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Heroes of the Storm adds Death Knight Mei, all random mode, and more

Hey, you got StarCraft in my Overwatch and Warcraft!

Heroes of the Storm Mei key art Image: Blizzard Entertainment
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Heroes of the Storm continues to quietly update its existing roster of champions, as well as adding new ones to the mix. There are also events, which give the cast an array of skins. This time, Blizzard is rolling out CraftWars, a series of skins that mash up iconic characters from the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises. Ever wonder what Anduin would look like as a Terran Emperor? Or what the baby of Lich King Arthas and Queen of Blades Kerrigan would look like?

Heroes of the Storm - King of Blades Arthas Image: Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard’s various settings have always had some creative overlap, and Heroes of the Storm takes the opportunity to poke fun at this fairly often. Many heroes have skins from other franchises, and some of them even have special in-game interactions. For instance, Sylvanas and Kerrigan, two tortured femme fatales, will insult the other in game. D.Va, a huge StarCraft fan, gushes over Kerrigan and coos over Raynor. It also lets the developers joke about fan memes, like the theory that Mei is secretly evil. Here, she’s a Death Knight, ready to consume souls and freeze innocents.

Heroes of the Storm - Mei’s Death Knight skin Image: Blizzard Entertainment

This patch is currently live on the Heroes of the Storm test realm, and will be going live on the week of Sept. 7. The patch includes reworks for D.Va and Gazlowe, an ARAM (All Random All Mid) gameplay mode, and a new Nexus Anomaly mode where all characters come equipped with an anti-crowd control item. The full patch notes can be found on Blizzard’s website.

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