Heroes of the Storm – New Event Mechastorm 2 Brings New Skins

Update: Xenotech threatens the planet once again. This new invasion is being led by Mecha Malthael, sowing havoc and destruction across Neo-Stormwind. Many outposts and cities have already felt the wrath of the Mecha Archangel of Death.

A new generation of Heroes arise to defend the innocent. Equipped with cutting edge Mecha technology provided by Neo-President Anduin, the young pilots prepare for the battles ahead. You must stand together alongside Valla and Yrel as members of the MechaStorm to help bring Xenotech’s Mecha Malthael’s advance to a halt. However, you must first make sure your equipment is up to the task.

Check out the latest round of the patch notes to learn more about the Chen rework.

Developer Comment: The new Chen has finally arrived! We had a blast tinkering with him, and look forward to seeing him unleashed to his full potential in your hands. When taking a look at how to best change him, we primarily focused on adding more opportunities for Chen to make plays and for his opponents to interact with him. Some of his power has been taken out of Fortifying Brew and put into his new ability, Stagger, as well as into his talents. While he may take a bit of time to master, proper management of Chen’s cooldowns should result in a formidable hero that will make a great addition to any team.

The update is bringing in new skins:  Prototype Mecha Yrel, Prototype Mecha Valla, Apex Xenotech Malthael, Hunter Mecha Dehaka, Galactic Xenotech Abathur and Maritime Dropkick Kharazim. There is also a bunch of new collectibles coming: Seraph Wing mount (and its recolors), Fel Razorgrin mount, new sprays, and portraits. They will be available for a limited time from the MechaStorm 2 Loot Chests.

MechaStorm II Quest Chain

Repair, upgrade and run repeatable combat simulation missions for each part of Mecha Tyrael. Join the Neo-Stormwind’s mobile Mecha squadron alongside Valla and Yrel to help push back the Xenotech invasion being led by Mecha Malthael.

Earn Mecha-themed sprays, portraits, and loot boxes while working to unlock Tyrael the Hero as well as the unique Perfect Mecha Tyrael skin.

MechaStorm II Loot Chests

From June 17th to August 5th, your main goal will be working to thwart the Xenotech invasion. During this time all Loot Chests earned or bought with Gold will be Mechastorm II Loot Chests (excluding Hero-specific ones). These Loot Chests guarantee at least one item from either MechaStorm II or previous years’ Summer Events.

Note: Loot Chests earned prior to the start of this event will not become MechaStorm II Loot Chests.

The original article: The first tweet made the community ask only more questions. While the mecha in the background is undoubtedly Valla, is the mecha pilot also her? Or it is Orphea?

Once the second tweet featuring Yrel went live, it became quite obvious that both the pilot and the mech are the part of one upcoming skin:

Will the teased skins be a part of their own bundle? Or a part of a bigger update, perhaps featuring a new event? Time will tell.

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