Blizzard released a brand new battleground for Heroes of the Storm yesterday, and it’s pretty darn cool. Serve one of 2 powerful Nexus realm lords; the Raven Lord, guardian of Raven Court, or the Gravekeeper, who wants to gain the haunted minds by manipulating heroes into fighting for him.
Towers of Doom isn’t your everyday Heroes of the Storm battleground. It’s distinctly different from all others currently in the Nexus. Heroes can’t damage the opposing team’s core directly and must capitalize on the map’s central objectives instead in order to be victorious. Each team will begin with 3 “Bell Towers” under their control. You must then protect these towers from the opposing team, while at the same time trying to destroy theirs. Once you destroy an enemy tower, a friendly one spawns in its place.
Bell Towers aren’t the only objectives you need to keep your eye on though. There are also “Altars”, which spawn in 4 potential locations and can be channeled by both teams. Once channeled, each tower under the channeler’s control as well as their core will fire a single projectile at the enemy core. Each projectile deals 1 damage, and each core has 40 health. If your team controls all 6 Bell Towers, your core will steadily fire projectiles until the opposing team’s core has fallen or the one of the six bell towers is under the other team’s control once again.
Towers of Doom has a spooky appeal to it, and its unique no-rushing approach makes games all the more competitive. To make sure that players are exposed to Towers of Doom often enough, Quick Match, Ranked, and Versus A.I. games will be restricted to the following battlegrounds:
- Towers of Doom
- Battlefield of Eternity
- Sky Temple
- Tomb of the Spider Queen
- Dragon Shire
- Cursed Hollow
All others Battlegrounds will become available again after this week, so don’t fret if you don’t like it! More information and a first look at Heroes of the Storm’s newest battleground can be found in the video below!
Towers of Doom looks very Halloween-y, but definitely not in a bad way! It’s a very unique way of battling, with the focus on objectives instead of simply rushing down towers. We like it, and we hope you do too.
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