Heroes of the Storm Lucio and valentines day skins and cosmetics

For those of you that might not be aware, Blizzard recently announced that Lucio from Overwatch will soon be joining the Heroes of the Storm roster. As with Zarya and Tracer that came before him, Lucio's Heroes of the Storm incarnation will arrive with all of the same spells and effects that make him so ridiculously good in Overwatch... and yes, this does include the ability to wall-ride!

If you're wondering what all of these spells look like in action, and more importantly, what fancy new skins you'll be able to get when the update goes live, here's the recently posted preview video showcasing just that:

On the other hand, if you prefer a brief written overview of what Lucio's capable off, here's everything I've managed to gather from the original announcement:

"As far as abilities are concerned, Lucio's Wall-ride passive will give him a 20% stackable movement speed boost that lets him walk through other units, and also travel along otherwise impassable terrain. In other words, expect him to be as slippery as he is in Overwatch! Besides wall-riding Lucio also has his iconic Crossfade ability that allows him to either project a healing or speed aura to his allies, as well Amp It Up that increases the effects of both auras for a couple of seconds. And while there are no bottomless pits to throw people into, Lucio's Soundwave ability should still prove useful as its capable of damaging and knocking back anyone that gets a bit too close.

In terms of ultimate/heroic abilities, Lucio has a choice between these two: Sound Barrier - a massive, but rather brief shield that protects him and his allies, and Reverse Amp - the polar opposite of Amp It Up, where instead of healing and speeding up allies you deal damage and slow down enemies. Since we don't know the cooldowns for these abilities I won't speculate about balance, but Lucio has everything that makes him an amazing hero in Overwatch, so chances are high that he'll be a welcome addition to many Heroes of the Storm teams as well."

And finally, here's a few images of Lucio in action:

Lucio from Overwatch in Heroes of the Storm using his Amp It Up ability

Heroes of the Storm version of Overwatch's Lucio wall-riding