Overwatch Tank D.Va Joins Heroes Of The Storm

Genji isn't the only Overwatch character coming to Heroes of the Storm.

The Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update rolls out today, but Blizzard isn't resting on its laurels. Hot off the news that the cybernetic ninja Genji will jump from Overwatch to Heroes of the Storm, the company revealed that another Overwatch character will join the battle very soon: D.Va, the mech-riding professional gamer-turned-soldier will join Blizzard's free-to-play MOBA as a Warrior class character.

The announcement came via a brief trailer that depicts a battle between Genji and Diablo big bad Diablo on the Hanamura map, which is part of the Heroes of the Storm rotation as of today's update. Near the end of the fight, when Genji is on his last legs, D.Va shows up in her mech and saves the day.

Blizzard didn't reveal how D.Va will play or when she'll be available, but if you're a dedicated Overwatch player, you'll want to keep an eye on Heroes of the Storm regardless. As part of the 2.0 launch, Blizzard is launching the Nexus Challenge 2.0, which rewards players with loot, including exclusive Overwatch skins, for playing Heroes of the Storm. During the first week, playing five matches with a buddy unlocks Genji's Oni skin, icon, and spray in Overwatch, as well as some related Heroes of the Storm items. A special D.Va skin, which makes the teen look like a police officer, is the big reward during weeks two and three, while week four players will receive 10 loot boxes full of cosmetic items for both Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm.

Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's answer to League of Legends and Dota 2, features characters and maps from many of the developer's classic franchises. In addition to Genji and the Hanamura map, the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update includes a brand new character and player progression system, loot boxes that contain premium cosmetic items, and a new in-game currency. While the game is one of the best free-to-play games out there, it's not nearly as popular as Overwatch—mixing the the two together is a great way for Blizzard to get more eyes on Heroes of the Storm (not to mention that the crossover is fun for fans, too).