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Death isn’t the end of a beloved Blizzard character.

The developer announced today during the opening ceremonies for BlizzCon in Anaheim, California, that Varian Wyrnn and Ragnaros will become the newest characters in Heroes of the Storm, the company’s multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). New characters keep players engaged in the free-to-play PC title, giving them a reason to either come back to the game or try something new.

Varian Wyrnn was the leader of the Alliance faction in World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s hit multiplayer online game. He was the king of the humans until the launch of the Legion expansion, where he … uh, well, he died. Ragnaros is an elemental lord, twice serving as the final boss of epic raids that required large groups of players to beat.

Varian comes out on November 15, with Ragnaros following in December. November 15 also starts the Nexux Challenge. Teaming up with one person on your friend’s list in Heroes of the Storm will unlock content for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch based on how many games you play.

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