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by Published on 2018-06-17 11:38 PM



HGC Mid-Season Brawl - Grand Finals
We are almost done with the playoffs, and we saw some incredible plays! Sadly, given that this is the knockout round, we've had to say goodbye to some great teams. HeroesHearth Esports and Method both fought valiantly on Saturday, but at the end of the day both teams were bested by Ballistic and Fnatic respectively. In the upper bracket, there was no real contest. Both Korean teams were wrecking things and came out on top with a 3-0. However, if you are only able to catch a single VOD from that round of matches, be sure to catch up on Method v Fantic. It was a nailbiter to the very end.


Sunday started off with NA's last hope, Tempo Storm, facing off against Ballistix. While Tempo Storm bested Ballistix easily during the group stage, it took them a bit more effort this time. Ballistix started out hard with 2-0, but Tempo Storm came back with 3 wins in a row to snag the series.

We also had to say goodbye to another EU team before the end of Sunday, one way or another. Fnatic appeared to have pulled themselves togethers in the past few games, while Dignitas still needed to find their sweet spot. Fnatic started out well indeed, but then Team Dignitas finally seemed to get into their groove and took the series 3-1.

In the upper bracket, Gen.G and Tempest, geared up for what was predicted to be a powder keg of a series. But that was not to be. Gen.G absolutely obliterated Tempest in what can only be described as a bloodbath. Tempest fought valiantly but never stood a chance against Rich and his team. Gen.G has carved their way through this entire tournament undefeated, sitting at an incredible 16-0 record!

Dignitas then welcomed Tempo Storm in the last lower bracket game of the day in the last showdown between NA and EU for the Mid-Season Brawl. And Tempo Storm got rolled, never being able to take a game off of Dignitas.

So with three teams left, we have two games remaining for Monday. First we have the Lower Bracket Finals, with Team Dignitas and Tempest facing off to determine who gets the last spot in the Grand Finals. And then the winner gets to face Gen.G and a steep challenge in taking even one game off of the Korean all-stars team.

So in short, here's how it's looking before Monday's last few games:



Monday, June 18
Start Time: 3:30 PM CEST / 6:30 AM PDT
  • Best of 5 matches
  • (Lower Finals) Tempest - KR vs. Team Dignitas - EU

Start Time: 8:00 PM CEST / 11:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 7 matches
  • (Grand Finals) Gen.G - KR vs. (Winner of Lower Finals)

Want to check out the entire schedule? Take a look at the HGC Mid-Season Brawl Survival Guide.


Talent and Casters

Alternative Language Streams

Official HGC Website: https://esports.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/
by Published on 2018-06-16 07:06 PM

HGC Mid-Season Brawl Playoffs - Saturday
Almost a week of games is done, and we've now reached the playoffs! It's time to determine who gets to go on to the finals, and who gets knocked out after a stint in the lower bracket. Let's take a look at the final group standings:


Not the biggest surprise in terms of which teams get to continue on. Tempo Storm and Ballistix ended up with the same point total after Wednesday's games, and thus had to enter into a Best-of-1 to determine who got the upper bracket spot; a victory that went to TS. In general, the Korean teams dominated the group stage, especially with Gen.G (formerly KSV Black) going completely undefeated! Can they keep the streak going? Be sure to tune in and watch!

Saturday, June 16
Start Time: 10:00 AM CEST / 1:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 5 matches
  • (Lower) Ballistix - KR vs. HeroesHearth Esports - NA
  • (Lower) Method - EU vs. Fnatic - EU
  • (Upper) Gen.G - KR vs. Team Dignitas - EU
  • (Upper) Tempest - KR vs. Tempo Storm - NA

Want to check out the entire schedule? Take a look at the HGC Mid-Season Brawl Survival Guide.


