Heroes of the Storm | Imperius

Heroes of the Storm‘s newest upcoming Hero, Imperius is currently available on the Public Test Realm and just got a character spotlight. Imperius is a all-in melee fighter that is very effective at initiating team fights, providing CC and dueling enemies. While execution of Imperius is everything, missing the initiation can lead to Imperius being very easily kited.

Leader of the Angiris Council and Aspect of Valor, Imperius has valiantly led the armies of the High Heavens to innumerous victories over the demons of the Burning Hells. While his methods are exact and severe, there is no greater defender of righteousness in the entirety of creation. Imperius is now stepping out of the High Heavens and into the Nexus as our 85th Hero!


Abilities


Trait

  • Valorous Brand
    • Each Basic Ability marks enemy Heroes hit for 10 seconds. Basic Attacks consume the target’s marks, dealing 30% bonus damage per mark.
Basic Abilities
  • Celestial Charge (Q)
    • Lunge towards a targeted direction and stab, dealing 35 damage. If an enemy Hero is hit, Channel to Stun for 1 second and deal 70 additional damage when it fully finishes.
  • Solarion’s Flare (W)
    • Release a fiery wave that deals 100 damage. Enemies hit by the center take 50 bonus damage and are Slowed by 40% for 3 seconds.
  • Molten Armor (E)
    • Shroud Imperius in flames for 3 seconds, striking a nearby enemy for 19 damage every 0.25 seconds. Imperius heals for 100% of the damage dealt, with healing doubled versus Heroes.
Heroic Abilities
  • Angelic Armaments (R)
    • Summon a ring of blazing swords that grants 1000 Shield for 3 seconds.If the Shield lasts the full duration, this ability can be reactivated within 5 seconds to launch 6 swords toward an area, each dealing 140 damage to the first enemy hit.
  • Wrath of the Angiris (R)
    • After 0.75 seconds, charge in the target direction, lifting the first enemy Hero hit into the Heavens. While in the air, Imperius can steer the landing location by moving.After 2 seconds, slam the target into the ground, dealing 375 damage and Stunning them for 1 second.
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Overwatch | Winter Wonderland 2018

Overwatch‘s seasonal Christmas event, Winter Wonderland is now back and will be available until January 2nd.


Yeti Hunter Brawl


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Winter Wonderland bring the Yeti Hunter Brawl where 6 players will play as 6 Mei’s against a single Yeti Winston.

The Yeti must gather meat to unlock a powerful Primal Rage ability, making him immune to Mei’s freezing abilities and granting other more powerful bonuses to eliminate the hunters. Mei players have a new tool in their arsenal, too: a “Yeti Trap” ultimate ability to root their quarry in place. Yeti players must survive long enough to eliminate enemy Meis before they take him down. Which side will emerge victorious from the snow?


Decorated Maps


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Several maps of Overwatch have been overhauled to express the Christmas spirit, those maps are Blizzard World, Black Forest, King’s Row and Hanamura.


Skin & Cosmetics


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This year’s Winter Wonderland event includes every skin from previous Winter Wonderland events alongside a bunch of new cosmetics and these new skins:

  • Biathlon Widowmaker
  • Festive Reinhardt
  • Figure Skater Symmetra
  • Gift Wrap Bastion
  • Krampus Junkrat
  • Snow Fox Lucio
  • Snowboarder Zarya
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy
  • Winter Ashe

 

Destiny 2 | Free on PC until November 18th

The base game of Destiny 2 is currently free for PC on Battle.net. Players can redeem their free copy of Destiny 2 anytime before November 18th. This is forever to keep and isn’t just a time limited trial. The game can be redeemed here.

Bungie is also rewarding existing owners of Destiny 2 PC. Those who already purchased the game on Battle.net will be eligible to receive an exclusive gift of their own: a special in-game emblem marking the game’s anniversary that will be available in December.

 

 

 

Warcraft 3 Reforged

The announcement that I’ve been waiting for has been finally revealed at Blizzcon 2018, that Warcraft 3 is finally getting a remastered or a “reforge” in Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Warcraft III: Reforged is a stunning reimagining of the revolutionary real-time strategy game that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s most epic stories. It is a remake in the truest sense, featuring a thorough visual overhaul, a suite of contemporary social and matchmaking features, and more. Command the Night Elves, Undead, Orcs, and Humans as alliances shift and armies clash in this timeless real-time strategy game.

The visuals of the game have been remastered and remodeled up to 4k but what I’m most excited for is the upgraded World Editor & Custom Maps where I got countless hours of fun from.

Warcraft 3: Reforged will launch sometime next year at $30. All the missions from the original Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne will be included in Warcraft 3: Reforged.

Diablo | Diablo Immortal

Today at Blizzcon 2018, Blizzard announced a new game coming from the Diablo Universe called Diablo Immortal. Problem is that it’s mobile game and it’s hard to tell if it’ll be any good and this wasn’t what I was expecting at all.

