Heroes Of The Storm 2.0 Officially Launches, Brings D.Va Along For the Ride

by Robert Workman

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As expected, Heroes of the Storm 2.0 has officially kicked into high gear, bringing a number of new updates and events that fans of the game will eagerly get into. On top of that, a familiar heroine on a mech has decided to join the party – D.Va!

The Overwatch superstar, known for her gusto attitude and her incredibly powered robot pal, is officially available in the game as Hana Song, “relying on her powerful cannons and defensive barrier to end skirmishes with a professional’s flair,” according to the company. You can check out her debut in the cinematic trailer below.

In addition, Blizzard has announced the return of the Nexus Challenge, in which players can compete alongside a friend to earn sweet rewards in both Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, including Oni Genji and Officer D.Va characters. Here’s how the schedule will play out over the next four weeks:

o   Week 1: 5 games with a friend gets you both the Oni Genji skin in Overwatch and the Orochi Hovercycle Mount in Heroes, plus sprays, banners and a portrait.

o   Week 2: 5 Quick Match games with a friend gets you both the Police D.Va skin in Overwatch and the Police D.Va Hoverbike mount in Heroes.

o   Week 3: 5 Quick Match games with a friend gets you both D.Va sprays and portraits in each game, plus the Overwatch coin mount in Heroes.

o   Week 4: 5 Quick Match games with a friend gets you 10 loot boxes in each game (20).

A new Battleground has also been introduced for the game, Checkpoint: Hanamura. In it, “ one team attacks, driving their payload directly into the enemy core to achieve victory, and another team defends, fighting back the attackers to delay their approach. Both sides need to be quick—the clock’s ticking,” noted the official description.

There’s also a new Special Delivery mode, and here’s its description: “A dual-payload scrum that makes every player Tracer with the Total Recall talent and auto-exploding Pulse Bombs. Eliminating one of your opponents deals direct damage to the enemy core—using a Pulse Bomb for a killing blow deals even more!”

So if you’re a fan of Heroes of the Storm, there’s no better time to join in the fun!

Heroes of the Storm is available now for PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.