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Heroes Technical Alpha Patch Notes — July 23, 2014, More Master Skin Videos

Heroes of the Storm is currently in maintenance and a major patch is being applied. A new progression system, a new hero, a new battleground and many changes are being set up in this next alpha build. The list of changes is huge, so check the full list here. However here is the first part of the notes:

Quote from: Blizzard

We’ve brought the Heroes of the Storm service down for a period of extended maintenance today in order to release a brand new patch for the Technical Alpha. Maintenance is ongoing, but don’t worry; we’ll let you know as soon as the Nexus is back online! In the meantime, you can check out complete patch notes below.

Please welcome Rehgar, our latest addition to the Heroes of the Storm roster!

General

Full Translations Coming SoonThe Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha game client will soon feature full audio and text translations for languages in both the European and Latin American regions. In the coming days, the following languages will be supported:

  • Europe
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Latin America
    • Spanish
    • Portuguese
  • Be advised that this represents an early pass at audio and text translations for each the languages above. During Tech Alpha testing, players using clients in languages other than English may encounter typos and other translation errors. Please keep in mind that work is ongoing and each language will receive additional polish in the weeks to come.

New Battleground

Heroes_Heroes.05_GardenofTerror_Thumb_700x377.jpg Garden of Terror

a brand new 3-lane Battleground, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play in all matchmaking queues!

  • After 90 seconds, Night will fall and Horrors will rise within the garden.
    • Venture into the garden to kill the Horrors and collect the Seeds they drop.
    • Night will persist until all remaining Horrors have been destroyed.
    • Collect 100 Seeds and then return to base to take control of a monstrous Garden Terror!
  • Once unleashed, Garden Terrors can use the following powerful abilities:
    • Spore Queen’s Curse (Q)
      • After a short delay, enemy Heroes in the target area are turned into Plant Zombies for 5 seconds.
      • While in Plant Zombie form, Heroes deal reduced damage, have their Movement Speed reduced by 30%, and become silenced.
    • Plant Horror Overgrowth (W)
      • Disables and damages all enemy structures within a large area as long as the Horror Overgrowth remains alive.
      • Deals heavy damage to Minions within its area of effect.
  • Check out our latest Developer Insights blog, which offers an in-depth look at the design behind the Garden of Terror Battleground.

New Hero Rehgar Earthfury, Shaman of the Earthen Ring,

has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of his abilities, and check out Rehgar’s Hero Week blog for much more information on this powerful new Support Hero.

  • Abilities:
    • Chain Heal (Q)
      • Creates a healing wave that jumps between allies.
    • Lightning Shield (W)
      • Imbue target ally with lightning, causing damage to nearby enemies.
    • Earthbind Totem (E)
      • Spawns a totem that slows nearby enemies.
  • Trait:
    • Ghost Wolf (Z)
      • Instead of using a mount, Rehgar transforms into a Ghost Wolf, increasing his movement speed.
  • Heroic Abilities
    • Bloodlust (R)
      • Stir allies into a frenzy, increasing their Attack and Movement Speeds.
    • Ancestral Healing (R)
      • Significantly heals an allied Hero.

New Master Skin videos have also been put on youtube!

WoD Beta Patch Notes Update 23/07

To finish off tonight’s round of news a new set of WoD beta patch notes have been released. You can check out the full set here, however here are some highlights:

  • Aspect of the Fox is a new ability for all Hunters.
    Aspect of the Fox: Party and raid members within 40 yards take on the aspects of a fox, allowing them to move while casting all spells for 6 seconds. Only one Aspect can be active at a time. 3 minute cooldown.
  • Mages: Ice Ward now causes the next 3 attackers (up from 1) to trigger a Frost Nova.
  • Paladins: Sanctified Wrath (Protection) now increases the damage of Holy Wrath by 100% and causes it to generate 1 Holy Power.
  • Warlocks: We were unsatisfied with Grimoire of Sacrifice for Demonology. Fundamentally, it did not fit Demonology’s theme to sacrifice their pet, full time. We had toyed with ideas where it acted as a temporary cooldown for Demonology, but have decided to replace it with a new talent, which is more theme-appropriate, and fits well against the competition in that talent row.
  • Grimoire of Sacrifice is no longer available to Demonology Warlocks and has a new talent, Grimoire of Synergy in its place.
    Grimoire of Synergy: When the Warlock or their demon deals damage, there is a chance to trigger Demonic Synergy, granting the other one 15% increased damage for 15 seconds.