Genji dragon

HotS – Meet the Genji

As we suppose before, another hero that blizzard will add into the Nexus will be Genji – assassin from the Overwatch’s universe.

Another Assassin in HotS – Genji

Genji ultimate

Genji is the youngest son of the head of the Shimada clan, that nearly be killed by his brother, but was saved with the help of the Mercy from Overwatch. She recreated his body and young Omnic Zenyatta put together all his shattered pieces of mind, and teach him ways of peace. And now Genji is following his new path, fighting for the right things.

Genji’s abilities

Cyber agility – after using, Genji will dash in the place you pointed.

Shurikens (Q) – Genji throws 3 shurikens, each of them deals 65 points of damage to the first target they hit. Maximum charges – 3 (three). After recharging of ability, all charges are restored to the maximum.

Deflect (W) – Genji receives an immunity to all incoming damage for 1.25 sec. Each time when Genji deflected an attack, he throws a kunai at the nearest enemy, that deal 55 damage.

Swift strike (E) – Rush forward, dealing 215 damage to all enemies in the line. If an enemy that was hit by Swift strike dies in 2 seconds, this ability will recharge immediately, and mana that was consumed to cast it will return.

Genji Ultimates

Dragon blade (R) – Genji drew up his dragon blade for 8 seconds, while this effect is active you can use this ability again, and then Genji will rush forward, and deal a wide strike that deals 240 damage points. If an enemy that was hit with Dragon blade dies in 2 seconds, then the Swift Strike will be available immediately.

Cross Strike (R) – Genji deal two cross strikes, that deals 135 damage, and after 1.25 sec delay an explosion appears, that deals 270 damage in AoE.

Genji’s Outfits

Genji has the same outfits as in the Overwatch, but they have various color schemes. Only 1 outfit is unique, and he looks kinda like Pharah.

Genji outfits


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City-state Noxus

LoL: Noxus empire

Humans republic in League of Legends

The human City-State of Noxus is located in the central region of the far East Valorana. In many ways, it is the opposite of Demacia, there are ruled by all those who could get power in any way. In Noxus succeeds strong in body and spirit, and they don’t care what the price of this power. Even in view of the fact that behind every powerful Noxian Lord of the whole cemetery devotees and used companions, most of the townspeople hold common doctrine. In their eyes, complacency and compassionsigns of weakness. However, the city is not mired in chaos. Though Noxians and seem cruel, they are quite unable to maintain order in their territory. In the city, there was a very sensible legislation, but it has a drawback. Those in power always find a way to circumvent the rules, leaving unwanted laws weak.

Noxians at war

Head of the Noxian

Politic organisation known as Noxian high command rule the Noxus. And aslo it control the army. In general, military control all aspects of political life of this city. There is no difference beetwen politics and War for a typical Noxian citizen. For a long time the head of Noxus was immortal Boram Darkwill.

Darkwill

Evil tongues said that he use necromancy or pay for such service. Anyway, he started to rule the policy before the Lightshield dynasty, and it is his infinite thirst for power made the Noxus a nightmare of all the neighbors. Darkwill was killed in the conflict around Kalamandy, and the political situation in the city is still unclear.

Noxus for humans!

Noxus empire

Almost all human settlements will gladly accept unhumans in their ranks, but not Noxus. Noxians stressed intolerant to other types of intelligent creatures. At best, they have a cool reception, although there are cases where the city has been taking creatures that have proven to be useful or dangerous. However, visiting people don’t feel at home either. So that Noxus starts to respect someone, he must either show that something is worth or show what horror he can bring in the hearts of his enemies.

Military service in Noxuse is compulsory for all. All citizens are obliged to serve six years, and then they are written to a deep old age. The supreme command reserves the right to appeal to any citizen regardless of age, if necessary. The service in the army has significantly increased its place in society, and many remain in the army for 10 years or more. They always have a case, even at the modern stage of the seeming peace.