Talent and Casters

Alternative Language Streams

Official HGC Website: https://esports.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/


Heroes of the Storm Twitch Drops
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

Beginning June 12, tuning into Heroes of the Storm on Twitch with a linked Battle.net account could earn you some truly Heroic rewards! For more info - including what you could win, where to win it, how to link your accounts, eligibility requirements and more - read on!


Rewards & Requirements

  • Heroic Account Unlock:

  • Rare Loot Chests:
    • Tuning into any Heroes of the Storm stream anytime between 9:00 AM PDT June 12 – 11:59 PM PDT July 9 for a combined 3 hours will earn you a Rare Loot Chest!
      • Watch your favorite Heroes streamer or look around for some new entertainment! You don’t need to stay on one specific channel for the entire 3-hour requirement.

  • Echoes of Alterac Portraits:


  • Tuning into any Heroes of the Storm stream for a combined 6 hours from anytime between 9:00 AM PDT June 12 – 11:59 PM PDT July 9 will earn you two exclusive Echoes of Alterac-themed portraits inspired by the Alterac Pass Generals, Vann’dar Stormpike and Drek’thar!
    • Just like the 3-hour reward, you don’t need to tune into one stream for the combined 6 hours, so feel free to find some new favorite streams!

  • Tons of Loot Chests:
    • We’ll also be giving out 1,000s of loot chests every day for the length of this promotion. Just tune into any Heroes of the Storm channel anytime between 5:00 PM PDT June 14 – 11:59 PM PDT July 12 for a chance to win!

For more details, read the official rules here [pdf], and here [pdf].

Link Your Accounts

In order to receive these legendary rewards, you’ll need to be sure that your Twitch.tv and Blizzard accounts are properly linked. Here’s how:
  • Log in or create an account on Twitch.tv.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu by clicking your account name in the top-right corner of the home screen.
  • Navigate to the Connections tab of the Settings menu.
  • Find the Battle.net section then follow the given instructions after selecting a region and clicking Connect.
  • When connecting accounts, be sure that you’re currently logged into the Blizzard account on which you’d like to receive your rewards.



Heroes of the Storm Hotfixes – June 15, 2018
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

We’ve just released a new hotfix for Heroes of the Storm in order to apply a few bug fixes.

Bug Fixes

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • E.T.C.: Mosh Pit’s sound effects will no longer continue to play if casting is interrupted after learning the Tour Bus Talent.
  • Garrosh: Can no longer use Into the Fray to throw an allied Boss.
  • Ragnaros: Fixed an issue that could allow allied displacement Abilities to move Ragnaros while he was in Molten Core form.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
In Brawls where you can only choose your level 10 talent, you can only choose between Shield Wall and Warbringer with Varian.
Will fix. (u/BlizzNeyman)

What if characters did the taunt animation and showed the mastery taunt when locking them in in draft modes?
Hmm. (u/Blizz_Joe)

Get Your Tickets to the Western Clash
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

When the top four teams each from HGC North America and HGC Europe lock horns at the Western Clash this August, we want you to be there, in person, at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles. Tickets for the next Western Clash are now on sale.

You can purchase tickets for any or all of the Western Clash dates:

Date Price
Friday, August 10 $15.00 USD + fees
Saturday, August 11 $15.00 USD + fees
Sunday, August 12 $15.00 USD + fees

Europe and North America’s best will be on hand for the Western Clash and they’ll be looking to the Blizzard Arena crowd to bring the passion and keep the hype going all weekend. Remember, the winning team at the Western Clash will score a “buddy pass” to the HGC Finals for another team in their region.

More details on the Western Clash event itself are coming soon.
by Published on 2018-06-13 04:58 AM

Stepping-Up Abusive Chat Penalties, Echoes of Alterac - Phase One, Jun 12 Patch Notes

HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stage - Wednesday
We're almost done with the group stage, and the groups are more or less decided at this point. Still, a few matches remain, and they're no less important if you want a better seed for the play-offs! We have included Tuesday's below for easy perusal below.


