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Heroes of the Storm gets StarCraft 2 mod: Resurgence of the Storm

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StarCraft 2 players have recreated Heroes of the Storm. Titled "Resurgence of the Storm," this StarCraft 2 mod allows fans to duke it out with select heroes from across Blizzard's franchises. Read on for everything to know about the game, how to download Resurgence of the Storm, and more!

What is Resurgence of the Storm?

Resurgence of the Storm is a recreation of Heroes of the Storm using the StarCraft 2 engine. Resurgence of the Storm is also a passion project created by a small development team and founded by zeroLamberg. Meanwhile, MindHawk is the lead for hero design and balance. SomeoneNew and Libraries assist in design, patch notes, and project organization.

Heroes of the Storm gets StarCraft 2 mod

The development team behind Resurgence of the Storm noted that many players miss the original game since it went into maintenance mode back in 2022. The release trailer reminisced about new heroes, reworks, and balance changes.

Heroes of the Storm roster (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Heroes of the Storm roster (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"So we took it into our own hands," the video added. "Resurgence of the Storm has been in playtesting for over a year and in development for over four."

Heroes of the Storm players received the Epic Arcane Lizard mount in July 2022 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Heroes of the Storm players received the Epic Arcane Lizard mount in July 2022 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Resurgence of the Storm heroes

As of Jan. 4, players can select from 15 heroes. Characters from the original Heroes of the Storm game include Abathar, Anduin, Artanis, Arthas, Auriel, Diablo, E.T.C., Falstad, Kerrigan, Jaina, Malfurion, Ragnaros, and Tychus. Some of these heroes have either new or changed talents and abilities.

Resurgence of the Storm roster (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)
Resurgence of the Storm roster (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)

Arthas, for example, has a new talent tree alongside strengthened abilities. Meanwhile, Ragnaros has the Raid Time talent at level 1, which reduces the cooldown of Molten Core. As for Diablo, he has the Tantrum talent at level 16, which lets his next Overpower slam its target three times for crowd control.

Diablo in Resurgence of the Storm (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)
Diablo in Resurgence of the Storm (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)

Resurgence of the Storm: Selendis and Talandar

Resurgence of the Storm has its own heroes as well. One of them is Selendis, who is Protoss from the StarCraft universe. In Resurgence of the Storm, Selendis is a mobile and precise melee assassin. She has side blades alongside a Protoss fleet.

Resurgence of the Storm Selendis gameplay (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)
Resurgence of the Storm Selendis gameplay (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)

Meanwhile, Talandar is a bruiser hero who is sturdy and has high damage. One of his forms allows him to power up his abilities to overwhelm his enemies.

Resurgence of the Storm Talandar screenshot (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)
Resurgence of the Storm Talandar screenshot (Image via SomeoneNew on YouTube)

Heroes of the Storm StarCraft 2 mod maps

Currently, there are two maps that players can duke it out on. These include Cursed Hollow and King's Crest. While Resurgence of the Storm's Cursed Hollow map is the same as the one from the original game, King's Crest is a two-lane map featuring a single fort in each lane.

The Cursed Hollow map in Heroes of the Storm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
The Cursed Hollow map in Heroes of the Storm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Is Resurgence of the Storm the same as Heroes of the Storm?

According to the release trailer, Resurgence of the Storm is not a full replacement of Heroes of the Storm. This is because as a Starcraft 2 mod, there are some models and abilities that cannot be replicated.

Heroes of the Storm hotkeys (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Heroes of the Storm hotkeys (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

"Most importantly, there are no Quick Cast settings," the trailer added. "Everyone plays with On release." Quick Cast refers to pressing a hotkey to issue an order in the direction or location of your cursor. On Release refers to pressing a hotkey to enter target mode and releasing the hotkey to issue an order in the direction of your cursor.

Li-Ming screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Li-Ming screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Resurgence of the Storm roadmap

In terms of the game's roadmap, a weapon-switching ranged assassin is in development alongside a new Protoss-themed map that's similar to Infernal Shrines. Next, the game aims to port new heroes such as Li-Ming, Brightwing, Greymane, and Muradin.

Brightwing screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Brightwing screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

If the StarCraft 2 mod succeeds, then the development team wants to port fan-favorite brawls such as Pool Party and Escape from Braxis.

Greymane screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Greymane screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

How to download Resurgence of the Storm

Resurgence of the Storm is a free-to-play game. In order to play this game, you must first download Starcraft 2. Next, head to the game's Discord server, visit the "patcher" channel, download the game's patcher program, find the Starcraft 2 installation folder, and let it run. Then, run Starcraft 2, search for the game in the arcade, and enter the Nexus.

StarCraft 2 is free to download (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
StarCraft 2 is free to download (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

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