Enter the world of Diablo Immortal, a new entry in the Diablo universe. Featuring the fluid hack-and-slash action role playing game experience you know and love, this visually stunning mobile experience is a cut above the rest and puts the Eternal Conflict at your fingertips—anytime, anywhere.

The mobile game can be currently pre-registered on Apple Store or Google Play Store here.

Hearthstone | Rastakhan’s Rumble

Revealed today at Blizzcon 2018 is Hearthstone‘s next upcoming expansion which is Rastakhan’s Rumble featuring the trolls. This expansion features 135 new characters and the addition of the new Overkill Keyword.

Rastakhan, king of the Zandalari, ruler of the great troll empire, is calling on trolls from all over Azeroth: come witness the greatest contest of skill, strength, and cunning the world has ever seen. You best bring your finest deck and your boldest plays when you join the rumble. The winner takes all; the loser? Finished.

In Rastakhan’s Rumble, there will be 3 new additions of the game:

  • Overkill Keyword – Overkill trigger additional effects when card having this keyword kill a minion with more damage than that is required.
  • Spirits – New special minions that are given stealth on the first round and give a multitude of unique effects.
  • Loa – A new legendary beast card type that are extremely powerful but requires a hefty price that each Troll team spirit represents.

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Rumble Run

Rastakhan’s Rumble will have a single-player mode where the player will go against 8 different troll contenders. The player picks from 3 randomly choose selected Troll champions that determines the player’s class and deck. As the player progress further into the content, they’ll gain access to more and more cards to build their deck.


Announcement


Overwatch | Blizzcon 2018

Today at Blizzcon 2018, a new animated short titled Reunion was revealed alongside a character that was featured in the short, Ashe. Another character that was revealed in the short is of a robot named Echo.

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Ashe is the leader of the Deadlock Gang and rebellious gunslinger who’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.

She is a DPS character that utilizes a semi-automatic rifle, she can either hip-fire for multiple quick shots or aim down for more damage and precision. Her other two abilities are Dynamite and Coach Gun, Dynamite is pretty straightforward skill and Coach Gun allows her knock enemies away alongside knocking her back. Her ultimate ability is B.O.B, where Ashe summons her trusted omnic sidekick, B.O.B who charges forward and knocks enemies into the air, then lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.

Ashe quickly fires her rifle from the hip or uses her weapon’s aim-down sights to line up a high damage shot. She blasts enemies by throwing dynamite, and her coach gun packs enough punch to put some distance between her and her foes. And Ashe is not alone, as she can call on her omnic ally B.O.B., to join the fray when the need arises.

Heroes of the Storm | Orphea & Upcoming Skins

The fate of countless realms hangs in the balance with Orphea, Heir of Raven Court and daughter of the Raven Lord, as one of the few poised and ready to risk everything in to put a stop to her father’s dark plans. Heroes of the Storm introduces its first Nexus-born Hero, and she needs your help. Will you stand with Orphea against the Raven Lord?

Revealed today at Blizzcon 2018 is Heroes of the Storm‘s newest Hero, Orphea. Orphea is the Heir of the Raven Court and the daughter of the Raven Lord and she was revealed today with a cinematic trailer.

Rejecting the dark power her father had begun to consort with, Orphea tried to run away from the Raven Lord’s Influence. But after witnessing King’s Crest fall to his machinations, she was convinced she needed to stand and fight. She now vows to protect the innocent – as a Hero of the Nexus!

Alongside Orphea’s reveal, Blizzard also showed the upcoming Skins to be school themed featuring Janitor Leoric, Cheer Leader Kerrigan and more.

Overwatch | 2018 Halloween Terror

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror seasonal event is back for 2018 and will be available until October 31st. Halloween Terror brings back Junkeinstein’s Revenge with the addition of Brigitte and Tracer to playable heroes in Junkeinstein’s Revenge. Chateau Guillard, Hollywood and Eichenwalde have all received a haunted version for the duration of this event alongside new and returning Halloween cosmetics from the Halloween Loot Boxes.

For the next three weeks, we’re celebrating the scariest time of year with a spine-tingling seasonal event: Overwatch Halloween Terror. Expand your collection of seasonal items and relive the chilling tale of Junkenstein’s Revenge, our action-packed PvE brawl.

This year, we’ve added two new heroes to Junkenstein’s Revenge: Brigitte and Tracer. We’ve also introduced new Halloween-themed items for you to unlock—including six new legendary skins such as Banshee Moira, Jack-o’-lantern Wrecking Ball, and Enchanted Armor Pharah—alongside our growing collection of spooky gear from previous years.

New Skins

  • Banshee Moira
  • Bride Symmetra
  • Enchanted Armor Pharah
  • Jack-o-Lantern Wrecking Ball
  • Pumpkin Mei
  • Slasher: 76
  • Spider Widowmaker
  • Swamp Monster Doomfist
  • Undead McCree