Wednesday, June 13
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM CEST / 5:00 AM PDT
  • Best of 2 matches
  • Tempest - KR vs. Luna Meow - TW/SEA
  • Gen.G - KR vs. Ballistix - KR
  • CE - CN vs. HeroesHearth Esports - NA
  • The One - CN vs. Mindfreak - ANZ

Want to check out the entire schedule? Take a look at the HGC Mid-Season Brawl Survival Guide.


Talent and Casters

Alternative Language Streams

Official HGC Website: https://esports.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/


Group Stage Results - Tuesday
  • Gen.G vs. Mindfreak - 2:0
  • Tempest vs. CE - 2:0
  • Ballistix vs. Fnatic - 2:0
  • Team Dignitas vs. Luna Meow - 2:0
  • The One vs. Tempo Storm - 0:2
  • Method vs. HeroesHearth Esports - 1:1
by Published on 2018-06-12 05:00 PM

Stepping-Up Abusive Chat Penalties
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

In the next few days, we’ll be rolling out improvements to our reporting system for abusive chat. Specifically, we’re changing the ways we penalize repeat offenders by increasing the severity of the actions we take against their accounts.

In the current system, players who are regularly reported for abusive chat incur a silence penalty, which restricts them from chatting in-game and prevents them from playing Hero League for the penalty’s duration. Subsequent offenses result in increasingly longer silence penalty durations. In some cases, however, silence penalties alone aren’t enough for repeat offenders to see the error in their ways and correct their behavior.

As a result, we’re going to greatly reduce the number of silence penalties we apply to repeat offenders’ accounts. Instead, a player who returns to abusive behavior after their initial silences expire will begin incurring account suspensions. These suspensions will quickly ramp-up in duration and prevent them from playing Heroes of the Storm entirely. Players who prove they are incapable of—or unwilling to—improve their behavior after being warned, silenced, and suspended enough times will be permanently banned from the game.

We’re also aware that some players are concerned that they may be penalized after being falsely reported for abusive chat or abusive voice. This is not the case. Here’s how we handle false reports in these instances:
  • Abusive chat or spam reports are ignored if they are issued against a player who hasn’t participated in in-game chat or public chat channels.
  • Abusive voice reports are ignored if they are issued against a player who hasn’t participated in voice chat.
  • Abusive chat and abusive voice reports issued by players on an enemy team are also ignored.

Furthermore, we have already begun implementing machine learning technology that further enhances our ability to validate and empower accurate player reports. This has proven very successful so far, and we plan to continue leveling-up and expanding our report validation processes going forward

As always, we’d like to thank those of you who continue to use the appropriate in-game reporting options to bring negative behavior to our attention. Your reports are important in helping us take action against offending players and those actions are about to have even more impact than they did before.

Echoes of Alterac - First Phase
First part of the Echoes of Alterac event has just launched in the US, and will arrive in the EU between 0200 and 0400 tonight. Let's take a look at what we're getting this week:


  • Yrel, Light of Hope
    • A new warrior-class hero who, depending on who you ask, is inspired by protection/retribution/holy paladins from World of Warcraft. Check out our hero page for a full list of talents and abilities.
  • Portraits & Sprays
    • Carbot portraits!
    • Carbot sprays!
    • Yrel and Yrel Master portraits
    • Alterac Valley-inspired portraits
  • New Quest - Battle For Alterac Pass
    • While Alterac Pass itself does not launch until next week, this event's dedicated quest line is going active today! As with the Nexomania event, you pick one of two sides. Choose to bring honor and glory to the Alliance, or choose to show off the might of the Horde! Part of the quest line requires you to team up with others, which leads us to the....
  • ...50% Bonus XP Event!
    • If you're interested, you can use our team-up thread on the forum to find others looking to take advantage of this event. Time to level those heroes!

Second part of the event, including the Alterac Pass battleground, launches with next week's maintenance in each region.


Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes – June 12, 2018
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

In our latest patch, Heroes are called to join forces with the Horde and Alliance in preparation for the battle to control the upcoming Alterac Pass Battleground. This patch also brings Yrel, a new Warrior Hero, into the Nexus, as well as the Echoes of Alterac event, a 50% XP bonus, and much more!

NOTE: Orange text indicates a difference between the PTR and Live patch notes.

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Echoes of Alterac


An age-old rivalry has flared up as the Horde and Alliance battle for dominance over a strategic pass through the Alterac Mountains. Generals from each faction rally Heroes to their banners in an effort to gain the upper-hand in the struggle to control Alterac Pass. You must decide whether to side with Vanndar Stormpike and the Alliance or Drek’thar and the Horde. Choose wisely! Your decision is permanent, and these battle-hardened Generals will not tolerate traitors among their ranks.

Starting the week of June 12, until July 9, those who successfully complete quests for their General of choice will be handsomely rewarded with in-game loot, including a Warcraft Reinforcements Chest, which guarantees a Warcraft Hero of epic or higher rarity.

Alliance Quest Chain and Rewards
  • Reconnaissance: Play 4 games as a Warcraft Hero.
    • Reward: Warcraft Reinforcements Loot Chest.
  • Raiding Camp: Achieve 50 Takedowns in winning games.
    • Reward: Alliance Portrait.
  • Carry the Banner: Play 6 games with a friend.
    • Reward: Alliance Banner.
  • For the Alliance: Win 8 games as a Warcraft Hero.
    • Rewards: Swift Ram Mount.

Horde Quest Chain and Rewards
  • Scout: Play 4 games as a Warcraft Hero.
    • Reward: Warcraft Reinforcements Loot Chest.
  • Strike Back: Achieve 50 Takedowns in winning games.
    • Reward: Horde Portrait.
  • Gaining Drek’thar’s Favor: Play 6 games with a friend.
    • Reward: Horde Banner.
  • For the Horde: Win 8 games as a Warcraft Hero.
    • Rewards: Raging Wolf Mount.

50% XP Bonus
  • Now through July 9, players can earn 50% more XP by playing Heroes of the Storm with friends!
    • Complete Heroes matches in Versus A.I., Quick Match, Unranked Draft, Heroes Brawl, or Team League while partied with a friend to receive a 50% XP bonus.
    • Read our XP Bonus blog for more details.


New Battleground: Alterac Pass

Please Note: Alterac Pass will become available for play in two stages during the coming weeks:
  • Non-Ranked Modes: During the week of June 19, Alterac Pass will enter Quick Match, Unranked, and Versus A.I. matchmaking queues, as well as Custom Games.
  • Ranked Play: During the week of July 10, Alterac Pass will enter the Ranked Battleground Rotation.


Alterac Pass is a 3-lane Battleground where Heroes must free imprisoned allied troops, call in their cavalry, and take down the opposing General to claim the Pass for their faction. In addition to enemy forces, the Alterac Mountains are home to many treacherous hazards! Heroes must remain vigilant, as a misstep into a mud pit can prove fatal. Teams would also be wise to recruit the Armored Gnolls and Ice Giants who inhabit the Pass before the enemy faction can harness these deadly creatures for their own gain.

Cores Replaced by Generals
  • Each team’s Core has been replaced by a General who will aid them in fending off attackers.
    • Vanndar Stormpike leads the Alliance (left team) in driving back the Horde forces at Alterac Pass.
    • Drek'Thar has rallied the Horde (right team) to aid in defending the Pass against Alliance invaders.
  • Each General receives bonus Armor and damage based on the number of allied Keeps remaining. Destroy enemy Keeps to weaken their General.
  • When attacking a General directly, be prepared to finish the job! Vanndar and Drek’thar will regenerate Health once they are out of combat.
  • In addition to their Basic Attacks, they can also use two Abilities:
    • Whirlwind: Deals damage in an area around the General.
    • Charge: The General dashes to the target enemy, dealing damage.

