'Heroes of the Storm' latest news: New patch brings Lucio from 'Overwatch' to the game

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A new patch for "Heroes of the Storm" has been released, and it offers various gameplay improvements and the addition of a new character from another multiplayer video game.

In an official blog post from video game developer and publisher Blizzard, fans of the multiplayer online battle arena video game will get the chance to play a new hero in the person of Lucio, who is from another multiplayer Blizzard creation, "Overwatch." The patch will be available for playtesting at the Public Test Realm until Feb. 13.

"From the streets of Rio to the clubs on King's Row, LĂșcio's beats bring the party to life, and drive the people to action. Now he's on tour in the Nexus, ready to Break it down, and to continue fighting for what's right," Blizzard said in the blog post. As for Lucio's traits, he can perform a Wall Ride, which enables him to walk through other units when moving alongside structures and terrain that are normally impassable.

He also has basic abilities like the Soundwave, which lets him deal damage to opponents "in a cone-shaped area and knock them back." As for heroic abilities, he can summon a Sound Barrier that builds a massive shield that protects him, as well as his nearby allies for six seconds. He also has the Reverse Amp, which slows down or damages nearby opponents for a span of four seconds.

Apart from the addition of Lucio, the new patch also comes with a new quest, wherein players are encouraged to complete 15 matches with a friend while playing as a "Warcraft" hero. When completed, players are rewarded with the "Heroes of Storm" 10-day Stimpack, "Heroes of Storm" Flames of Judgment Charger Mount, and the Primal Flamesaber Mount for World of Warcraft.

Meanwhile, Gamespot earlier reported that World of Warcraft tokens can now be used to purchase characters or skins in "Heroes of the Storm," Loot Boxes in "Overwatch," or card packs in "Hearthstone."

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