Trial Grounds

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Trial Grounds
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Battleground Information
Unique Objectives

Katya Volskaya is experimenting with the powers of Nexus. Gain access to her powerful prototype weaponry and defeat your opponents!

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Announcer Katya Volskaya
Realm Overwatch
Release Date December 29, 2017
The Nexus Forces have taken over a Volskaya Industries Factory, fight to the death to obtain its manufactured power! Two teams enter, one team leaves.[1]

Trial Grounds is a Brawl set in a modified version of Volskaya Foundry.

Rules[edit | edit source]

  • Battle it out on a single-lane Overwatch-themed Battleground known only as… the Trial Grounds.
  • Shuffle Pick
    • Choose from one of three Heroes at the beginning of the match. Choose carefully though, you won’t have the opportunity to choose again after rounds.
  • Elimination
    • A round is won when all Heroes on the enemy team are slain.
  • Best of Three
    • The first team to win two rounds will win the Brawl!
  • Round Events
    • Starting at 60 seconds, an elevator will rise in the center of the Battleground, presenting one of the following challenges to both teams:
      • Tribute
        • Capture the Tribute to reduce the health of all enemy Heroes to 1!
      • Capture Point
      • Artifact
        • Artifact spawns in the center of the Battleground. The first Hero to walk over it gains its power!
        • The Hero that kills the artifact carrier will claim it for themselves.
      • Dueling Immortals
        • Immortals spawn for each team in the center of the Battleground.
        • Once an immortal has been slain, the winning team’s Immortal will take to the sky, revealing the map and raining destruction onto the enemy Heroes.
      • Safe Zone
        • A Safe Zone is created at the center of the Battleground.
        • Every 15 seconds the entire map is electrified, and only those in the Safe Zone will be protected.
      • There’s also a chance for no event at all. You’ll just have to rely on your own ruthless skills to take down the enemy Heroes and be the last team standing!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Complete three matches of Trial Grounds to earn a Loot Chest!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Heroes that use regular Mounts are unable to use them. Heroes like Probius are able to use their Mount alternatives.
  • Hearthstones are available, but don't teleport you after you finish channeling. Spawn areas do not prevent damage, restore health or push back enemies.
  • In the corners of the map, there can be found four Health Packs that instantly restore 35% of the maximum Health and Mana to the hero that walks over them.
  • If a round extends beyond 1:30, all Heroes become permanently revealed receive -25 Armor debuff. Every 10 seconds, Heroes receive an additional -25 Armor, beyond regular Armor Cap. The timespan between further Armor decreases becomes even shorter with time.
  • At roughly 3:15, all players receive a "Deadly Neurotoxin" debuff which applies 100% reduced healing to players and damage over time until they die. This debuff also prevents players from entering a Triglav Protector, but can be cleared off by, for example, abilities that apply invulnerable state (like Kharazim's Seven Sided Strike).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Heroes Brawl of the Week, December 29, 2017: Trial Grounds. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2017-12-29.