Noxus and League of Legends

High Command had decided not to oppose the establishment of the League of legends and even somehow contributed to it case. And Noxus, and his enemies was clear: for the League stands almost the entire continent, and even Noxians would not be able to survive under its joint onslaught. We cannot say that they miscalculated.

Peace was concluded with Demacia, allowing policy shift resources to other fronts. Unfortunately, since the conclusion of peace noxians not succeeded in their conquests. However, the policy was able to use his considerable magical power in the fight against Demacia in the fields of Justice. Perhaps in this plane the State will achieve greater success than during past wars. In any case, would require much less resources and people. No matter how profitable was the peace for Demacia, Noxus has won significantly more.

Deep dungeons of Noxus

City-state Noxus

Noxus – is a grim and evil city, as its population. The town is built on a granite Hill, and much of it is underground. Life boils around and inside the mountain.

The dungeons of Noxus are almost as large as its above-ground part. There are many shops, taverns, and residential neighborhoods, although life is much more dangerous. The catacombs of Noxus are recognized as the largest in the continent. In their depths, many mazes and secret rooms belonging to Richers and their secrets.


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Council lol

League of Legends: Origins

Creation of the League

Just twenty years ago, the land of runes was on the brink of disaster. Since the dawn of history, people gathered in tribes and went to war against each other, and from the outset, the magic was their main weapon. Whole armies were reinforced or destroyed by magical power or runes.

Commanders and officers used a magic uniform to lead the army or support them. Summoners, often the real rulers of the political forces of Valorana, have produced destructive waves of magical power in enemies and their property without considering the consequences. The magic was so much that nobody thought to use anything else.

Consequences of war

Noxus empire

The consequences of the use of magic were not so much before the Runic wars. These major clashes of magical forces that began 200 years ago have finally shown to fearless people how fragile their world is. The last such war has had a severe impact on the geophysical condition of the world. If Valorancy were afraid to die from the enemy’s hands, they now have to fear earthquakes and terrible magical storms. Life on the continent has become much heavier. The world has changed, and no effort has been able to return it to a stable state. The view was expressed that another war would simply lead to the end of the world.

Leading sorcerers of Valorana, including Summoners, have concluded that political and geophysical instability must be mitigated by changing the nature of warfare. They need to be carried out systematically but in a controlled way and without negative impact, since there is no possibility of abandoning them. To that end, a League of Legends was formed, the main purpose of which was to resolve the political situation on the continent. It is located in the Institute of War and has the right to monitor the fulfilment of the commitments made by the Parties during league matches.

Institute of War

With the establishment of the League of legends all major political conflicts are resolved by using special battles on carefully controlled arenas. Summoners, representing the parties control each of their heroes. Heroes, in turn, are fighting with each other and with summoned by minor-summoners minons, to perform certain tasks. Most often the aim is to destroy the enemy nexus. The arena in which the battles are called Fields of Justice.

Wars really ended?

League of legends not removed all of the conflicts in the world. Institute of war was built directly between the Noxus and Demacia to be the guarantor of the security of all living between these policies. However, the warring parties are finding ways to fight. In particular, Noxus moved to the foreign policy of colonization and turned his gaze on Ionia. But even in Noxus no politician will go against the League of legends and its mighty sorcerers.

League of legends is not the only way to solve political issues, it is also a kind of sport. Using technology to monitor the matches in places where built special receivers, League of legends drew the attention of almost all political affairs. The most important cases are handled through exciting fights, it is not surprising that many people are very fond of seeing matches.

The most powerfull summoners

Council lol

The League of Legends is headed by three Summoners, known as the Equality Council. Two members of the Council had been in those posts since the founding of the league, but the third, Supreme Councillor Reginald Ashram, had been mysteriously disappeared five years ago. His place took Hejvan Relivash. The Council of Unity does not only deal with the administration of the Legends of the league but also acts as the highest court of Valorana on political issues

The structure of the league is based on the existence of many internal organizations with their objectives. Each policy has its emissary, a diplomat representing the interests of his homeland in the building of the Institute of War. The matches are controlled by the judges. The Summoners Council monitors compliance with the obligations of the parties.


