Al via l’evento Scarlet Heist: ecco le novità e le note della patch!

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Da pochi minuti è disponibile su Heroes of the Storm il nuovo evento The Scarlet Heist che introduce nel Nexus una lunga lista di novità come modelli, nuovi bundle ed alcune nuove cavalcature.

L’evento è giunto nel Nexus insieme all’attesissima patch del rework di Whitemane e di Junkrat, che subiscono un elevato numero di bilanciamenti che sicuramente andranno a cambiare la loro competitività, ed il loro utilizzo, all’interno della scena competitiva delle classificate.

Di seguito quindi, andiamo ad elencare tutte le novità atterrate pochi minuti fa sul server live, partendo proprio dall’evento The Scarlet Heist, fino ad arrivare alle note della patch con tutti i bilanciamenti e gli hotfixes pubblicati.

Vi auguriamo una buona consultazione ed un buon divertimento!

The Scarlet Heist

FALL EVENT | WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24 – DECEMBER 3


NEW SKINS, MOUNTS, & MORE

If You Want to Win, You Gotta Roll the Dice

New Tirisfal City. A town where every cop is on the take and every crook pays their dues. From her penthouse suite atop the Scarlet Monastery Casino, Whitemane runs the largest criminal empire this side of Tirisfal. There isn’t a deal that gets made, a job that gets pulled, a scam that gets run without Whitemane giving her blessing and getting her cut. Until now.

The Scarlet Heist is the fall event for Heroes of the Storm, starting the week of September 24, and running through December 3. You’ll be able to unlock skins for Junkrat, Orphea, Sgt. Hammer, and Whitemane, and complete quests to unlock Portraits, Sprays, Emojis, and special Mounts.


GRAB THE LOOT

During the Scarlet Heist event, all Loot Chests you earn—through progression, Heroes Brawl, or by spending gold—will be Scarlet Heist Loot Chests. (Note that Hero-specific Chests will remain unchanged.) Most limited-time items shown below have a chance to drop from Scarlet Heist Loot Chests only. You can also score Items from last year’s limited-time Fall of King’s Crest event in Scarlet Heist Loot Chests!

 

Getaway Sidecar Mount

Who needs friends to ride with when you’ve got a giant bag of cash?

Getaway Sidecar
Swell Getaway Sidecar
Smooth Getaway Sidecar
Classic Getaway Sidecar
Blazing Getaway Sidecar
Royal Getaway Sidecar

 

Racoon Mount

This sly guy will steal your heart and your wallet.

Timmy Racoon
Bobby Racoon
Frankie Racoon
Joey Racoon
Escobar Racoon
Tommy Racoon

 

Junkrat Skins

Jamison “The Wiseguy” Fawkes is responsible for many of the most explosive heists in New Tirisfal’s history. Unfortunately, he has a habit of blowing up his loot along with his targets.

Wiseguy Junkrat
Slick Wiseguy Junkrat
Henchman Wiseguy Junkrat
High Roller Wiseguy Junkrat
Prankster Wiseguy Junkrat

 

Orphea Skins

When Orphea recruited Junkrat and Sgt. Hammer to help rob the casino, she neglected to mention her ulterior motive: to retrieve a dark and powerful family heirloom stolen by Whitemane herself.

Baby-Face Orphea
Honey Baby-Face Orphea
Lovely Baby-Face Orphea
Sly Baby-Face Orphea
Devious Baby-Face Orphea

 

Sgt. Hammer Skins

Bama “The Hammer” Kowalski and her crew of heavily armed mobsters take a direct, guns-blazing approach to heists, often bulldozing straight through the wall of the bank vault they intend to rob.

Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
Cabbie Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
Hot Shot Sgt. Hammer
Untouchable Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
Dragster Big Shot Sgt. Hammer

 

Showstopper Whitemane

Whitemane watches over the sludge and grime of New Tirisfal from the highest spire of the Scarlet Monastery Casino, where thousands of residents invest their loyalty, and their hard-earned coin, on a daily basis.

Showstopper Whitemane
Noir Showstopper Whitemane
Idol Showstopper Whitemane
Diamond Dust Showstopper Whitemane
Silver Screen Showstopper Whitemane

NEW QUESTS

Orphea’s plan is simple: she grabs the safe while Junkrat brings the firepower and Bama provides the getaway. Whitemane would never expect anyone to be bold (or stupid) enough to steal from the Scarlet Mafia, and that’s the best thing that Orphea’s crew has going for them. As you complete quests, you’ll unlock rewards; if you can pull off the heist, you’ll unlock the Royal Getaway Sidecar mount.