Capture Prison Camps to Call in the Cavalry!
  • Three minutes after a match begins, a Prison Camp will spawn for each team. Invade enemy territory, take out the Guards, and free the allied prisoners to call in a Cavalry Charge!
    • Channel an opposing Prison Camp to begin a breakout, and then free the prisoner by preventing the enemy team from regaining control of the Camp for 30 seconds.
      • Watch out for enemy Heroes and Guards! They will attempt to stop any attackers and Channel on their Prison Camp to retake control.
      • Each subsequent breakout will require the capturing team to maintain control for an additional 10 seconds, up to a maximum of 50 seconds.
  • Once a team frees the prisoners at an enemy camp, allied Cavalry will charge down all three lanes, attacking any enemies and Structures in their paths.
    • Cavalry units generate an aura that increases nearby Minion and Hero Movement Speeds, and grants a damage bonus to nearby allied Heroes.
      • The aura’s damage bonus will increase based on the number of Prison Camp events completed so far, up to a maximum of 3 events.
        • Cavalry on both teams will benefit from these increases independent of which team won each Prison Camp event.
  • Subsequent Prison Camps will spawn at random within a range of time after all Cavalry from the previous event have been eliminated. This range of time is determined as follows:
    • From 110 – (# of game minutes elapsed * 2) seconds to 150 – (# of game minutes elapsed * 2) seconds.
    • For example: If all Cavalry from the most recent event are defeated at the 10-minute mark, the next set of Prison Camps will spawn at random between 90 and 130 seconds later.

Mercenaries
  • Armored Gnolls – Siege Camp
    • Watch out for the Gnolls who inhabit the Pass! They’re formidable creatures who wield a cleaving attack that can shred a Hero’s Armor in no time.
  • Ice Giants – Boss Camp
    • The Ice Giants at the northern and southernmost points of the Pass tend to mind their own business, but once provoked, they’ve been known to hurl deadly balls of ice and even stomp the ground in an effort to Slow or Stun their foes.

Mud Pits
  • Combatants who don’t mind where they step can fall victim to one of several mud pits that have sprung up within Alterac Pass.
    • Any Hero who enters a mud pit will find their Movement Speed reduced by 16% per second, to a maximum of 60%, for as long as they remain there.
    • Upon finding solid ground, the Hero will regain Movement Speed at 50% per second.


New Hero: Yrel


After traveling to an Alternate Draenor, the forces of Azeroth saved the acolyte Yrel from the Iron Horde. With their aid, she rose to the rank of Exarch and fought back the demonic invasion of her world. Now, she finds herself where time, space, and dimensions converge: the Nexus.

Trait
  • Divine Purpose (D)
    • Activate to instantly charge Yrel's next Basic Ability at no mana cost.
    • Passive: Yrel's Basic Abilities charge up over 1.5 seconds, increasing in effectiveness, but reducing Yrel's Movement Speed by 25%.

Basic Abilities

  • Vindication (Q)
    • Unleash holy energy around Yrel, dealing 38 damage to nearby enemies and healing her for 96.
    • Charging up this Ability increases its damage up to 125 140, and Healing up to 320.
  • Righteous Hammer (W)
    • Swing Yrel's hammer, dealing 38 damage to enemies in front of her and knocking them away.
    • Charging up this Ability increases its knockback distance, and damage up to 125. Enemies hit at maximum charge are Stunned for 0.75 seconds.
  • Avenging Wrath (E)
    • Leap to a location, dealing 150 damage to enemies in an area and Slowing them by 50% for 1 second.
    • Charging up this Ability increases its range.

Heroic Abilities
  • Ardent Defender (R)
    • Surround Yrel in a barrier for 3 seconds, absorbing all damage taken and Healing her for 50% of the damage received.
  • Sacred Ground (R)
    • Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 40 Armor until she leaves the area.


