Heroes of the Storm has a number of unique battlegrounds, each of which is characterized by a core, legendary event that shapes the strategy for the entire match. One battleground features a ghostly pirate ship, whose captain will accept payment of gold doubloons in order to train his ship’s cannons on enemy positions. Another battleground includes an underground level, where bones must be collected to summon a fearsome golem to attack your enemies above ground.
Blackheart's BayBlackheart's Bay is a 5v5 battleground with a dock's theme. Its unique objective is Blackheart's ghostship that will bombard enemy buildings if a team can gain the ghostly pirate's favor.
Cursed HollowCursed Hollow is a 5v5 battleground set in a haunted forest. The Raven Lords of the forest demand tributes, which appear in the forest at the center of the map. If a team collects 3 tributes, their enemies become cursed.
Dragon ShireDragon Shire is a 5v5 battleground with a bright and colorful castle setting. The Dragon Knight lies dormant in the Dragon Altar at the center of the map, and teams must capture the two obelisks at the top and bottom of the battleground to receive his power.
Haunted Mines is a 5v5 battleground with two levels. Inside the underground dungeon, this map's unique objective allows teams to summon huge Grave Golems to smash through enemy defenses.