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League of Legends

Guest post: League of Legends

League of Legends – the most popular MOBA in the world

League of Legends is a multi-player video game. The game was developed and published by Riot games. It can be played on OS X as well as Microsoft Windows. You can notice the influence of Warcraft III in the development of the game. Players will assign the role of unseen summoner role. The player will fight against other players or computer controlled champions. Players will destroy the opponent’s nexus.

MOBA game

The League of Legends is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. There are three different modes in the game. They are Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Treeline and Howling Abyss. The match duration will be 20 to 60 minutes. Each team should complete the terminal objective and victory condition so that central objective can be destroyed or most strategic points will be held for a long period of time. In each mode, the player should hold a variety of small objects so that they will have advantage over opponents.

Strength enhancement

As the game progresses, the accumulation of strength will take place. Every champion will start the game in a feeble manner. However, the strength will be enhanced by possessing various kinds of items in the due course of time. The experience will also help players make quick progress in the game.

http://na.leagueoflegends.com/ was well received when it is released. The game was at the peak of its popularity during 2012. It was the most widely used game in North America and Europe. Millions of people play the game at any point of time and it is popular game across the world. More than 27 million people will play the game on a daily basis.

Competitive scene

LoL Championship

Regional competitions are held in various parts of the world. 10 professional teams will participate in each competition. After the completion of the regional competition, world championship will be held on annual basis. The championship attracts millions of online viewers from all over the world.

 

The world championship is played to grab the grand prize money, $1 million. In fact, the prize money is high in 2014 and 2015. In addition to the prize money, winners will get trophies as well.

 

Rewards in the game

While playing games, they will control characters. These characters will be either chosen or assigned in each game. Every champion will start at a low level. By gaining the experience, the player can move the highest level, 18. When a player reaches a champion level, special abilities will be unlocked.

Each player will start the game with the lowest amount of gold and there will be an augmentation of gold throughout the game to buy items that will enhance your champion. Gold can be earned in various ways. There are non-player characters such as minions and monsters. You can kill or help others to kill enemy players so that the chance of winning the gold will improve.

The enemy structures should be destroyed in this process. The destruction will take place through unique item interactions or champion abilities. The gold earned in the game can be spent throughout the game to purchase various kinds of items as per your needs. Thus, there is a great scope to enhance your game.

The experience, gold and items earned are meant for the specific game only. They should not be carried over to other matches. There are various opportunities to earn rewards in the game. These rewards are specific to an individual or augment matches.

Players will gain experience by playing the game for a specific time on a particular account. The account will begin at level one and there will be continuous progress until you reach level 30. Maps and game modes will be unlocked by making progress in the game. To gain small bonuses in games, players can use Runes and Masteries.

Champion introduction

LoL Champions

There are champion types in League of Legends which include Tanks, Damages Dealers, Mages, Support and Hybrids. You should understand the fact that each group has their characteristics and abilities. Championships are filtered into four roles such as Assassin, Fighter, Mage, Support, Tank and Marksman.

 

Maps in League of Legends

There are three maps in League of Legends. You should understand the fact each map denotes a different terrain. The objectives as well as winning conditions will also vary as per the map. The summoner spells as well as items will also vary. Crystal Scar was the fourth map and it was discounted.

Summoner’s Rift

Summoner's Rift

The most popular map in League of Legends is Summoner’s Rift. Two teams will target an enemy building. Each team comprises of five members. You should understand the fact that defensive structures will guard the enemy building (Nexus). The enemy team will defend them and they should intrude those towers as well.

In this process, very weak non-player characters will be created and these are known as minions. These minions will advance towards the enemy base and players will compete to gain control. The advancement will take place in three directions which include top, bottom and middle lanes.

By destroying enemy structures, it is possible to obtain intermediate objectives and it will help in achieving great victory. There are neutral areas of the map which are known as Jungle and River. There are powerful non-player characters which are known as Monsters.

