Heroes of the Storm Resistance Skins Includes One for Deckard PAIN!

Heroes of the Storm has been updated with the Resistance patch that brings new themed skins into the game. Players can check out the military appearances for Cain as Deckard Pain, Hanzo as Delta Hanzo, Blaze (in human form!) as Cpl. Miles Lewis and, of course, D.E.R.P.A. the new themed mount. We’ve got the video after the jump!

With Zero Fanfare, Heroes of the Storm’s Next Hero Announced – Say Hi to Imperius

Diablo 3’s archangel, Imperius, is the next hero coming to the Heroes of the Storm Nexus. Imperius will be available on the public test realm on January 2nd. The announcement isn’t unexpected since the community was told in a recent producer’s letter that the next hero would be coming along right after the start of the new year. What is surprising is that the announcement came without an accompanying video or explanation of Imperius’s abilities.

Heroes of the Storm Production Manager Updates the Community About Forthcoming Development

Heroes of the Storm Production Manager Kaeo Milker has posted a new thread on the official forums to inform the community about forthcoming development of the game. Most notable, he indicates that the “next few months will unfold much like we’d originally planned” and that the game’s 85th hero would be announced and arriving on the PTR in early January. He goes on to say that, while the team is smaller, it’s “functional” and can make “the features and content we want”.

Staff Changes & the Elimination of Key Esports Events Anchor Worrisome Heroes of the Storm Post

One of J. Allen Brack’s first major acts as president of Blizzard is a new & worrisome post on the Heroes of the Storm site. The letter begins with the ominous tone that states, “We’ve made the difficult decision to shift some developers from HotS to other teams.” The letter goes on to attempt to reassure fans that “HotS remains our love letter to Blizzard’s worlds and characters” but then announces two esports events will canceled going forward.

Heroes of the Storm Details the 2018 Winter Event – It’s Time for Toys!

The Heroes of the Storm Twitter has a new video that shows off some of the great new skins coming in the Winter 2018 event. These include Cuddle Bear Stitches, Playtime Dehakasaurus Rex and Cosmic Force Valeera. There is also a minty fresh recolor of Sylvanas’s Sugar Plum Fairy skin and a new announcer as well as tons of icons and sprays….oh and the AWESOME Plush Unicorn mount! The event runs from December 11th to January 7th.

Heroes of the Storm Details the 2018 Winter Event – It’s Time for Toys!

The Heroes of the Storm Twitter has a new video that shows off some of the great new skins coming in the Winter 2018 event. These include Cuddle Bear Stitches, Playtime Dehakasaurus Rex and Cosmic Force Valeera. There is also a minty fresh recolor of Sylvanas’s Sugar Plum Fairy skin and a new announcer as well as tons of icons and sprays….oh and the AWESOME Plush Unicorn mount! The event runs from December 11th to January 7th.

Heroes of the Storm Balance Changes Focused On Healers

The latest Heroes of the Storm update has touched nearly every pure healer in the game with a number of adjustments to their abilities. Several other heroes received attention as well including Kerrigan, Hanzo, Genji and Orphea. Lastly, the HotS team has published a new video to look at upcoming changes to Stitches to make him a more fearsome combatant.

Heroes of the Storm Game Director Alan Dabiri Moves to ‘A New Adventure Within the Company’

Heroes of the Storm Game Director Alan Dabiri has left his position on the team to “begin a new adventure elsewhere within the company”. He accepted the new position several months ago and began the transition to move to the new team. As yet, there is no mention of who will be taking over as Game Director. Dabiri has been with Blizzard for 20 years and has served in a number of capacities across the breadth of the company’s portfolio.