Here's a Sneak Peek at Two Upcoming Heroes Features

We’re constantly looking to up our game by adding features that make both playing and watching Heroes of the Storm a better experience. Below are a couple of examples of features hitting the Nexus in our next update. 

Expanded Observer Slots

In our upcoming patch the number of available observer slots in custom game lobbies will be expanding from two to six! With the option to include four additional observers, games will now be able to support multiple-language casts, utilize a dedicated stats observer, track action all over the map simultaneously, and potentially much more! Check out the screenshot below to get an idea of what custom game lobbies will look like in the near future.

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Ability Cooldown Announcements

In the fast-paced, team-brawling world of the Nexus, information is key. To help players communicate vital info quickly, our next patch will introduce a system that notifies your teammates of availability, cooldowns, mana restrictions, charge counts, and other useful ability and talent info using a simple Alt+Click system. On your way to a team-fight and your Heroic Ability just came off cooldown? Alt+Click the ability icon and a message will pop up in chat letting your team know the ability is ready, and it’s a great time to engage! A few examples of the types of information you are able to communicate and how the messages are displayed can be seen below:

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this sneak peek at some of our upcoming features. Let us know what you think in the comments below, and we’ll see you in the Nexus!

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