The map will be divided into two parts and there will be three kinds of monsters. The monsters include the Scuttle Crab, Dragon, and Rift Herald / Baron Nashor.

By using the number of intermediate objectives provided by the Summoner’s Rift, there will be a better overall victory.

Twisted Treeline

Treeline

In the case of Twisted Treeline, there will be two teams of three players. These teams will compete so that the Nexus will be destroyed in a very efficient manner. You will find one Nexus in each enemy base. These are located on the right and left side of the map.

Structures create minions on a continuous basis. The minions will advance towards the enemy base in two lanes. These lanes will run across the bottom and top of the map. Players are required advance the waves of minions so that they will be able to destroy the structures of enemies in a very efficient way. By achieving intermediate objects, players will be victorious. The neutral area present between the enemy lanes is called Jungle. The Twisted Treeline also contains a number of intermediate objectives through which players can achieve victory very easily.

Howling Abyss

Howling Abbys

The map is similar to Summoner’s Rift. There will be two teams and each team consists of five players. The Nexus will be guarded enemy towers and players should strive to destroy it utterly. There will be one nexus in each enemy base. They are located on right side and left side of the map. These structures create minions on a continuous basis.

The minions will advance the enemy base through the central lane. When the enemy structures are destroyed, the team will be victorious. There will not be any jungle area (neutral place) in Howling Abyss. It is not possible to reach the allied base without being killed. On the other hand, players can reach base in Summoner’s Rift so that they will get health and manna.

Matchmaking options

LoL MM

There are a number of game types in League of Legends. There are matchmaking options which augment various conditions of game modes. There are three ways in which teams can select the championship they will play.

Two teams will be able to select their champions automatically by using the blind pick. It is not possible to know the selection of the opposite team until the beginning of the match. Blind Pick is available in Summoner’s Rift and Twisted Treeline. They are available in all modes in custom games. You can go through the link, http://na.leagueoflegends.com/ to know more about the game and the theme so that there will be great satisfaction.

With Draft Pick, each team has the capability to ban three champions. Prohibiting a total of six champions is possible. To select champions, teams will take turns. In this process, they will be able to see the selections of other teams. The pick is available in Summoner’s Rift and it is available in all custom games.

A champion to each player is assigned through ARAM (All Random All Mid). Players will accumulate Re-rolls by playing multiple matches. In this process, they can select another champion for the match. The choice is available on Howling Abyss for matchmaking games and it is available on all custom games.

Automated matchmaking

As you go through http://na.leagueoflegends.com/, you will understand that Elo formula will be applied so that proprietary adjustments will be made in all modes of the game. If the behavior of a player is very poor, sanctions will be imposed. The behavior will be tracked in between the matches. The sanctions will be conveyed in various ways. The delivery takes place through an automated system. Some of the sanctions include chat restriction, temporary or permanent ban from the game.

Elo Boosting

So it is mean that if you want to play games with a good players then you need a quite high mmr (Elo). It is hard to rise your Elo rating by yourself, because there is a high chance that you will meet a toxic or just not skilled enough player that can ruin an entire match. If you really want to rise your Elo just by yourself, then you need to train really hard to master 2-3 champions, and each of these champions must have unique role.

Iron rule of solo-boosting is that you should play from the command. Pick that champion that your team really need, even if it is just a simple support. Many peoples underestimate support’s role in the game, but in fact he is a key to the victory. But never argue with your teammates and blame then, by this way you will only dismorale them. Do your best. Always.

By the way, there is a much faster way to rise your Elo RatingElo Boosting Services. If you choose that way then all you need to boost your account is a some cash and time. You pay to the booster (a really high skilled player) that will play on your account until it reached a desired rank. Almost all these services are same. You pay money and after a short period of time you will get your account back.

Boosteria

But how to choose the best of them? I highly recommend Elo-Boosters, because i used this and was pleased with speed and quality of their work, also they have some nice extra options. They also have good discounts and a really helpfull personal area where you can do some cool stuff like choose your booster by yourself, ask previous booster to boost you a little more and many other.

