Echoes of Alterac

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Echoes of Alterac
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Dates June 12 - July 9 (2018)
Theme Warcraft Warcraft
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Echoes of Alterac

The Echoes of Alterac[1] is a Warcraft-themed event in Heroes of the Storm, that began on June 12, 2018. The event adds a battlegrounds, the Alterac Pass; a new heroes, Yrel; eight skins; 53 portraits; 30 sprays; and two mounts. Yrel is available immediately at the start of the event. The event concluded on July 9, 2018.

The event was available for testing on the Public Test Realm starting on June 4, 2018.

Official[edit | edit source]

As the Alliance and Horde wage war in Alterac Pass, the fate of the Nexus hangs in the balance. Which side will you choose?

Special Features[edit | edit source]

Alliance vs. Horde[edit | edit source]

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Pick a side in the battle for Alterac Pass and earn special rewards depending on your selection. Choose carefully—once you pick a side, the other questline will become inaccessible. Don’t worry: all Quest rewards will become available in basic Loot Chests next summer.

For The Alliance! For The Horde!
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Step 1: Play 4 games as a Warcraft Hero.
  • Reward: Warcraft Reinforcements Chest.
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Step 2: Achieve 50 Takedowns in winning games.
  • Reward: Stormpike Ram Portrait
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Step 2: Achieve 50 Takedowns in winning games.
  • Reward: Swift Frostwolf Portrait
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Step 3: Play 6 games with friends.
  • Reward: Lordaeron Warbanner
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Step 3: Play 6 games with friends.
  • Reward: Orgrimmar Warbanner
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Step 4: Win 8 games as a Warcraft Hero.
  • Reward: Stormpike Ram Mount
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Step 4: Win 8 games as a Warcraft Hero.
  • Reward: Swift Frostwolf Mount

50% Bonus XP[edit | edit source]

Play with friends during Echoes of Alterac to earn a 50% XP boost. Rally the troops and get in there!

New Content[edit | edit source]

Battlegrounds[edit | edit source]

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Echoes of Alterac Heroes
 
Rare Yrel, Light of Hope
Backstory: After traveling to an Alternate Draenor, the forces of Azeroth saved the acolyte Yrel from the Iron Horde. With their aid, she rose to the rank of Exarch and fought back the demonic invasion of her world. Now, she finds herself where time, space, and dimensions converge: the Nexus.
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Light of Hope
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Free
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Free
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Silver Hand
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Dreamknight

Skins[edit | edit source]

Echoes of Alterac Skins
 
Rare High Warlord Garrosh
Backstory: After decades of dutiful service to his warchief Thrall, Garrosh was appointed High Warlord and given a mission of vital importance to his mentor and friend: secure Alterac for the Horde once and for all.
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Frostwolf
Rare Nightslayer Valeera
Backstory: While Valeera's allegiances may be her own, her friendship with Varian meant she couldn't allow him to go to war alone. If he was going to fight the Horde, than so she would be his blade in the dark.
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7th Legion
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Sunfury
Rare Grand Marshal Varian
Backstory: Rallied by the Lady of Thorns call, Grand Mashal Varian Wrynn left Stormwind with his father's blessing and the Stromwind army in tow. The Alliance would not let Alterac fall before to the Raven Lord's machinations.
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Stromgarde
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Kul Tiran
Epic Spirit Healer Auriel
Backstory: Spirit Healers are impartial arbiters of life and death and it takes a considerable injustice for one to choose a side and go to war. Auriel's presence has granted a new hope to the Alliance.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
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Ethereal
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Vengeful
Epic Vanndar Muradin
Backstory: After years of combat with the Frostwolves, Vanndar was among the first warriors Varian contacted as he rallied the Alliance. His invaluable experience may prove key to finally securing the pass from the Horde.
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Expedition
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Ironheart
Epic Drek'Thar Rehgar
Backstory: The great Raven spirit had been right... The Alliance marched into Alterac with new allies and ready for war. While the spirit's strange power could aid him, to fight an army he would need allies.
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Alterac
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Draenor
Epic Mad Jester Yrel
Backstory: Not all villains have super powers. Some, like the Jester gang, spread chaos and mayhem using whatever weaponry they can steal. While you don't have to be mad to join their ranks, but if you do... you probably are.
Features: Themed abilities.
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Sparkle
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Mad Harlequin
Legendary Sapper Junkrat
Backstory: The mischievous Goblin Sappers are known throughout the Horde for their incredible aptitude for destruction. Despite their short life expectancy, some sappers like Jammi Foxxleson even became goblin engineers.
Features: Replaced vbice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
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Darkspear
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Kezan
Legendary Warsong Johanna
Backstory: It is said that to face a Warsong Commander in battle is to experience the might of the Horde first-hand. Despite years of constant warfare, Jo'Hanna still charges into battle with a warcry that shakes the heavens.
Features: Replaced vbice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
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Frostwolf
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Mag'har

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Echoes of Alterac Mounts
 
Stormpike Ram
Backstory: Raised by the master trainers of the Stormpike Clan, these rams were once ridden only by exalted warriors that possessed great honor.
Notes: This mount is only available by completing the Event Quest during the Echoes of Alterac event.
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Swift Frostwolf
Backstory: Raised in the Alterac Mountains by the Frostwolf Clan, these wolves were once ridden only by exalted warriors that possessed great honor.
Notes: This mount is only available by completing the Event Quest during the Echoes of Alterac event.
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Epic Swift Stormpike Ram
Backstory: The Stormpike clan is renowned for the rigorous training methods. Despite their docile appearance, the Battle Rams of Alterac are among the hardiest and fearless mounts in existence.
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Swift Stormwind Ram
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Swift Dark Iron Ram
Epic Raging War Wolf
Backstory: The Horde uses only the mightiest wolves for their mounts, bedecking them in armor that would break the backs of lesser creatures.
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Raging Night Wolf
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Raging Timber Wolf

Banners[edit | edit source]

Echoes of Alterac Banners
 
Lordaeron Warbanner
Backstory: When the call to defend the Nexus from the Raven Lord's aggression was issued, the Alliance of Lordaeron answered without hesitation.
Notes: This banner is only available by completing the Event Quest during the Echoes of Alterac event.
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Orgrimmar Warbanner
Backstory: With the blessings of the Raven Spirit, Drek'Thar and the Horde would ensure the Alliance would never encroach upon Frostwolf land again.
Notes: This banner is only available by completing the Event Quest during the Echoes of Alterac event.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Horde was picked by 58% of players in Echoes of Alterac.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2016-08-16, Echoes of Alterac. Blizzard, accessed on 2018-06-04
  2. BlizzCon 2018 - Heroes of the Storm: What's Next

External Links[edit | edit source]