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Fragments of the Dark Nexus: Dates & Details

Fragments of the Dark Nexus: Dates & Details

It began with a crack. A seeping wound through which the Raven Lord drew beings of the Dark Nexus to serve his nefarious will. Though the Raven Lord was defeated, the crack remained. It widened. Spiderwebbed. A drip became a flow, and the flow became a flood, chaos and hatred spilling across the Nexus, threatening to defile it forever.

Some, like the noble Protoss heroes Tassadar and Fenix, journeyed into the rift, risking their sanity to slow the corruption. Others, drawn by the outpouring of power, sought to harness it. Deathwing soared into the violent heart of the Dark Nexus intent on gorging himself and waging a war of conquest. As with Tassadar and Fenix, contact with the turbulent forces found within transformed the fearsome black dragon forever.

Will the snarling overflow of Dark Nexus energies be stopped, reversed, or turned to Deathwing’s maleficent will? Find out during the Fragments of the Dark Nexus event, starting April 14 and lasting until our next major update.


Peer into the Darkness:

All Loot Chests you earn or purchase (except for Hero-specific chests) during Fragments of the Dark Nexus have a higher chance to contain some event-themed loot. Take a look at what you can find in the shop or inside of an event Loot Chest:

New Skins:

  • Deathwing
    • Dark Nexus Deathwing:
      • Enraptured by the energy of the Dark Nexus, tossed on crystalline waves of incandescent pain, Deathwing seized great wingfuls of power and claimed them for his own.
    • Shattered Dark Nexus Deathwing
    • Forgotten Dark Nexus Deathwing
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Deathwing
    • Astral Dark Nexus Deathwing
  • Fenix
    • Dark Nexus Fenix:
      • When Dark Nexus energies threatened to engulf Tassadar, it was Fenix who ventured into the swirling chaos and hauled him out. Even that brief immersion was enough to change the legendary dragoon forever.
    • Imperial Dark Nexus Fenix
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Fenix
    • Eldritch Dark Nexus Fenix
    • Astral Dark Nexus Fenix
  • Tassadar
    • Dark Nexus Tassadar:
      • When Dark Nexus energies spilled across the Nexus, Tassadar’s attempts to contain them changed him. For each tendril of chaos he subdued, another came to life within; enhancing his abilities but awakening an inner struggle reflected in his fractured form.
    • Forgotten Dark Nexus Tassadar
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Tassadar
    • Eldritch Dark Nexus Tassadar
    • Astral Dark Nexus Tassadar
  • Gul’dan
    • Entropic Dark Nexus Gul’dan
    • Sadistic Dark Nexus Gul’dan
  • Alarak
    • Astral Dark Nexus Alarak
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Alarak

New Mounts:

  • Dark Nexus Beast:
    • Don't be fooled by the armor plating resembling a saddle atop the Beast's cratered back. Most who try to ride this creature find themselves disappointed, disemboweled, and/or deceased.
    • Shattered Dark Nexus Beast
    • Forgotten Dark Nexus Beast
    • Wild Dark Nexus Beast
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Beast
    • Astral Dark Nexus Beast
  • Dark Nexus Hound:
    • Astral Dark Nexus Hound
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Hound
  • Dark Nexus Manta:
    • Awakened Dark Nexus Manta
    • Astral Dark Nexus Manta

Bundles and More!

This event is also adding Fragments of the Dark Nexus Bundles, so you can pick up everything you want at a discounted price, alongside new sprays, emojis, and portraits!


The fate of the Nexus hangs in the balance, and all must choose a side. Godspeed, Heroes!

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