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Published July 1, 2015

Heroes Of The Storm is currently my favorite MOBA (replacing Smite) and I think a lot of people feel the same judging by how popular its become so quickly. The game got a decent sized update yesterday called Eternal Conflict that updates the game with a lot of new Diablo themed content.

This update includes a new map, new objectives, new hero, UI Changes and fixes for various bugs. I posted the important patch notes below. If you want to read all the extra patch notes, then click here.


General

Kill the Treasure Goblins!

It seems that mischievous Treasure Goblins have snuck into the Nexus alongside the arrival of the Burning Hells. These devious creatures are intent on pilfering as much gold as they can carry, and while their numbers are yet unknown, the fortunes they’ve scavenged must be returned! Adventurers that manage to slay any Treasure Goblins they encounter during the Eternal Conflict will be handsomely rewarded. A Treasure Goblin will do anything in its power to evade those it deems hostile, so dispose of these timid beings swiftly, lest they open a portal and slip away!

  • Players will receive a Special Event Quest titled: “Kill a Treasure Goblin!” each day during the Eternal Conflict event.
    • Before the start of a match, any players with an active Special Event Quest will cause a Treasure Goblin to spawn at a random location near their team’s Core.
    • Kill the Treasure Goblin before the pregame timer reaches 0, or it will open a portal and escape the Battleground.
    • Any players with an active Special Event Quest that manage to kill a Treasure Goblin before it escapes will receive 100 Gold for their efforts at the end of the match.
    • Treasure Goblins may spawn on any Battleground, in any matchmaking game mode (Versus A.I., Quick Match, Hero League, Team League).
    • This Special Event Quest is available to all players, whether or not they’ve unlocked Daily Quests by reaching Player Level 6.
    • While players are invited to kill as many Treasure Goblins as they can, this Special Event Quest can only be completed once per day. Incomplete Quests do not stack.

New Portrait Rewards

  • Facebook Portrait
    • The Heroes of the Storm Facebook Page has reached 1 Million Likes! To help celebrate this social media milestone, all players who log in to the game before our next major patch arrives will receive a new, Facebook-themed portrait. Thank you for your support!
  • Golden Tiger Portrait
    • Any players that redeem the Golden Tiger Mount key found in the Heroes of the Storm Starter Pack will receive an exclusive new Golden Tiger portrait.
      • This portrait will also be retroactively granted to players who redeemed their Golden Tiger Mount key prior to today’s patch.

New Battleground

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The conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells has spilled into the Nexus, breeding a new Battleground that is equal parts righteous and wicked. Angels, Demons, and now Heroes clash in ceaseless combat in their struggle for dominance over the Battlefield of Eternity.

  • Battlefield of Eternity is a two-lane Battleground featuring two massive Immortals that battle endlessly at its center, and teams must compete to defeat the opposing Immortal.
  • Once its foe has been toppled, the victorious Immortal will be restored to full Health, and proceed to seek out enemy Structures, attacking down the lane with the most remaining defenses.
  • An attacking Immortal will also gain a Shield, proportionate to the amount of Health it had remaining at the end of the battle.
    • The Immortal will perform ranged attacks, which each consume a portion of its Shield. Taking damage will also drain the Immortal’s Shield.
    • Once its Shield has been expended, the Immortal will only attack at melee range.

New Mercenaries

  • Fallen Shaman
    • These malformed demons never stray too far from a pack of Fallen Hounds, and will quickly resurrect any Hounds that are killed in combat. Those who value their souls would be wise to first destroy the Shaman before targeting its Hound companions.
  • Khazra
    • The half human, half goat creatures that inhabit Battlefield of Eternity are tough, ranged attackers that won’t hesitate to rain spears on their foes. Defeat the Khazra at their camps to harness their destructive appetite before the enemy team.

New Battleground, More Often

  • Starting today, the pool of Battlegrounds available in all modes, except Custom Games, will be temporarily limited to the following:
    • Battlefield of Eternity
    • Sky Temple
    • Tomb of the Spider Queen
    • Cursed Hollow
  • This has been done to increase the frequency with which players encounter the new Battleground, Battlefield of Eternity.
  • During this time, players can still select and play on any Battleground they wish using Custom Games.
  • All Battlegrounds, including Battlefield of Eternity, will once again be made available for play in all matchmaking game modes on Tuesday, July 7.

New Hero

The Butcher has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of this terrifying new Assassin’s Abilities.

Trait

  • Fresh Meat
    • Nearby Minions and Heroes drop meat when they die. Pick up meat to gain a 1% bonus to Basic Attack damage, up to a maximum 25%. All meat is lost upon death.

Basic Abilities

  • Hamstring (Q)
    • Deal damage and slow enemies by 50%, fading over 2 seconds. Your next Basic Attack will strike immediately.
  • Butcher’s Brand (W)
    • Deal damage to an enemy, and cause your Basic Attacks against the branded target to heal you for 75% of the damage done for 5 seconds. Healing doubled versus Heroes.
  • Ruthless Onslaught (E)
    • Charge at an enemy, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed. If you reach the target, they take damage and become stunned for 1 second.

Heroic Abilities

  • Lamb to the Slaughter (R)
    • Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals damage, and chains the enemy to the post for 4 seconds.
  • Furnace Blast (R)
    • After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around you, dealing massive damage to enemies in the area. Furnace Blast can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.

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