Boosteria as any other boosting service can offer you a various boosting variants like:

  • Pay per Win  you decide by yourself how many matches you need to win.
  • Duo Boosting  – you play in pair with skilled player that can wipe the entire team just by himself. So you can look at the real professional with your own eyes and learn some new moves.
  • Normal Draft  – if you don’t even bother about match making draft, then you can order a normal boost, because Riots have another “elo” system for normal games.
  • Coaching – you will be trained so well, that you will know all hints and triks about this game.

Boosteria advantages

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Thunder guard Zarya

Heroes of the Storm: Zarya

New Hero – Zarya

Zarya HOTS

Good morning! let me tell you about new hero in Nexus, that arrived to us from Russia – Alexandra Zaryanova! In my opinion you must take this hero when you can not decide what will be better to your team – Another tank or Healer? Well, at this moment that hero is not that good as you can thinks, and i suppose that Blizzard will enhance her. So lets look at her.

Zarya is a second tank with a range attack (first was Rexar). And her ability – Energy, well i think it is not neccessary to tell about it to Overwatch players, but to all others – More damage absorbed by your shields, more damage you will deal with your attacks. Every time your Shield Barrier or Range Barrier absorb 10 point of damage, energy of Zarya increased by 1 point. Every point of energy increase damage dealt by Zarya by 2%. After 0.5 sec energy draw down with 1.5 point per second.

Abilities of Zarya in HotS

Energy Grenade (Q)

She throws an energy grenade, that deal damage to all enemies in a small radius. Structures receive 50% of that damage.

Shield Barrier (W)

Zarya cover herself by a shield barrier that absorb damage for 3 seconds.

Range Barrier (E)

Zarya cover any ally with a shield for a 3 second, this ability has a great radius.

Graviton Impulse (R)

She throw a gravi grenade to a point, where it blew after 1 second delay and pull all enemies to epicenter for a 2.5 second. Heroes can use escape abilities to run out that ability.

Exclusion Zone (R)

Zarya throw a gravi bomb, that deal a small damage and knock out enemies for 3.5 sec. Enemies that were hitted by this ability slows down by 50% at 1 sec.

Just like the previous one, but this pull enemies out from epicenter.

Recap of Zarya

Thunder guard Zarya

By gameplay Zarya looks like Tassadar, but she have much more attacking potential. But in general this damage will be useless. This is not a bad hero, but this is not that tank that we used to see. You need to stay out of combat as a healer.


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Braxis Holdout map

Braxis Holdout – new battlefield

Braxis Holdout – Starcraft II Map for Heroes of the Storm

Braxis Holdout map

Braxis Holdout” is a new battlefield in the Heroes of the Storm that has 2 lines. Objective of this map – fill cage of your team with Zergs and then release them to attack enemy’s fortress. To fill this cage you need to reclaim two energy beacons. Army of Zergs that you contains consists from Zerglings, Giblings, Gidralisks and 2 Ultralisks. Ultralisks appear when you will your cell with 50% and 100%. They are powerful siege monsters with a great hp pool and devastating damage. When one of the team fill their cell, both of them wil open and release a waves of monsters.

Braxis Holdout – strategy

Zerg Braxis Holdout

To win that map you need to cotrol 2 beacons, and that mean that you need to move all the time. Army of Zergs contains from a numerous monsters, and that makes heroes that can clear lines a superb on that map. Although ability to clean lines allows you to move betwen beacons without exp lose.

By those 2 aspects i will choose a few heroes that can be seriously strong on that map, ignoring the fact of their place at the current meta. And the main hero that comes in mind – Sylvanna. Her Black Arrows will allow you to clean lines increadibly fast, also they will disable towers and structers and due to this Zergs will not lose their numbers. At maps like Braxis Holdout Sylvana is incredibly strong.

Falstad can earn exp from lines and then appear on the fight for the beacon in a blink of an eye, that makes him a perfect exp soaker. His Ultimate ability Gust of Wind will allow you to push enemies from beacon or to divide enemies that attack your constructions with Zergs to deal with them one by one.