Junkrat Quests Rewards – Cartoon Wiseguy Junkrat (Spray), Junkrat Mugshot Portrait
Sgt. Hammer Quests Rewards – Cartoon Hotshot Sgt. Hammer, Sgt (Spray). Hammer Mugshot Portrait
Orphea Quests Rewards – Cartoon Babyface Orphea (Spray), Orphea Mugshot Portrait
Final Quests Rewards – Scarlet Heist Pack (Emoji pack), Royal Getaway Sidecar


Bundles

Fall of King’s Crest Bundle
Alexstrasza, Maiev, Whitemane, Zarya, Spectral Wyrm Alexstrasza, Infernal Wyrm Alexstrasza, Phantom Wyrm Alexstrasza, Spider Warden Maiev, Forgotten Spider Warden Maiev, Night Spider Warden Maiev, Cursed Witch Whitemane, Forgotten Witch Whitemane, Court Witch Whitemane, Phantom Knight Zarya, Infernal Knight Zarya, Geist Knight Zarya

Scarlet Heist Bundle
Sgt. Hammer, Whitemane, Junkrat, Orphea, Big Shot Sgt. Hammer, Cabbie Big Shot Sgt. Hammer, Hot Shot Sgt. Hammer, Showstopper Whitemane, Noir Showstopper Whitemane, Idol Showstopper Whitemane, Wiseguy Junkrat, Slick Wiseguy Junkrat, Henchman Wiseguy Junkrat, Baby-Face Orphea, Honey Baby-Face Orphea, Lovely Baby-Face Orphea, Getaway Sidecar, Classic Getaway Sidecar, Blazing Getaway Sidecar

Big Shot Sgt. Hammer Bundle – Sgt. Hammer, Big Shot Sgt. Hammer, Cabbie Big Shot Sgt. Hammer, Hot Shot Sgt. Hammer
Showstopper Whitemane Bundle – Whitemane, Showstopper Whitemane, Noir Showstopper Whitemane, Idol Showstopper Whitemane
Wiseguy Junkrat Bundle – Junkrat, Wiseguy Junkrat, Slick Wiseguy Junkrat, Henchman Wiseguy Junkrat
Baby-Face Orphea Bundle – Orphea, Baby-Face Orphea, Honey Baby-Face Orphea, Lovely Baby-Face Orphea
Getaway Sidecar Bundle – Getaway Sidecar, Classic Getaway Sidecar, Blazing Getaway Sidecar
Raccoon Bundle – Timmy Raccoon, Bobby Raccoon, Frankie Raccoon


The heat is on and a score like this only comes along once in a lifetime: get out there and take what’s yours before the Scarlet Heist event ends on December 3rd.

 

SEE YOU IN THE NEXUS!

Note della patch

Heroes of the Storm has just been updated with Hero reworks, a brand new event, bug fixes, and more! Read on for details!

NOTE: Orange text indicates a change between PTR and Live notes.


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General

  • MacOS Update
    • With this patch, Heroes of the Storm will use Metal for rendering on macOS. This change ensures that Heroes is compatible with macOS Catalina and that it continues to be compatible with macOS for a long time to come. As a result, the minimum required version of macOS to run Heroes of the Storm is being increased to macOS 10.12 Sierra.
    • There are a few known issues in this release:
      • Stuttering and stalling may be experienced early on in a game, particularly when the game first loads in and when the enemy team is first encountered. These stalls will get better over the course of a game and over the course of several games as macOS optimizes Heroes of the Storm behind the scenes.
      • Some outlines render black.
      • Some outlines and team color-based textures may render using colors from the color blind palette when color blind mode is disabled.

Developer Comment: We will continue to work hard to resolve these and any other issues as we commit to providing a quality experience for our macOS players.

  • Free Loot Chest with 30 Day Boost Promotion
    • Until October 22nd, receive a free Legendary Scarlet Heist Chest when you purchase a 30 day boost!
  • [NEW] Changed matchmaking configurations to lower wait times for most players, while tightening rules for Masters+.

Developer Comment: We have seen your feedback on matchmaking and want to make it better! We have updated the system to match faster for most players, while tightening up the rules for our higher level players. We are always looking for more feedback so please keep it coming!

