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Heroes of the Storm is getting a major update in 2018

New heroes, voice chat and more

Hanzo Heroes of the Storm Blizzard Entertainment
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Heroes of the Storm developer Blizzard Entertainment opened BlizzCon 2017 by revealing new features coming to the multiplayer online battle arena game. Voice chat and performance-based matchmaking will be hitting every match soon.

Blizzard is also completely reworking the stealth system, improving games with Nova and other stealth heroes. The early parts of the game are being improved as well, although the video didn’t specify how. Some maps will also see gameplay updates. Finally, the game is also getting a completely new camera.

This announcement comes alongside two new heroes, Hanzo from Overwatch and Alexstrasza from World of Warcraft. All of these features are coming in what the developers refer to as “the 2018 Gameplay Update.” Blizzard will delve deeper into the update later today during the “Heroes of the Storm — What’s Next” panel at BlizzCon 2017, starting at 5 p.m. PDT.