Rexar – one of the strongest solo liners at this map. He always can control one beacon with bear and soak exp on line by himself. It will be hard to knock back the bear from the beacon.

Aslo at this map heroes with AoE abilities like Gul’dan or Kel’thas will be great.

Recap of Braxis Holdout

You always need hero with ability of global movement like Falstad. One strong hero that can push back waves of creeps, if you lose your advantage in the beacons. Always hire mercenaries to push lines.

So this map looks qiute balanced, if both teams knew what they need to do. In other cases game will go out of control. I hope that this article will rise your Winrate on that map, and Good Luck on Nexus, fellows!


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Kerrigan

Art of Combination – Kerrigan guide

Set of Kerrigan’s abilities based on the use of mass control combinations for the killings. This combination makes a serious damage. Along with the Kerrigans ability, Absorption, proper execution of the combination has the advantage: you will get the maximum shield for all our abilities. And to get the most out of hero in a league or quick game, you should be able to make combos for Kerrigan.

Kerrigan – Mother of the Hive

Kerrigan Hots

Piercing blades [W] and the initial grip [E] – the two abilities, forming the basis of its combination. The basic idea – to put it in front Piercing blades and pull enemies to stun with the Initial grip. Order is important: you need to use a W before you press E. If all works, you neutralize the enemy for 1.5 seconds (0.5 pulling and 1 second stun.).

This combo is not too complicated, you will understand that, when you learn how to perform it. The main problem is the players with lack of logic of their actions. Most of the players on the Kerriga use her Initial grip to pull the enemy, and only then try to predict its trajectory in the hope that the Piercing blades will stun him. And although it sometimes works, it is not as easy and reliable as the usual order combos.

Another common mistake is that how people place these abilities. It is better to concentrate on placing the Piercing blades. Grasp always work in the direction of the cursor to the hero, and the blades need to be taken into account more accurately in the situation. This means that during the rapid use of the grip, the aim should be guaranteed to get caught in the Piercing blades.

Advices and Tricks

Kerrigan

Practice practice and more practice

The best way to get used to the capabilities of Kerrigan – to practice in trial mode. Switch to mode of rapid cooldown of abilities. The first task – it is used to delay before tripping W and E. I recommend practicing on the waves of minions, among which is the bot Arthas. This way you can see how far operates initial grip, depending on how far the enemy is from Kerrigan.

Do not bother that you train too much in trial mode. Once you get used to abilities, the next task, which we have to deal – is the choice of the place where you want to place the Piercing blades. Bots can not dodge our combo as a real player, so, after you get used to the timing, you will need to play some real games to try out the combination.

The advantage of the view.

There is nothing more frustrating for the opponent team than Kerrigan, attacking from the bushes. This is one of those situations that could decide the outcome of the game. Hide in the bushes during the phase of standing on the line and wait until the enemy will not dare to push the line. When the victim is on the middle of the line – it’s time to attack.

You can also entice the enemy to the observation deck. Those are on Blackheart Bay and the Temple of Heaven, and perfect for the execution of the plan. At the beginning of the game characters of both teams run to the observation deck at the risk of their own lives. As Kerrigan, you have to lurk in the bushes near the lookout, waiting for opponents trying to capture the area. As soon as they will be on the point, you quickly get to the the battle, and do your combo. This relatively safe maneuver will provide you with an early experience, review and lines control.

Conclusion.

You should always reliably perform a combination of Kerrigan, if you want to play in the League heroes.

It is not hard on your part you need only a little training. If you have long wanted to try Kerrigan, now is the time. She is extremely powerful in competent hands, and performing well on any map.

Kerrigan human

Finally I will say that you will not need to use abilities always together. Sometimes you just need to extend the control with Piercing blades or crush the enemy the Initial grip. When you have the opportunity – use it. Do not waste mana on full combo, if this is not necessary.

