The new patch is now live in Heroes of the Storm
, and you can read all
about what this adds to Blizzard's MOBA in the
. The main draw of the update is the addition of Hogger, a new
hero that's discussed in detail in
. There are other aspects of the patch, including the removal of
the latest Nexus Anomaly, balance changes, and bug fixes. There's also a change
to Storm League queuing, as rampant smurfing long ago ruined the competitive
scene for many players. As of now, Storm League matchmaking for grouped players
will now be based on the MMR (ELO) of the highest ranked player:
queued as a party, Storm League now looks for matches based solely on the
highest player's MMR.
Developer Comment: While we know that this isn't a 'silver bullet' fix
for all types of account smurfing, it should help make trying to climb the
leaderboard feel more fair for both parties and individuals.