Heroes Of The Storm Adding Its First Original Character, Orphea

Here's what's new for HotS.

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Heroes of the Storm, while functioning as an independent game, has also served as a mash-up of all things Blizzard. Its characters and levels all hail from Blizzard's franchises, whether those be its most well-known ones--Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft--or older classics like The Lost Vikings. Now, for the first time, it's set to introduce an entirely original character.

The first big announcement during BlizzCon 2018's opening ceremony was the reveal of the newest addition to the HotS roster, Orphea. She's a white-haired character who is the daughter of the Raven Lord. She carries a large shield on her back that's adorned with a skull and was introduced with a cinematic trailer establishing her back story. That was followed by a gameplay montage showing off her abilities, which seem to center around summoning giant demonic entities to attack foes.

Orphea will be free for everyone attending BlizzCon, as well as everyone who purchased this year's Virtual Ticket.

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Blizzard also teased some of the new content to come to the game in 2019. This includes a catapult update along with new quests, brawls, and skins. One new look that was showcased prominently was a janitor's outfit for the Skeleton King, as well as a floating soap bar mount. You can see these in the video below.

More details on what's to come for HotS are set to be announced over the weekend at BlizzCon.

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