So We Guess We’ve Gotta Play ‘Heroes of the Storm’ Now

Samantha Loveridge
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Blizzard has always wanted you to play Heroes of the Storm but now it really, really wants you to pick up its action strategy game. Thankfully, there’s now a big incentive – Overwatch or more specifically, the goddess that is D.Va.

There’s a brand new Heroes of the Storm event called Nexus Challenge 2.0 that will unlock an exclusive new skin for everyone’s favourite Overwatch character. That skin is the incredibly alluring Officer D.Va and reimagines her as a Korean cop with even her mech getting a complete police cruiser makeover.

Just look at it. It’s magnificent.

Heroes of the Storm Overwatch Officer D.Va
And just like that a brand new Officer D.Va cosplay was born
Officer D.Va Heroes of the Storm mech
It's like a cutie little robot police car

And all you need to do to get this awesome new D.Va skin is play a little Heroes of the Storm with your buddies. With Overwatch boasting over 25 millions players, it’s certainly a good way for Blizzard to boost Heroes of the Storm player numbers.

Taking part in the Nexus Challenge 2.0 also gets you another chance to unlock the Oni Genji skin, which was originally made available in the first Nexus Challenge for Heroes of the Storm back in November. With two exclusive Overwatch skins up for grabs, there’s never been a better time to play a little Heroes of the Storm.

But there’s a catch…

The Heroes of the Storm Nexus 2.0 Challenge runs for four weeks from now, but you’ll actually need to play a minimum of five games per week with a friend in quick match, ranked or unranked modes to secure the exclusive and incredibly desirable loot. That’s quite a lot of Heroes of the Storm action. The things we do for D.Va skins.

Here’s all the loot that’s available via Heroes of the Storm’s Nexus Challenge 2.0 event:

Quest 1 – Starts April 24

Play five games with a friend in Versus A.I., Quick Match, Unranked or Ranked.

Heroes of the Storm rewards: Orochi hovercycle mount (six colour variants), Oni Genji Warbanner, Oni Spraw, Oni Genji portrait

Overwatch rewards: Oni Genji skin, Oni Genji Player Icon, Oni Genji spray

Quest 2 – Opens May 1

After completing Quest 1, play five games with a friend in Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked.

Heroes of the Storm rewards: Busan Police hovercycle mount

Overwatch rewards: Officer D.Va skin

Quest 3 – Opens May 5

After completing Quest 2, play 5 games with a friend in Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked.

Heroes of the Storm rewards: Overwatch Nexagon mount, Officer D.Va banner, badge spray, Officer D.Va portrait

Overwatch rewards: Officer D.Va spray, Officer D.Va player icon

Quest 4 – Opens May 15

After completing Quest 3, play five games in Quick Match, Unranked or Ranked.

Heroes of the Storm rewards: 10 Loot Chests

Overwatch rewards: 10 Loot Chests

Samantha Loveridge
Sam is the UK Gaming Editor at Fandom. She's been addicted to games since she first got her paws on a GameBoy and hasn't looked back.
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