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New Event: The Scarlet Heist

New Tirisfal City. A town where every cop is on the take and every crook pays their dues. From her penthouse suite atop the Scarlet Monastery Casino, Whitemane runs the largest criminal empire this side of Tirisfal. There isn’t a deal that gets made, a job that gets pulled, a scam that gets run without Whitemane giving her blessing and getting her cut. Until now.

Scarlet Heist Event Dates

  • The Scarlet Heist is the fall event for Heroes of the Storm running from the week of September 24 – December 3. You’ll be able to equip skins for Junkrat, Orphea, Sgt. Hammer, and Whitemane, and complete quests to unlock Portraits, Sprays, Emojis, and special Mounts.

Scarlet Heist Loot Chests

  • During the Scarlet Heist event, all Loot Chests you earn through progression, Heroes Brawl, or by spending gold will be Scarlet Heist Loot Chests. (Except Hero-specific Chests, which will remain unchanged.) Most limited-time items shown above have a chance to drop from Scarlet Heist Loot Chests only. You can also score Items from previous years’ limited-time Fall of King’s Crest event in Scarlet Heist Loot Chests!

Scarlet Heist Quests

  • Orphea’s plan is simple: she grabs the safe while Junkrat brings the firepower and Bama provides the getaway. Whitemane would never expect anyone to be bold (or stupid) enough to steal from the Scarlet Mafia. And that’s the best thing that Orphea’s crew has going for them. As you complete quests you will unlock rewards and if you can pull off the heist you’ll unlock the Royal Getaway Sidecar mount.

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Whitemane Rework

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Base

  • Weapon
    • [NEW] Attacks per second from 1.18 to 1.
    • Damage from 60 to 55.
  • Desperate Plea [Q]
    • Range from 7.5 to 8.
    • Mana cost from 30 to 45.
    • Compounding Mana cost from 60 to 45.​
  • Inquisition [W]
    • Damage from 350 to 329.
  • Searing Lash [E]
    • [NEW] Damage from 75 to 82 (back to Live).
    • Range from 8.5 to 8.
  • Clemency [1]
    • Now available baseline.
    • Now costs 75 Mana.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Righteous Flame
      • Changed Functionality: Increase the damage of Searing Lash by 25%. Increase this to 50% if the target is Stunned, Rooted, Silenced, or Slowed.
    • Pity the Frail
      • Changed Functionality: Enemy Heroes hit by Searing Lash reduce the Cooldown of Inquisition by 1 second. All of your Healing is increased by 25% on targets below 25% Health.
    • [New Talent] – Inquisitor’s Prayer
      • Quest: Hit Heroes with Searing Lash.
      • Reward: Each Hero hit grants 3 permanent Health and 2 permanent Mana. Heroes hit with the second strike count as 2 hits.
  • Level 4
    • High Inquisitor
      • Removed.
    • Unwavering Faith
      • New Functionality: Gain 20% Basic Attack range. Each active Zeal buff increases your Basic Attack damage by [NEW] 15%.
    • Martyrdom
      • Moved from Level 1.
      • Changed Functionality: Increase Desperate Prayer’s healing by 10%. Each active Zeal buff increases this by an additional [NEW] 20%.
    • Indulgence
      • New Functionality: Gain 5% Movement Speed. Each active Zeal buff increases this by an additional 5%.
  • Level 7
    • Intercession
      • Cooldown from 60 to 45 seconds.
    • [New Talent] – Scarlet Wrath
      • Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase the duration of Zeal by [NEW] .5 seconds.
  • Level 10
    • Scarlet Aegis
      • Cooldown from 60 to 90 seconds.
    • Divine Reckoning
      • Cooldown from 100 to 75 seconds.
      • Added Functionality: Restore Mana equal to 25% of the damage dealt to Heroes​.
  • Level 13
    • Self-Righteous
      • Removed.
    • Guiding Light
      • ​Removed.
    • Subjugation
      • Moved from Level 20.
      • Damage reduction from 75 to 50%.
    • Lashing Out
      • Moved from Level 16.
      • Removed Functionality: No longer grants bonus damage on the second strike of Searing Lash.
    • [New Talent]: Saintly Greatstafff
      • Zeal heals for an additional 100% from Basic Attacks.
  • Level 16
    • Harsh Discipline
      • Moved from Level 13.
    • Shared Punishment
      • Added Functionality: Enemies affected by Inquisition lose 10 Armor.
  • Level 20
    • Judgement Day
      • Bonus damage from 30 to 50%.
    • Fanatical Power
      • Moved from Level 7.
      • New Functionality: Activate to grant target ally a permanent Zeal. Only one Hero can have this at a time (15 second CD).

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Junkrat Rework

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Base

  • Basic Attack damage reduced from 116 to 110.
  • Frag Launcher [Q]
    • Damage reduced from 128 to 118.

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Put Some English On It [Q]
      • Removed.
    • Boucny Bouncy [Q]
      • Removed.
    • Tricky Shuffles [Q]
      • Moved from Level 7.
      • Bonus Movement Speed reduced from 15% to 10%.
      • Additional functionality: While Frag Launcher has no charges left, Junkrat gains 15% bonus Basic Attack damage.
    • Extra-Wound Timers [Q]​
      • Additional Functionality: The final grenade from Frag Launcher deals 60% bonus damage.
    • [New Talent]: Blow ‘Em Up! [W]
      • Hitting an enemy hero with Concussion Mine or Steel Trap causes Junkrat to deal 25% more damage with Basic Attacks and Basic Abilities for 6 seconds​.
  • Level 4
    • Bonzer Hits [W]
      • Removed.
    • Chattering Teeth [E]
      • Moved to Level 13.
    • BOOM POW [W]
      • Moved from Level 20.
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 12 to 8 seconds.
    • Taste for Explosions [Q]
      • Damage scaling changed from .5 per stack to .2%.
      • Maximum bonus damage changed from 100 to 40%​.
  • Level 7
    • Bogged Down [W]
      • Moved from Level 13.
      • Slow amount reduced from 60% to 40%.
      • Slow Duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds.
    • Big As [E]
      • Additional Functionality: Enemy Heroes who are hit by Steel Trap have their Armor lowered by 10 to 3.5 seconds.
    • Sticky Wicket [E]
      • New Functionality: Enemy Heroes who are hit by Steel Trap are Silenced for 2.5 seconds.
    • [New Talent]: Dirty Trickster [Trait]
      • Increase the explosion radius of Total Mayhem by 20%. When Junkrat is Stunned, Rooted, or damaged by an enemy Hero while below 50% Health, he uses Total Mayhem, dropping 5 Grenades at his feet, dealing damage to nearby enemies; 12 seconds Cooldown.
  • Level 10
    • RIP-Tire [R1]
      • Cooldown reduced from 80 seconds to 75 seconds.
    • Rocket Ride [R2]
      • Movement Speed increased from 5.5 to 6.
      • Impact damage increased from 750 to 815.
  • Level 13
    • Gotta Trap ‘Em All
      • Moved to Level 4.
      • No longer has a quest component to gain benefits.
      • Maximum number of Traps reduced from 3 to 2.
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 5 seconds.​
    • [New Talent]: Bombs Away [Q]
      • ​Increase Junkrat’s Basic Attack range by 1. Frag Launcher grenades fired within .5 seconds of using a Basic Attack deal 25% bonus damage.
  • Level 20
    • Extra Oomph [R1]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 20 to 25 seconds.
    • Puckish Scamp [R2]
      • New Functionality: Junkrat gains the ability to use RIP-Tire. Each time he uses his Heroic, it swaps to the alternate ability. Each Heroic has its own separate cooldown.
    • [New Talent]: I Hate Waiting! [Z]
      • Junkrat always rides his Rocket mount, which moves at an additional 150% Movement Speed, but his mount cooldown is increased to 12 seconds.

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Collection

Many seasonal items have made their way back into the collection and will be available for crafting and in Loot Chests for a limited time!

For the duration of the Scarlet Heist event, the Legendary Scarlet Heist loot chest will be available for purchase for 12,000 gold! (Limit 1 per region per account)

New Bundles (Limited Time Only!)

  • Scarlet Heist Bundle
  • Showstopper Whitemane Bundle
  • Big Shot Sgt. Hammer Bundle
  • Wiseguy Junkrat Bundle
  • Baby-Face Orphea Bundle
  • Raccoon Bundle
  • Getaway Sidecar Bundle
  • Fall of King’s Crest Bundle

New Skins (Limited Time Only!)

  • Showstopper Whitemane
    • Noir Showstopper Whitemane
    • Idol Showstopper Whitemane
    • Diamond Dust Showstopper Whitemane
    • Silver Screen Showstopper Whitemane
  • Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
    • Cabbie Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
    • Hot Shot Sgt. Hammer
    • Untouchable Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
    • Dragster Big Shot Sgt. Hammer
  • Wiseguy Junkrat
    • Slick Wiseguy Junkrat
    • Henchman Wiseguy Junkrat
    • High Roller Wiseguy Junkrat
    • Prankster Wiseguy Junkrat
  • Baby-Face Orphea
    • Honey Baby-Face Orphea
    • Lovely Baby-Face Orphea
    • Sly Baby-Face Orphea
    • Devious Baby-Face Orphea​

New Mounts (Limited Time Only!)

  • Timmy Raccon
    • Bobby Raccoon
    • Frankie Raccoon
    • Joey Raccoon
    • Escobar Racoon
    • Tommy Raccoon
  • Getaway Sidecar
    • Classic Getaway Sidecar
    • Blazing Getaway Sidecar
    • Smooth Getaway Sidecar
    • Swell Getaway Sidecar
  • Revered Tombstone
  • Venomous Tombstone

New Content (Limited Time Only!)

  • Several new sprays and portraits have also been added to the game.

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Bug Fixes

General

  • [NEW] (macOS) Players will now see a message letting them know that Metal is required to play Heroes of the Storm.
  • Fixed an issue where purchasing items in the Store can cause the Blizzard Checkout screen to display as black.
  • Fixed an issue where Loot Chests can fail to open when you use Loot Chest award notification on end of game screen to navigate to Loot screen.
  • Removed Minion flag from Mercenaries and Monsters.
  • [Score Screen Updates]: Self Healing/Shielding score is no longer being added to Healing/Shielding score and will instead become its own score that replaces Damage Taken in the Tab Score Screen.​
  • [Try Me Mode]: Cassia’s Titan’s Revenge armor will now fully reset when resetting Talents in Try Me Mode.
  • Abilities learned while the Hero is disabled due to crowd control effects will not be usable while the Hero is disabled by channeling or other Crowd Control effects.

Heroes, Abilities, & Talents

  • Leoric: Updated Wraith Walk’s Movement Speed to correctly get up to a 50% bonus.
  • [Rework] Junkrat: Concussion Mines will now always knock back all enemy types and Junkrat when they explode.
  • Stitches: Shambling Horror’s movement speed has been updated to match the new base Hero move speed.
  • Li Li: Blinding Wind can no longer target and blind Immune targets.
  • Artanis: Interupting Blade Dash before a second missle is launched no longer places in Artanis in unpathable terrain.
  • Azmodan: All Shall Burn no longer continues to cast on targets in Post-Death states.
  • Orphea: Orphea is now granted Mana when she uses Shadow Waltz.
  • Yrel:
    • Yrel will now automatically mount after Hearthing back to base after using Bubble Hearth.
    • Yrel can no longer become temporarily stuck channeling a Basic Ability by using her remaining Mana on Ardent Defender.
  • Qhira:
    • Updated No Santuary to include a 20% damage bonus to Blood Rage, Pulsing Pain, and Final Strike.
    • Grappling Hook chain will no longer sometimes remain after casting the hook against Terrain.
    • Swing Life Away no longer gives Spell Armor even if Revoling Sweep ends.
    • The Thirst no longer heals Qhira after Carnage has hit non-Heroic targets.
    • Qhira no longer pops at the end of her dance animation.
  • Kel’Thuzad:​Talents
    • Level 10
      • Shadow Fissure [R2]
        • Hitting an enemy Hero no longer instantly resets the cooldown of Shadow Fissure, but instead sets it to 1.5 seconds.

Developer Comment: Talk about fireworks?! With our last balance patch, we introduced some changes to Shadow Fissure that ended up causing a bit more mayhem than we had expected. While we like rewarding players for hitting their abilities, a full instant reset of the ability ended up feeling pretty bad to play against in a lot of circumstances. This was compounded with the changes we also made to Might of the Scourge, so instead of a full reset, we decided to dial it back a notch and set the cooldown to 1.5 seconds instead.

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Marco "Stak" Cresta

Sono un appassionato di videogiochi fin da quando ne abbia ricordo e credo nella bontà del progresso che scaturirà grazie agli eSports anche a livello sociale. L'altra mia grande passione è da sempre stata l'attualità e la storia, motivo per il quale ho concluso il mio percorso di studi con la laurea in Scienze Politiche nell'Università calabrese di Cosenza.