There's no better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than receiving a gift-wrapped Support Hero in the Nexus! Joining the limited roster of healing heroes is the third Overwatch character, Lúcio. Like both Tracer and Zarya before him, Lúcio's range of abilities closely mirrors his playstyle in Overwatch. Lúcio can instantly swap his music tracks from healing nearby heroes every second, to improving their movement speed by 15%. A quick hero that offers an array of utilities for his team, Lúcio appears to be a welcome addition to the Nexus!
Highlights from today's Heroes of the Storm patch include:
-New Hero: Lúcio is live!
-World of Warcraft Promotion: The "For Azeroth!" quest has been added to Heroes of the Storm. Play as a Warcraft hero together with a friend in the Nexus 15 times to unlock exclusive mounts for both Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft!
-Heroic Changes: Greymane's Marked for the Kill has been reworked into Cursed Bullet, which deals damage equal to 35% of a hero's current health. Falstad's Hinterland Blast now reduces its own cooldown by 25 seconds for every hero hit with it.
-Murky Rework: Murky now has more base health, making him tankier. The tradeoff is an increased respawn timer out of his egg from 5 to 8 seconds. Additionally, Murky now has some interesting talent choices starting with level 1. Egg Hunt gives Murky the ability to place up to 3 fake eggs that cast Slime when destroyed, and A Fishy Deal looks like an effective new version of Bribe, relying on Pufferfish minion kills.
-Balance Changes: Plenty of balance changes are included with the patch, including buffs for Valeera and some nerfs for the newly revamped Tassadar.
To read over the full patch notes, click here. For a rundown of Lúcio's lore and abilities, check out his hero spotlight video below: