Heroes Of The Storm To Get Genji Of 'Overwatch' - And The Hanamura Map Too

Genji of Overwatch is making his way to the battlefields of Heroes of the Storm.

Blizzard is rolling out the cybernetic ninja via patch 2.0 on April 25, making him available in a multiplayer online battle arena or MOBA setting aside from a first-person shooter environment. That's not all either, as he's coming with the new Hanamura map.

Genji Heads To 'Heroes Of The Storm'

Genji is joining the Heroes of the Storm roster that consists of other Overwatch heroes who arrived to the Nexus before him, which are Tracer, Lucio, and Zarya.

He's bringing with him a similar skillset that he possesses in the shooter to the arena, including his prowess in jumping, Shuriken, Deflect, and Swift Strike. As for his Heroic Abilities, he's going to have the familiar Dragonblade in his arsenal, but other than that, he's coming with X-Strike.

Primary Abilities

Shuriken - Throw three Shuriken in a spread pattern, each dealing 65 damage to the first enemy hit. Stores up to three charges. Shuriken's cooldown replenishes all charges at the same time.

Deflect - Become Protected for 1.25 seconds. Any damage blocked during this period causes Genji to throw a Kunai toward the nearest enemy, prioritizing Heroes and dealing 55 damage.

Swift Strike - Dash forward, dealing 215 damage to all enemies in a line. Enemy Heroes that die within two seconds of being hit with Swift Strike cause the cooldown and mana cost to be refunded.

Hero Trait

Cyber Agility - Activate to jump to the target area.

Heroic Abilities

Dragonblade - Unleash the Dragonblade for eight seconds. While active, Dragonblade can be reactivated to lunge forward and slash in a huge arc, dealing 240 damage. If enemy Heroes are killed within two seconds of being hit by Dragonblade, Swift Strike's cooldown is reset.

X-Strike - Perform two slashes dealing 135 damage. The slashes detonate after 1.25 seconds causing an additional 270 damage to enemies in their area.

From the get-go, Genji will have two skins up for grabs — Oni Genji and Steel Dragon Genji.

Heroes Of The Storm Gets New Hanamura Map

Just like in Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm players are tasked with delivering the payload in the new Hanamura map.

They're more or less the same, except that when payloads reach the end of their path, they'll start shooting at the enemy team's Core. Also, only three nearby heroes are needed to reach their maximum speed.

Hit up the video below to get a closer look.

Play Genji Now Via Open Beta

If April 25 is too long to wait for, Heroes of the Storm fans can jump right into the open beta to take Genji and the Hanamura map out for a spin.

Are you as excited as we are to see Genji slashing down the battlefields in Heroes of the Storm? If so, feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know.

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