Overwatch's Genji invades Heroes of the Storm, complete with Hanamura map

Heroes of the Storm Adds Overwatch's Genji and Hanamura Map

Blizzard has unleashed Overwatch character, Genji, into Heroes of the Storm this week as well as bringing a version of the famed Hanamura map.

Unlike its implementation in Overwation, Hanamura in Heroes of the Storm will be a payload map rather than an attack / defend version. Genji is fittingly part of the assassin class in Heroes of the Storm with his highest stat being damage, while also getting a bit of a boost in abilities from his Overwatch self.

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Genji and the Hanamura map are now in beta and should be going live officially in the game with the upcoming 2.0 update for Heroes of the Storm. You can check out a preview of the map in the video below, directly from Blizzard's Heroes team.

Blizzard is rolling out the cybernetic ninja via patch 2.0 on April 25, making him available in a multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA setting aside from a first-person shooter environment. His hero trait lets him jump around the battlefield while he flings shurikens and deflects incoming fire. Swift strike dashes forward to hit every enemy in a line. The overhaul changes the experience system for both players and heroes and adds Overwatch-style loot boxes as level up rewards. Genji, on the other hand, will be just like he is in "Overwatch" including all of his core abilities, leap, unique way of tossing shuriken and summon the Dragonblade to do a big damage. Stores up to three charges.

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Become Protected for 1.25 seconds. Exclusive to Heroes of the Storm however is the X-Strike ability where two slashes deal 135 damage and detonate after 1.25 seconds dealing an addition 270 damage to enemies within the area. Deflect blocks damage for a brief period and throws a kunai at the nearest foe when hit.

Hanamura offers a new payload dynamic to Heroes of the Storm. Furthermore, helps cool down and mana cost refunded with enemy heroes demise in 2 seconds.

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