Art
Hero Select Screen
  • Starting today, troops will now make their Hero selections among the snowy, picturesque peaks of Alterac.

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
  • The following Heroes have received updated visual effects for their Abilities:
    • Auriel
    • Muradin


Design
Vehicles
  • Vehicle Exit hotkey has been moved to the Trait key (default: “D”), and Vehicle Trait hotkeys have been moved to the Heroic key (default: “R”). This includes:
    • Dragon Knight
    • Garden Terror
    • Triglav Protector
    • Blaze's Bunker Drop

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
  • Ragnaros: Empower Sulfuras will now miss when Ragnaros is Blinded, and the Ability’s cooldown will be consumed.
  • Abathur: Allied and enemy Symbiote hosts will now display a crown icon above their portraits on the Minimap.


Battlegrounds
Warhead Junction
  • Nuke (F)
    • Bonus damage has been removed and Nukes now deal a flat amount of damage across the entire area of impact.
      • Note: This change was originally made in the Nexomania patch on May 22, but did not make it into that set of patch notes. We apologize for any confusion this caused in the meantime.

Developer Comment: The bonus damage dealt by Warheads had very little counterplay in late-game situations. Teams could hoard Warheads and kill any Structure—including the Core—very quickly. Although this center bonus damage presented players with interesting decision points, the mechanic’s problems outweighed its positives. We feel encouraging players to hit as many structures as possible is a similarly fun mechanic that is healthier for the game.


Heroes

Warrior

Yrel


Stats
  • Basic Attack damage increased from 140 to 155.

Abilities
  • Vindication (Q)
    • Charged up damage increased from 125 to 140.


Collection
New Bundles and Skin Packs
  • The following new bundle will soon become available for a limited time:
    • Yrel Heroic Bundle – Available until June 25.
    • Heroes of Warcraft Bundle – Available until July 9.

New Announcers
  • Yrel Announcer
  • Drek'Thar Announcer
  • Vanndar Announcer

New Skins
  • The following new Skins will enter the Nexus during the week of June 12:
    • Yrel
      • Mad Jester Yrel
      • Mad Harlequin Yrel
      • Sparkle Jester Yrel
      • Dreamknight Yrel
      • Silver Hand Yrel
    • Falstad
      • Ironforge Falstad
      • Midnight Buccaneer Falstad
    • Greymane
      • Seafarer Greymane
    • Rehgar
      • Gladiator Rehgar
    • Varian
      • Copper Varian
      • Prince Varian
    • Zul’jin
      • Frostmane Zul’jin
  • The following new Skins will enter the Nexus during the week of June 19:
    • Auriel
      • Spirit Healer Auriel
      • Ethereal Spirit Healer Auriel
      • Vengeful Spirit Healer Auriel
    • Garrosh
      • High Warlord Garrosh
      • Chaos Warlord Garrosh
      • Frostwolf Warlord Garrosh
    • Junkrat
      • Sapper Junkrat
      • Darkspear Sapper Junkrat
      • Kezan Sapper Junkrat
    • Johanna
      • Warsong Johanna
      • Frostwolf Johanna
      • Mag’har Johanna
    • Muradin
      • Vanndar Muradin
      • Expedition Vanndar Muradin
      • Ironheart Vanndar Muradin
    • Rehgar
      • Drek’Thar Rehgar
      • Alterac Drek’Thar Rehgar
      • Draenor Drek’Thar Rehgar
    • Varian
      • Grand Marshal Varian
      • Stromgarde Marshal Varian
      • Kul Tiran Marshal Varian
    • Valeera
      • Nightslayer Valeera
      • 7th Legion Nightslayer Valeera
      • Sunfury Nightslayer Valeera

New Mounts
  • The following new Mounts will enter the Nexus during the week of June 19:
    • Swift Stormpike Ram
      • Swift Dark Iron Ram
      • Swift Stormwind Ram
    • Raging War Wolf
      • Raging Timber Wolf
      • Raging Night Wolf

New Portraits and Sprays
  • We've once again teamed up with Carbot Animations to add even more HeroStorm-themed portraits and sprays in their signature art style!


