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Overwatch's Tracer comes to Heroes of the Storm in April

Tracer from Overwatch is coming to Heroes of the Storm in April

We knew back in November that Tracer, of the upcoming Overwatch, would join the roster of Blizzard's MOBA Heroes of the Storm. Now we know it's this month, as many as two weeks before Overwatch's open beta gets underway.


Cheers, loves—the cavalry’s coming to the Nexus!

Tracer, the time-jumping adventurer from Overwatch, is getting ready to make her Heroes of the Storm® debut! Equipped with the chronal accelerator designed by her gorilla scientist pal Winston and a pair of deadly pulse pistols to match, this highly mobile ranged Assassin zips around the Battlegrounds of the Nexus, catching enemy heroes off guard and then vanishing before they have a chance to react.

Tracer brings a diverse set of unique abilities and talents into the Nexus. She can move while attacking—a first for a Heroes character—and has a single Heroic ability that she can customize by upgrading it in three different ways.

Find out more about how Tracer plays in the video below.

Tracer is being offered as a preorder incentive for the Overwatch: Origins Edition on Windows PC; anyone buying a copy of that will get her in Heroes of the Storm on April 19. The rest will be able to buy Tracer in the Nexus beginning April 26. Overwatch's open beta begins May 3, and the game launches May 24.

For more on how the pistol-packing dual-wielding sharpshooter plays within Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard put out the following introductory video over the weekend.

The full statement can be read in the official blog post

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