.Va rework, releasing with Heroes of the Storm’s upcoming patch.

We caught up with Warner to hear more about everyone’s favorite MEKA pilot and what it’s like to rework heroes.

For Warner, game design is like a constantly-changing jigsaw puzzle with an unknown number of parts. Trying to suss out the best direction to take a design is a point of frustration, but when all of the pieces seamlessly connect, it brings him an unparalleled feeling of fulfillment.

“Personally,” Warner says, “the best feeling is when you finally get all the segments of a particular build in place and you start getting feedback about ...

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