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Heroes of the Storm is adding a single-lane map called Lost Cavern

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Heroes of the Storm Lost Cavern

Blizzard is adding a new map to Heroes of the Storm called Lost Cavern, and it's a little bit different than what we've seen before. It's a single-lane map with no Map Objectives, Hearthstones, or Starting Area heals, designed to keep players “laser-focused on one constant, single-lane teamfight.”

“We've seen that players have been creating one-lane matches on Heroes' existing maps, so we wanted to create a Battleground that makes things a little easier—and maybe even a little more exciting—for everyone who enjoys these games,” Blizzard explained on Battle.net. “Don't let any existing rules stop you from coming up with your own new way to play, though, as Lost Cavern is meant to be a free place to experiment and play however you like. Think of this map as a sandbox in which you can express yourself creatively—as well as have fun playing.”

The map will still have Regeneration Orb spawns and brush, “strategically placed around the lane” to keep the action hot, and it will only be available in custom games. There's no word yet on when it will go live, but I would expect to see it added to the mix fairly soon. In the meantime, here's a closer look at what's coming.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.