Blizzard is holding a livestream event this evening, streaming Heroes of the Storm ahead of the release of its 2.0 update.
The livestream (watch here) will have several exciting reveals if you’ve got the HOTS for Blizzard’s MOBA, with a walkthrough of the new update, a new hero reveal and a show map between two of the top HGC teams on the new Hanamura map.
There will also be a discussion from game director Alan Dabiri and lead hero designer Kent-Erik Hagman, during which they’ll discuss all of the substantial changes and forthcoming features for the game.
The stream begins at 7pm and you can watch it here. The update itself brings several new features, including loot chests (which PCGN have excellently broken down) and a bunch of changes, which you can see below:
-73 new skins
-A new map: Hanamura
-A free Mega Hero Bundle
-Two new heroes Genji and one more, announced during tonights stream
-A completely updated store/collection UI
-Hero voice lines
-Nexus Challenge 2.0 - an event likely crossing over with Overwatch once again, since Hanamura and Genji were just added.
-Up to 70 loot boxes for free
-A completely revamped progression system
-Mastery taunts unlocked by hitting level 10 with a character
-Brand new portraits
-In-game win/loss statistics
-Emojis to use in chat
-New Currency System - Eliminates the usage of real money, with purchases instead involving buying gems.