What you need to know
- Heroes of the Storm is a popular online multiplayer battle arena featuring a wide cast of playable characters.
- The game is free-to-play, and constantly adds new heroes, cosmetic packs, and more that can be purchased in-game.
- The latest hero to join Heroes of the Storm is Hogger, an aggressive hero that excels that trapping and picking off individual players.
- Hogger is available right now, and represents a great choice for those who favor brutal, area-of-effect playstyles.
Heroes of the Storm is a popular online multiplayer battle arena or "hero brawler" from Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind other huge franchises and games like World of Warcraft, Diablo 4, and Overwatch 2. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play title, so it's easy for anyone to jump in and play for the first time, but features microtransactions and in-game purchases to acquire new heroes, cosmetic items, and more. Today, a new hero officially joins the Heroes of the Storm roster: Hogger.
Hogger, otherwise known as "the scourge of Elwynn Forest" and Chieftain of the Riverpaw pack, is a highly aggressive hero that features some unique traits and abilities to give them their own special playstyle. Their Rage passive trait allows them to decrease their ability cooldowns the more damage they receive or deal, while their Loot Hoard trait allows them to deal area-of-effect damage, and block the path for a few crucial seconds.
For these reasons, Hogger is very effective at isolating individual players and taking them down, without posing too much risk to the player. If you want to give Hogger a try, however, beware of knockback-heavy heroes, or heroes that have sustained healing abilities. Overall, Hogger looks like a great addition to the game, and is available right now to go and play. You can check out their reveal trailer above to get a closer look.
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