The Heroes of the Storm better watch their backs! Two of Overwatch’s fan favorites, Ana and Junkrat, will be joining the ranks of heroes in Blizzard’s crossover MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard announced this new addition on Twitter earlier this week while also announcing a new map: Volskaya Foundry.
Specific details on Ana and Junkrat’s positions in Heroes of the Storm have yet to be released, but fans of Overwatch have a good idea as to what they can expect. Ana will probably be a ranged, support character that offers healing while simultaneously causing damage to the opposite team. Junkrat will defensively explode onto the scene with blasts of fiery, detrimental damage that will be sure to upset the opposing team.
Welcome to Volskaya Foundry! ?
— Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) September 15, 2017
However, the two new heroes aren’t the only Overwatch-based content coming to the MOBA. The Volskaya Foundry map is based off of an Overwatch map of the same name, Volskaya Industries map. The newest map has a pretty exciting new feature. Like, the Triglav Protector, a giant pilotable mech robot. Triglav Protector will require two players to pilot it; one will direct the robot while the other will operate the guns attached. the map is surrounded by conveyor belts to push players towards their capture points.
It is believed that Ana and the new map will be available for players to test within the next week. However, it is unclear as to when Junkrat will join the fight. Other Overwatch heroes, like Lucio, Tracer, D.Va, Genji, and Zarya, are also playable in the MOBA amongst other characters from Blizzard titles.
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