A Quick Look at Blizzard Entertainment’s Heroes of the Storm

This year’s Blizzcon had plenty of exciting news and events going on, including tons of new information on their new free to play game, Heroes of the Storm.

For those that do not already know, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming free to play MOBA (Multiplayer online battle arena) game. It will feature many of the heroes and villains you already know from other Blizzard titles, both past and present.

Whether you are a fan of MOBA games already or completely new to the genre, Heroes of the Storm has a lot to offer, and in this article, I will give you a quick overview of the game and all its features.

Blizzard heroes
One of the biggest features of Heroes of the Storm is the fact that you can play as many of the heroes and villains from other Blizzard games.

Not only will you get to play as your favorite characters but you will also be able to customize them with various abilities, skins, mounts, and more.

The roles
Heroes of the Storm currently has four different roles for you to play, depending on what character and abilities you choose.

These roles are Assassin, Warrior, Support, and Specialist. Each role will have its strengths and weaknesses that you will need to learn.

For example, if you choose to play as Kerrigan you will be in the assassin role. This means you will do a lot of damage to other heroes but will have very low health and little defense yourself. If you decide to play in the assassin role, you will need to pick off your enemies while trying your best to avoid any damage.

Each of the other roles will have similar pros and cons as the assassin role does.

Battlegrounds
The maps that you will be playing on in Heroes of the Storm are referred to as “battlegrounds” and while they will seem familiar if you have ever played other MOBA games before, they are also vastly different and more in-depth.

A few of the battlegrounds will have multiple above and below ground sections to them, adding a completely new layer of strategy. In fact, one of the battlegrounds, called ‘The Haunted Mines’, will require your team to kill various undead underneath the map and collect their skulls. Once you have enough skulls, a golem will appear for both teams to aid them. Whichever team collected the most skulls will have the more powerful golem.

Conclusion
As you can see, Heroes of the Storm provides quite a few interesting variations to the already popular MOBA genre. It will definitely be worth checking out once it has been released.

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