Overwatch‘s Ana and Junkrat will join Blizzard’s crossover-heavy MOBA Heroes of the Storm (HotS) in an upcoming update, bringing the series’ representative total to seven characters.
The Heroes of the Storm Twitter account announced the new additions yesterday, introducing the characters to the HotS universe through a video. An Overwatch-inspired map, Volskaya Foundry, will also be added to HotS. The team-based shooter’s current HotS representation includes D.Va, Genji, Lúcio, Tracer and Zarya.
Although Ana and Junkrat were announced together, Blizzard has previewed Ana more than Junkrat. The sniper’s skins, based on her default and Shrike skins from Overwatch, were featured in another video showing the MOBA’s new content. Other Overwatch characters were shown with new looks, such as D.Va in a new Destroyer skin and recolors for Lúcio, Tracer and Zarya.
The accompanying map, Volskaya Foundry, features capture points and a mech that can turn the tides of battle. Players must take control of these capture points and work in pairs to move and attack with the mech. Both structures and other heroes are vulnerable to the mech’s attacks.
Rounding out the Overwatch content is a special quest featuring the game’s turnip plush doll, Pachimari. The “Pachimari Mania” quest tasks players with opening Pachimari boxes before matches in hopes of finding Golden Pachimari. There are four parts to the quest that reward players with Pachimari-themed emoji, a banner, spray and player portrait.
Overwatch is the second least-represented Blizzard series in the MOBA, only ahead of the Retro category. World of Warcraft leads the character count with 34 heroes, while Starcraft and Diablo are tied with 15 representatives.
Blizzard has not announced a release date for Ana and Junkrat’s HotS debut, although there will be a public test region on Sept. 18. Heroes of the Storm is currently free to play until Sept. 19.