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Machines of War Revealed at gamescom 2016!

Machines of War Revealed at gamescom 2016!

We just unveiled Machines of War at gamescom 2016! This StarCraft-themed event comes to Heroes of the Storm in September, and introduces new Battlegrounds, quests, rewards, Heroes, mounts, skins, and bundles. Catch additional event details on the Machines of War website, or read on for a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon.



The denizens of the Koprulu Sector have set their sights on colonizing the Nexus, and the Machines of War will soon be upon us! An army of new Heroes, skins, and mounts are about to awaken from cryogenic hibernation, and will await your orders on two new StarCraft-themed Battlegrounds.


Machines of War Bundle

The Machines of War Bundle is going to crash land in the Heroes of the Storm Shop on September 13*! Prepare for battle on planet Braxis by purchasing this bundle, and you'll gain early access to several new skins and mounts—including Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan, our latest Legendary skin—before they are released for sale individually. What's more, the Obsidian Cyberwolf mount is exclusive to the Machines of War bundle, and while it may return to the Nexus at a later date, this will be your only chance to add it to your mount collection for some time. Be sure to pick up the Machines of War bundle before it launches out of the Shop on October 18.

Heroes Skins Mounts
Alarak Herald of N’zoth Alarak Skin Obsidian Cyberwolf
Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Ghost Speeder
Rexxar Raider Rexxar
The Butcher The Butcherlisk

*Date may vary slightly by region


New Heroes, Skins, Mounts, and Bundles

Heroes Date* Mounts Date*
Alarak September 13 Obsidian Cyberwolf** September 13
Zarya September 27 Ghost Speeder** September 20
Skins and Bundles Date*
Machines of War Bundle September 13
Herald of N'zoth Alarak Skin and Bundle September 13
Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Skin and Bundle* September 20
Raider Rexxar Skin and Bundle September 27
Thunder Guard Zarya Skin and Bundle September 27
The Butcherlisk Skin and Bundle October 4

*Dates may vary slightly by region

**The Obsidian Cyberwolf and Ghost Speeder mounts are exclusive to the Machines of War and Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Bundles, respectively. These items may return to the Nexus individually at a later date.


New Battlegrounds

The collision of the Nexus and the Koprulu Sector during our Machines of War event will bring two new StarCraft-themed Battlegrounds to Heroes of the Storm: Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction. Capture the beacons on Braxis Holdout to spawn an army of ravenous zerg before your opponents and force them into a battle on several fronts, or head to Warhead Junction, where anyone can collect a warhead and call down a devastating tactical strike on the target of their choosing. Take a detailed look at both of these upcoming Battlegrounds by checking out the video below.


Gather your wits and report in on Tuesday, September 13 to join the front lines as the Machines of War take over Heroes of the Storm. Until then, stay sharp, and we'll see you in the Nexus!


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