A very common question we see asked by members of the community is where they can find other Australian and New Zealand players to group up with. There are few different ways to find players in our region, and so we have put together this handy guide for you to reference the next time you’re looking to form a party.
In-game Chat Channel
By far the quickest and easiest way to find other locals to play with is to join the ANZ in-game chat channel. Simply type /join ANZ while in the game lobby and you will be automatically added to the channel.
ANZ TeamSpeak Server
Ran by Local, this TS server is open to anyone in the ANZ region looking to talk about Heroes of the Storm. Generally, people will form a group via the ANZ in-game chat channel mentioned above and then jump onto this TeamSpeak server to co-ordinate their games.
Use the following steps to join the server:
- Download TeamSpeak 3 at https://www.teamspeak.com/downloads
- Once installed, launch the application
- In the top left hand corner go to Connections -> Connect
- In Server Address enter ts3.anzheroes.net (No password is required)
- Choose a nickname – most people use their battletag name
- Voila! You are now connected
Aus/NZ General Discussion Forum
While the forums move a little slower than social media tends to, the official Heroes of the Storm Aus/NZ General Discussion forum is a fantastic way to find other people to play with when you’re not actually in the game. It also has the added benefit of keeping your personal details private, as it uses your BattleTag as your username.
Simply log in to your battle.net account to begin posting, and be sure to keep in mind their forum Code of Conduct.
If you’re a fan of social media, there are also several active Facebook groups that could great places to find folks to play with, especially if you join one that caters to your specific time zone.
Here are the ones we have found so far, sorted from most members to least:
- Heroes of the Storm Australia & New Zealand
- Heroes of the Storm Australia
- Heroes of the Storm, WA
- Heroes of the Storm New Zealand
ANZ HotS Discord Server
Created by Shy and Taddy: https://discord.gg/0goMMOh5ArcgthKZ
The following groups are in their infancy, but they have the potential to grow into something great!
Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments below!