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Blizzard takes Heroes of the Storm map out of rotation due to major bug

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The Diablo-themed map Battlefield of Eternity, recently added to MOBA Heroes of the Storm in a major update, has been taken out of rotation by Blizzard due to the discovery of a game-breaking bug.

Latest Heroes of the Storm update adds secret Duck Hunt minigame

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It's not just beardy monk killing machines that Blizzard's added in the latest update for its MOBA Heroes of the Storm – there's an homage to classic light gun shooter Duck Hunt in there too.

Yes, if you hang around on the game's title screen, you can click on the trees in the background to send a duck flying out, where it can be blasted into smithereens. Observe the correct technique in this video, courtesy of Heroes Nexus:

Heroes of the Storm update adds Diablo 3's monk Hero

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Heroes of the Storm has just received a big new update, and introduced amongst the usual barrage of bug fixes and UI tweaks is a brand new character.

Kharazim is the badass male monk from Diablo 3, and if you happen to own a copy of Blizzard's hack-and-slash loot-athon you can grab him for free over the next three weeks.

In terms of mechanics, he's a mobile melee hero who can specialise in different paths by choosing one of three traits – healing nearby heroes, doing extra damage of restoring his own mana. Seems like a character aimed more at experienced players, as he's versatile and doesn't seem to occupy a specific role.

Blizzard registers trademark for 'Compete' eSport application

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Blizzard has gone and registered a trademark for something called "Compete", which as it turns out is actually some sort of eSport tournament creation system.

The wording of the trademark in question refers to "Providing an online non-downloadable Internet-based system application featuring technology enabling users to organize and promote e-sports tournaments, to create and customize tournament brackets and ladders, track tournament progress, maintain related statistics, and post results."

StarCraft 2 Medic heading to Heroes of the Storm

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Blizzard announced in a Twitch livestream over the weekend that the StarCraft 2 Medic would be the next support character heading to its Heroes of the Storm MOBA.

Her big trick is summoning in the Medivac, a futuristic ambulance which can zoom her to any point in the map, and can heal herself and her allies. We don't have a move list or anything just yet, but expect further details soon.

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