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D.Va, a fan favorite from Blizzard’s first person team shooter Overwatch, has been announced for Heroes of the Storm. After eagerly awaiting, we now know further details about her kit and utility to be brought to the game.

Abilities

Mech Mode

When D.Va’s Mech is destroyed, she is ejected after 0.75 seconds and can continue to fight in Pilot Mode. Destroying D.Va’s Mech only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP.

Q – Boosters (Mech Mode)

Cooldown: 10 seconds

Increases D.Va’s Movement Speed by 125% for 2 seconds. Enemies that are hit take damage and are knocked away. D.Va cannot be Slowed while Boosters are active.

W – Defense Matrix (Mech Mode)

Cooldown: 10 seconds

Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. The Mech can move while channeling, but cannot turn. Damage dealt to the Mech by enemies within Defense Matrix still grants the same amount of Self-Destruct Charge.

E – Self-Destruct

Requires Mech Mode. Eject from the Mech, setting it to self-destruct after 4 seconds. Deals medium to massive damage in a large area, depending on distance from the center of the blast. Deals 50% damage against Structures. Gain 1% Charge for every 2 seconds spent using Basic Attacks, and 30% Charge per 100% of Mech Health lost.

E – Call Mech

Requires Pilot Mode. Call a new Mech and enter Mech Mode. 45 second cooldown. While in Pilot Mode, each Basic Attack lowers this cooldown by 0.5 seconds.

R – Bunny Hop

Cooldown: 90 seconds

Requires Mech Mode. D.Va’s Mech becomes Unstoppable and stomps every 0.5 seconds, dealing damage and Slowing enemies by 40%. Lasts 4 seconds.

Pilot Mode

Each Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Call Mech by 0.5 seconds. As a Pilot, D.Va only awards 50% of a normal Hero’s XP upon death.

R – Big Shot

Cooldown: 4 seconds

Requires Pilot Mode. Deal damage to all enemies in a line. Call Mech’s cooldown is reduced by 8 seconds for each enemy Hero hit.

D.Va brings her unique mechanics from Overwatch into the Nexus, and we look forward to seeing what sort of gameplay results in her addition to the game!

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