Kael'thas is your next Heroes of the Storm superstar

Kael'thas in Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard has revealed that the next Heroes of the Storm hero will be Kael'thas Sunstrider, the Sun King, Lord of the Blood Elves, who led his people after the fall of Quel'Thalas before betraying the Alliance by secretly colluding with the Burning Legion. Friends presumably just call him Kael.

Sorry if that's a spoiler, by the way, but the Wow Wiki says that all of the above happened during Warcraft 3 and The Burning Crusade expansion to World of Warcraft, and given their vintage—just over and just under ten years, respectively—I think the statute of spoiler limitations has passed.

Anyway, I mention it all because there's really not a whole lot else to say about it right now. Kael'thas' arrival was confirmed on the official Heroes of the Storm Twitter account, but more information won't be revealed until 2:30 pm on May 12, during a Reddit Q&A with Hero designers John Hodgson and Kent-Erik Hagman.

Heroes of the Storm is currently in closed beta, but won't be for much longer. Blizzard announced in April that the open beta would go live on May 20, with the full launch following two weeks later, on June 2.

Andy Chalk

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.