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Be prepared—the CraftWars patch is here

Be prepared—the CraftWars patch is here

What if we told you it was time to settle who’d win a fight between your favorite Warcraft and StarCraft heroes? Now, what if we told you that you’d be the one to settle that grudge? No more time for hypotheticals—the CraftWars Event has arrived in-game today, and worlds are colliding!

Take a look below for details on the new Event, the next Nexus Anomaly, the latest round of Hero reworks, and more!

New Event: CraftWars


The reemergence of the Dark Nexus has led to fiercer competition for Singularities than ever before—but a small group of Heroes is transforming the conflict. The Realm Crafter they’ve developed doesn’t just bring Heroes from multiple dimensions together in the Nexus—it actually fuses them, along with their friendships, rivalries, and powers.

Does Mei have it in her to be a Death Knight? What are the odds that Gazlowe will excel as a pro SCV pilot? Who’s the biggest heartthrob: Anduin Wrynn, Valerian Mengsk, or a combination of their wonderfully symmetrical faces?

While some body-melded Heroes take the time to learn from one another and their new circumstances, others are double-mindedly focused on the war to become MVP. The CraftWars are spiraling throughout the realms, and you’ll need to choose a side carefully—the King of Blades waits to absorb stragglers from every corner of the battlefield.

Prove you’re more than the sum of your parts as mash-ups of your favorite Heroes in the wildest matchup the Nexus has ever seen.

New Skins

Thank you for choosing the Realm Crafter for all your interdimensional cosmetic needs! How’d we do?



You can learn more about the story behind these skins in our deep dive with the Heroes artists.

New Nexus Anomaly: Gladiator's Medallion


Each Nexus Anomaly is a unique limited-time Event where you can test out potentially permanent gameplay changes to Heroes. With our fourth and newest Nexus Anomaly, Gladiator’s Medallion, the power to prevent crowd control and disabling effects is directly in your hands. In this Anomaly, every Hero will be equipped with an activated ability that instantly clears most disabling effects and grants a brief Unstoppable buff, though it comes with a hefty 5-minute cooldown.

As with our previous iterations, this Nexus shake-up is only available for a limited time. Read about the details in our overview blog, and try it out in-game before it's gone!

Hero Reworks: D.Va and Gazlowe

As the Nexus continually changes and evolves, so do the combatants. Two of your favorite misfit Heroes have received major updates to their kits to help promote both gameplay diversity and team synergy, all while preserving their unique identity! This time around, D.Va and Gazlowe are getting reworks to fully cement their role as Bruisers.

Take a look at the full details of D.Va's rework and Gazlowe's rework in their very own blogs.

Emotes, Mounts, Sprays, and more

Check out some of the other cosmetics we have coming in the CraftWars patch, including emotes, mounts, sprays, portraits, and emojis.


Read up on all the nitty-gritty details in the patch notes and experience it for yourself in-game today.

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