New Heroes and Skins for Heroes of the Storm with Machines of War

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August 19, 2016

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Worlds collide as the Koprulu sector enters the Nexus, setting the stage for battles that will shake both realms to their core. Two new battlegrounds filled with signature StarCraft carnage await: time to let the nukes fly and unleash the fury of the Swarm on your enemies. Dominate the battlefield as Alarak, the Tal’darim Highlord, a brand-new arrival to the Nexus hailing from the sci-fi epic Legacy of the Void. Don new, themed Hero skins and fight side by side with familiar characters seen through the lens of StarCraft. The terrans, protoss, and zerg are no strangers to conflict, but the coming war across the Nexus will prove to be more intense than anything they have ever known.

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NEW BATTLEGROUNDS

Lead your team to victory on these new battlegrounds and prove that you belong among the greatest heroes of the Koprulu Sector.

Braxis Holdout

The Dominion used the remote and hostile planet Braxis to conduct experiments on ways to turn the Zerg swarm into a weapon they could unleash on their enemies. Though the Dominion’s main psi disrupter was destroyed, this space platform’s beacons remain fully operational and ready to be used. Capture the beacons and watch what happens when a flood of weaponized Zerg ravages the battlefield.

Warhead Junction

Once a testing facility for nuclear weapons, Warhead Junction has since fallen into ruin. However, the site’s abandonment hasn’t stopped its glitchy adjutant from continuing to produce and hand out nuclear weapons. Join the arms race of Warhead Junction, build up your stockpile, and rain hell on your enemies!

IN-GAME EVENT: XEL’NAGA ARTIFACT HUNT

Xel’Naga artifacts have begun to appear all across the Nexus, and SCVs are being deployed to collect them. Terminate the interlopers with extreme prejudice and collect artifact pieces!

To participate, log into the game and play. You’ll get a daily quest to collect artifacts. At the start of a match, artifact pieces and SCVs may appear. Collect pieces to restore the artifact, but watch out for SCVs trying to interfere!

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NEW Heroes and NEW SKINS

Machines of War introduces a roster of heroes and skins for all the awaiting fans. This includes the much anticipated entry of Alarak from the StarCraft franchise and the second Overwatch hero to join the register, Zarya. On top of that, there’s new legendary skin for everyone’s favorite Queen of Blades. Of course, Kerrigan’s new look wouldn’t be complete without a slick new mount to ride into battle, and her Ghost Speeder delivers exactly that

ALARAK

Not all heroes are born of altruism… some, like Alarak, simply desire vengeance. As the new Highlord of the Tal’darim, Alarak leads his people to a destiny free of the corrupt influence of the fallen xel’naga, Amon.

ZARYA

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world’s strongest women and was a promising athlete, but all that changed when the Siberian omnium reawakened. As a soldier in the Russian Defense Force, she now proudly uses her strength to protect the ones she loves.

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The Machines of War are nearly upon the Nexus. Find out what Heroes join the fight in this upcoming epic event.

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