Do not forget to come back to my guide Kerrigan. I painted a lot of details, how to get the maximum benefit from this combination.



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Oni Genji

New Nexus Challenge – Overwatch skin for Genji and Zarya for HotS

Soon Blizzard will add some new challenges in the world of Nexus. So take your friends with you, becouse you will need theirs help to get new, awesome skin for Genji in Overwatch – Oni-Genji, for 15 games with your friends, and Zarya in Heroes in the Storm for 30 games.

Assemble the team and fight in Nexus

Heroes of the storm

At BlizzCon 2016 director of Heroes of the Strom Kaeo Milker announced, that soon in nexus will appear a nice rewards for game with friends. Forewarned is forearmed! Start preparing your friends to the Nexus Challenge.

From 15 november to 4 january unite with 1 or more friends and fight for at least 15 matches in Heroes of the Storm against AI or in Quick Matches, Draft without rating, and Rating games.

After that you will acquire flawless in-game rewards in Overwatch and in Heroes of the Storm. For those who love achievements and always ready to move further, can continue their fights in Nexus for 30 matches, and make theirs rewards in Heroes of the Storm even richer!

Also if you play in Overwatch by consoles you can unite your Xbox Live or Playstation Network with you Battle.net account. That easy action will allow you to take your rewards in Overwatch without any issues on Playstation 4 or Xbox One. Article about uniting your Battle.net and consoles you can find at Blizzard support site.

Rewards in Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm

While Nexus Challenge active for 15 games in Heroes of the Storm you will gain an alternative skin for Overwatch – Oni Genji.

Oni Genji

Awards for 15 games

Overwatch rewards:

  • Skin Oni Genji
  • Portrait of Oni Genji
  • Graffity Oni Genji

Heroes of the Storm rewards:

  • Hero – Zarya
  • Portrait Oni Genji

Awards for 30 games

Heroes of the Storm rewards:

  • Auriel
  • Graymane
  • Kerrigan
  • Li-Ming
  • Mount – hovercycle “Dragon”
  • Stimulator for 30 days

HotS Zarya

Where you can find friends to play with?

If you do not have any friends that play in Heroes of the Strom, then try to find some comrades at some LFG forums like Ofiicial LFG Forum. But if you playing in consoles then be sure that you united your Battle net account with your PS4 or Xbox 1.

Oni Genji need some grinding, but it looks flawless and it certainly worth the effort. And HotS is quite fun, and this is a good way for Blizzard to expand their player base.


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Butcher Concept art

Butcher From PTR review

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! Today I present to you our old friend, to which the developers have given a second life, meet – the Butcher!

All the gameplay boils down to two things – accumulate meat and begin to kill everything that moves. Abilities are not really changed, but developers changed talents and passive skills (accumulation of meat) it is necessary to carefully considered in order to fully appreciate the new Butcher in Hots.

The Butcher

Butchers Abilities in Heroes of the Storm

The first, and most importantly developers changed passive ability. Now, to accumulate a critical mass of meat more difficult, but also it is not easy to lose it.

Quest: After the death of the creeps nearby appear 1 piece of fresh meat, and after heroes – 5. For each picked piece of meat damage from the auto-attack of Butcher increased by 1 unit. The maximum you can collect is 125 pieces of meat. After the death Butcher loses 10 pieces of meat.

Award: When Butcher collect 125 pieces of fresh meat, his auto attack damage increase by 100 units , and the speed of the auto attacks – by 25%.. Butcher in HotS no longer loses pieces of meat after his death.

Butcher Concept art


The next change that need to be noted – “Good hunting!” At the seventh level. The effectiveness of additional healing rises to 100% of the damage from the auto attack and if the enemy is affected by the ability to “Brand Butcher” then Butcher moves 20% faster. Previously, Butchers heal in Hots was depended on the speed of movement of the hero, which was aimed at capacity. But now, with this improvement, it is easier to catch up and kill the enemy hero, incidentally restoring your health.


