Posted Sun Nov 6, 2016 at 10:50 AM PST by Connor Sears
A new battleground is also incoming.
At BlizzCon 2016 this weekend, Blizzard had a whole collection of reveals prepared for its MOBA, 'Heroes of the Storm.' Two new characters will be joining the Nexus before year's end, as well as a new game mode.
King Varian and Ragnaros will both join the game's lineup of playable characters in 2016. Ragnaros is a melee assassin with some unique defensive capabilities. Ragnaros players can inhabit friendly Forts and Keeps to give them more literal firepower when enemies are on the offensive.
Varian is being billed as the game's first multiclass hero. Depending on how the player decides to build Varian, they can pick up a shield to serve a tankier role or forgo the shield altogether for more of a damage-first approach.
Also on the way is a new game mode. Blackheart's Revenge is an asymmetrical attack/defend map where one team is tasked with collecting cannonballs to fire at Captain Blackheart's invading ship. The other team must defend the ship until it is able to cross the map and destroy the first team's Core.
Blizzard also unveiled the Nexus Challenge, an event running through January 4 that allows players to unlock content in both 'Heroes' and 'Overwatch' by playing games in a party.
You can see all of the newly revealed 'Heroes' content in the trailer below.
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