A new map for Heroes of the Storm is making Blizzard players lose their minds. Although the purpose of the game remains the same, just like in any other MOBA, the Towers of Doom map, which has been recently added to the game, has different mechanics and tactics that need to be taken into consideration. The new map addition is playing well to Blizzard’s tactic of creating a unique type of MOBA, something that will stand against its fierce competition.
The Tower of Doom map contains 3 lanes, just like many others do, but the way structures work is very different compared to the rest of the maps. In general, players know that they have to destroy structures on a lane in order to push inside the enemy base and destroy their core. But with the Towers of Doom things do not work that way.
On this map, destroying a fort converts it into one of your structures. Long story cut short: the fort that you destroyed becomes your fort, with the additional cannon tower and the healing fountain. Enemies can always try to fight back and retake that fort, but it will be a tedious task.
The mercenaries also work differently on this map. You can recruit them, but the enemy team will not see them as they do on other maps. It is also ideal to escort the mercenaries because when they will get close to the enemy fort they will lunge at it. And boy, do they deal damage! A single mercenary camp can destroy the fort alone. There is also one boss in the middle of the map: the headless horseman. While killing him will not make him go on a lane, he will fire shots at the enemy core.
And now the main map objective: towers. Towers will spawn occasionally on the map and capturing one will enable your base to fire shots at the enemy’s core. But check this out: you will fire shots equal to the number of forts you own! Got 3 forts? Fire 3 shots. If you get 6 forts you will completely dominate the enemies and you will also get an extra shot on the enemy core occasionally until they steal 1 fort away from you. The headless horseman fires 6 shots when your team kills him, so it’s a total blast!
So you can see why the new map for Heroes of the Storm is driving players insane! You cannot backdoor on this map, try schemes or any other tricks you might usually have in mind. You are either a team or you’re not.
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