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Heroes Of The Storm Gets Winter-Themed Snow Brawl Mode

Heroes of the Storm has gotten a new Snow Brawl mode, just in time for the holidays.

This week's Brawl brings us snowball fights galore in the Cursed Hollow map. Snow has descended upon the Nexus and the Heroes can do battle using different kinds of snowballs, making the most out of the wintry weather.


Here are the rules of the new Brawl, as per the Heroes of the Storm blog:

  • Snowballs
    • Pick from one of three randomly selected Heroes before entering the Cursed Hollow. Be quick about it though, you only have 30 seconds to choose!
    • Two types of Snowball items will appear on the ground throughout the match
      • Fluffy Snowball
        • A speedy snowball that hits a single enemy Hero in a line skill-shot while ignoring Minions and Structures
        • Knocks targets back and deals significant damage
      • Heavy Snowball
        • An area-targeted explosion of snow that deals extra damage to non-Heroic targets
        • Adds a 60% slow to all damaged targets that decays over 2 seconds
      • Throw Snowball ability will appear next to your ability bar when you are holding a Snowball (Default Hotkey: F)
      • Heroes can walk over Snowballs to pick them up and can only hold one Snowball at a time
  • Tribute Spawns
    • When the first tribute phase arrives, two tributes will initially spawn together – one five seconds after the other.
    • When a player picks up a tribute, a new one will spawn somewhere else after a 5 second delay, meaning there will generally be two tributes alive.
    • This type of "rolling" tribute spawning continues until either team is cursed.
    • Tributes do not spawn during a curse or for 60 seconds after a curse.
    • The event will never spawn enough tributes to allow both teams to get cursed at the same time.
  • Destroy the enemy team's Core to win the match!

If you finish three Snow Brawl matches, whether or not you're victorious in all of them, you'll receive 1,000 Gold and a portrait of a sinister-looking snowman. Make sure to play the game mode now, while it's still available, because the Brawls rotate on a weekly basis. If you want more wackiness from Blizzard, you can also try out the new Arcade Mode for Overwatch.