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Kel’Thuzad is doing his time on Heroes of the Storm's PTR

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Kel’Thuzad has joined the Heroes of the Storm on PTR. A new special event named Obey the Call will run until 25 September 2017. Ranked Season 2 will officially come to a close on 04 September 2017 closely followed by a fresh season.

Kel’Thuzad has joined the Heroes of the Storm PTR. A video from last week sheds some more light on the new hero. Former Member of the Council of Six is not the only new addition coming to Heroes of the Storm PTR.

Some newly shared patch notes hold a bit more information. A new special event is named Obey the Call and it will run until 25 September 2017. During the event you'll be tasked with slaying some heroes in Kel’Thuzad’s name, in order to earn in-game rewards before the event concludes.

"Each quest in this four-part chain must be completed in order, and only one quest will be active at any given time. Games played in Versus A.I., Quick Match, Unranked, and Ranked modes all count toward quest progress. Games played during the Acolyte, Necromancer, and Lich Lord quests must be won in order to earn takedown credit."

And the quests are:

  • Ghoul: Play a game with Kel’Thuzad present on either team.

Reward: Ghoul Portrait

  • Acolyte: Achieve 30 takedowns in winning games.

Reward: Acolyte Portrait

  • Necromancer: Achieve 60 takedowns in winning games.

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Rewards: Necromancer Portrait and Necromancer’s Blight Spray

  • The Lich Lord: Achieve 90 takedowns in winning games.

Rewards: Kel’Thuzad Portrait and Naxxramas Warcrest Banner

As you know, all progress made in the PTR will not transfer into the game when the patch goes live.

When the patch leaves the PTR and enters the real world 2017 Ranked Season 2 will officially come to a close, and Season 3 will begin.
League standings will be reset and all players will need to play through 10 Placement Matches in order to receive their new starting ranks in Hero and Team Leagues for 2017 Season 3.

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The matchmaking system’s certainty level in all players’ matchmaking ratings will once again be loosened in order to make it a little easier to move up and down the rankings during initial matches this season.

You can find the lengthy patch notes right through here. The patch will be available for playtesting until 04 September.