Blizzard let us know that the Closed Beta test phase of Heroes of the Storm, our upcoming team brawler, has just been launched in Europe! They also released a walkthrough video and the latest patch notes (link), which you can find below.
The latest features introduced to Heroes of the Storm include:
- New Battleground—Sky Temple, a new desert-themed Battleground, challenges players to fight for control of ancient Temples. Once captured, these Temples fire devastating beams of energy toward enemy structures.
- New Hero—Thrall, Warchief of the Horde, is the newest melee assassin to join the Nexus, bringing fearsome abilities, including Chain Lightning, Windfury, and Earthquake.
- Hero League—This new Ranked Play mode enables players (who are level 30 and own at least 10 Heroes) to queue up alone or in a party of up to five for ranked, competitive matches against other players of similar skill and party size.
- Draft Mode—Utilize this mode to build a competitive team composition, counter your opponent’s picks, and dominate the Battleground objectives.
Take a look at the latest patch notes on the official website.