Death isn’t the end of a beloved Blizzard character.
At BlizzCon, Blizzard has shown that key characters can always come back alive in a separate IP. So fan favorite Varian Wyrnn and not-so-fan-favorite Ragnaros will become the newest characters in Heroes of the Storm.
For non-Warcraft fans, Varian Wyrnn was the leader of the Alliance faction in World of Warcraft and the king of the humans until the launch of the Legion expansion, where he…uh, well, he died. Ragnaros is an elemental lord, twice serving as the final boss of epic raids that required large groups of players to beat.
Varian comes out on November 15, with Ragnaros following in December. November 15 also starts the Nexux Challenge. Teaming up with one person on your friend’s list in Heroes of the Storm will unlock content for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch based on how many games you play.