Bug Fixes
General
  • Fixed a number of typo and tooltip errors across several aspects of the game.

A.I.
  • Chromie: A.I. Chromie will no longer cast Temporal Loop on Vehicles, like the Dragon Knight or Garden Terror.

Art
  • Abathur: Removed an excess visual effect that could appear after casting Symbiote on a Monstrosity while using the Xenotech Abathur skin.
  • Abathur: Ultimate Evolution clones of Lil’ Ragnaros will now use the correct death model when the Ability expires or the clone is destroyed.
  • Gall: The Double Back Talent now displays the base Dread Orb icon art the Talent selection pane.
  • Genji: Genji no longer occasionally uses a default pose after being affected by a Time Stop effect during Dragonblade.
  • Greymane: Hunter Greymane no longer hides his face behind his shoulder pad on the post-match summary screen.
  • Leoric: The Consume Vitality Talent now displays the base Skeletal Swing icon art in the Talent selection pane.
  • Medivh: The Mystic Assault Talent and Arcane Rift’s quest icon now display the base Arcane Rift icon art.
  • Tassadar: The Psi-Infusion Talent now displays the base Psionic Storm icon art in the Talent selection pane.

Battlegrounds
  • Try Mode: A.I. Heroes will now ignore Mercenary Camps. However, an allied Hero will still engage a Mercenary Camp if the player attacks it while that ally is following them.
  • Volskaya Foundry: Minions can no longer clip through the northern Wall near the Fort in the bottom lane.

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
  • Artanis: Purifier Beam is now correctly interrupted if its target is a Hero with a post death effect, like Leoric or Uther, who is killed while the Ability is being cast.
  • Deckard: Stay Awhile and Listen’s book model no longer visually persists if the Ability is interrupted by a Taunt effect.
  • Deckard: Casting Horadric Cube while on a conveyor belt no longer causes the Ability’s area of effect to disjoint from its visual effects.
  • Deckard: Casting Scroll of Sealing while on a conveyor belt no longer causes the Ability’s area of effect to disjoint from its visual effects.
  • Deckard: Fixed an issue that could prevent a Healing Potion from being picked up if it was placed between an injured ally and Deckard when Deckard is at full Health.
  • Fenix: Offensive Cadence will no longer stop functioning if Fenix is killed when his next Basic Attack would have triggered the Talent’s bonus damage.
  • Li-Ming: Fixed an issue causing Disintegrate to deal one less damage tick than intended.
  • Ragnaros: When cast on Ragnaros in his normal form, Alarak’s Rite of Rak’shir and Alexstrasza’s Blessing of the Red will not persist after casting Molten Core. However, Ragnaros will regain those marks once Molten Core expires.

Sound
  • Abathur: Increased the volume of Xenotech Abathur's voiceover lines during Symbiote.
  • Announcers: A number of Announcers’ countdown lines that play at the start of a match will no longer end earlier than intended.
  • Hero Interactions: Fixed an issue that prevented unique voiceover lines from playing when a clash between two specific Heroes, such as Arthas vs. Uther, resulted in a kill.
  • Leoric: Reduced the volume of Leoric’s Basic Attack sound effects.
  • Tychus: Enemy A.I. Tychus was a little too chatty on the battlefield. He’s been ordered to do less talkin’ and more fightin’.

User Interface
  • Abathur: Symbiote now correctly creates a crown icon above an allied target’s minimap portrait.
  • Artanis: Damage dealt by the Plasma Burn Talent now displays correctly in Death Recaps.
  • Stukov: Healing done by the Superstrain Talent no longer displays as “Unknown” in Death Recaps.
  • Tychus: The Event Log now correctly displays the yellow Run and Gun icon upon completing the Dash Talent’s quest.

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