Heroes of the Storm Hotfix Notes – May 1, 2018

We've just released a new hotfix for Heroes of the Storm to apply a few bug fixes.

Bug Fixes


  • A “Preparing Game Data” window will no longer briefly appear when launching Heroes of the Storm after downloading the latest patch.


  • Objectives: Channeling is now correctly paused if a Hero is hit by a Time Stop effect, like Zeratul's Void Prison, while attempting to capture the following Battleground Objectives:
    • Dragon Shire: Dragon Knight
    • Towers of Doom: Altars
    • Warhead Junction: Warhead collection

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • Deckard: Rejuvenation Potion no longer restores resources other than Mana, such as Zarya's Energy and Sonya's Fury.
  • Deckard: Heroes who are Unstoppable can now correctly consume Lesser Healing Potions.
  • Garrosh: Enemies within line of sight blockers who are hit by Groundbreaker at maximum range are now correctly revealed.
  • Ice Block: Fixed an issue in which certain Abilities remained castable during Ice Block.
  • Thrall: Learning Crash Lightning no longer causes Chain Lightning to prioritize Heroes prior to earning 30 Crash Lightning stacks.


  • Deckard: Replaced an outdated voiceover line that could play after repeatedly clicking Deckard in the Taiwanese game client.

User Interface

  • Loot Chests: Fixed an issue in which players could not access their Legendary Loot Chests on the Loot screen.
  • Voice: Addressed an issue that could cause the game client to crash while using Voice.

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