Then there is a difficult choice. Sixteenth level makes it possible to increase the slowdown to 75% from the ability of “Hamstring”, or take one of the two passive abilities – “Frenzy” and “Blood Frenzy” (the original name). “Frenzy” works as follows: if you after enemy attack you have less than 50% health, Butcher runs mad for 10 seconds and gets 40% bonus to attack speed (well with “Brand Butcher”) and receives a shield which blocks 25 % of incoming damage. Once the frenzy passed, inner cd of this passive is 20 seconds, after which Butcher could again fall into a rage.

“Blood Frenzy” operates quite differently – auto attacks against enemy characters increases auto attack speed and movement for 5% for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 5 times.


Recap of Butcher

Butcher

What can we said to summarize? Butcher was, and remains the most “diving” character of the game. If you dive, then you can not leave the fight: you either kill or die, taking as many enemies with you as possible. But even without the support of allies, he is able to single murders players all over the map. Zagara pushes one line? “The ruthless rush” and she could not go away. I hope that this review will help you when you play for or against this character.

 


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Heroes og the storm

Interview with Kent-Erik Hagman, the chief designer of HotS

Most important games for Blizzard are Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo. They continue to support these games, but there is new trio now – Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.

How new heroes for Nexus are selected

Heroes of the storm

Until now, there was only Tracer in HotS, but there still are many heroes of the Overwatch who can transfer to Moba and we all want to know and who joins the Nexus as playable characters. And here is an interview with Kent-Erik Hagman, the chief designer of HotS, he did not spoil the future heroes, but talk about how the developers team selects the next character.

Paul Tassi: Blizzard recently released first-person shooter, the characters of which are equipped with a set of skills entirely appropriate for the MOBA that fits perfectly into the Heroes of the Storm. Until now, you have added only Tracer. I believe that you will definitely add more characters from Overwatch. So, when?

Kent-Erik Hagman: Soon! We really like Overwatch and we definitely transfer a greater number of agents from the game.

Paul Tassi: How do you decide how much exactly the characters of Overwatch you need to transfer? How do you decide on what of the characters from Overwatch you need to work in the first place, because they all fit perfectly in MOBA genre?

Kent-Erik Hagman: As with the creation of all the other characters, first we focus on the key details: silhouette, art direction, design direction, the timing’s Event, industrial realities and so on.

For example, the silhouette is an incredibly important part of the character, it helps the player to instantly determine the appearance of the hero in sight, especially if it’s a new hero, silhouette also must comply with the supposed expectations (for example, a small character should have a smaller hp). Then you need to consider all the available skins in the game, at this stage creation of the silhouette becomes a real challenge.

Throughout the year, we look for the game and try to do the important notes. We would like to provide a wide variety of playable characters. I mean not only the artistic point of view, but also the game point. Very soon we will add new support hero, because the community makes it clear that this role requires innovation.

Hots

Paul Tassi: Any plans about Overwatch maps?

Kent-Erik Hagman: I’d love to see maps from every our universe.

Paul Tassi: There were situations when you realize that you have run out of the good characters of a particular universe? For example Warcraft obviously has a lot more variety than Starcraft and Diablo. How do you determine that the character is “too little” and is not suitable for the role of the hero?

Kent-Erik Hagman: As I said earlier, before deciding what character we will add to the Nexus we parse a bunch of options. In addition, players create their own characters, which they would like to see in the game.

What about “minor”, I would say that we are very well manage to take less famous characters and endow them with new properties. For example, one of our standard units was siege tank, Sledgehammer became Sergeant, Lieutenant Morales became a doctor, and the most common wood nymph into a Lunar. They all applauded by the community of players. And my personal favorite for the title of Hero of the most “insignificant” unit is Murka! He shows how variability can be this game. Due to it is really hard to call anyone a minor.

Heroes og the storm

Paul Tassi: Do you satisfied with place that HotS takes in MOBA sphere?

Kent-Erik Hagman: Oh yeah, of course we are! But we are open for any new ideas. In my opinion, we need to do a lot of work to achieve a better version of Heroes of the Storm.


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