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Braxis Holdout <Battleground>

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Braxis Holdout

The United Earth Directorate used the remote and hostile planet Braxis to conduct experiments on ways to turn the Zerg swarm into a weapon they could unleash on their enemies. Though the main psi disrupter was destroyed, this space platform's beacons remain fully operational and ready to be used. Capture the beacons and watch what happens when a flood of weaponized Zerg ravages the battlefield.

This Battleground:

Battleground Map

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Primary Objectives

These objectives are what makes the Battleground unique, and are essential to know in order to win.

Core Ability - Missiles The Core will shoot 5 missiles at a nearby enemy Hero, dealing 5% maximum Health as damage per missile.
Recast after 4 sec when an enemy Hero is close.
Amount: 2 Located at the middle of each base.

Beacons Activated Capture Both Beacons to fill the Zerg dens. Beacons progress by 2% every 0.75 seconds, thus taking 37,5 seconds from 0 to 100%. The Zerg rush either the top or bottom lanes, with the first rush being at random, and alternating afterwards.
Spawns: 1 min, 30 sec Respawns 2 min, 10 sec after all Zerg are defeated.
Amount: 2 Located close by lanes, north and south.


When captured at the right time, Camps can make a huge difference or provide a needed bit of support.
Note that Mercenaries are disabled during the Primary Objectives.

Firebat Camp Firebats (Siege) spawn. Each attack gives a -4 Armor debuff, staking to -20 Armor total and lasts for 3 seconds (refresh on hit). Moves down their closest lane.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 3 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located at the northeast and southwest of center.

Goliaths & Raven Camp Goliaths & Raven (Bruiser) spawn. Moves down their closest lane.
Spawns: 1 min Respawns 4 min after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 2 Located at the northwest and southeast of center.

Viking Viking (Boss) spawn. It prioritizes the lane with the most Enemy Structures, based on total Health.
Spawns: 5 min Respawns 4 min, 10 sec after the Camp has been captured.
Amount: 1 Located at the center of the map.

Globe Spawner Collect Regeneration Globes to regain Health and Mana.
Amount: 2 Located at the north and south center.


These entities are found in this Battleground, one way or the other.

Adjutant (Secondary Announcer) - available as an Announcer

A Terran AI gone somewhat rogue.

Dr. Cook
Dr. Cook (Primary Announcer)

Brilliant scientist, but not too fond of the Zerg.


Useful websites, that gives detailed information about certain aspects of the Battleground.

Heroes Patch Notes

Heroes Patch Notes - Braxis Holdout Patch Notes

Heroes Profile

Heroes Profile - Braxis Holdout Win Rates

Heroes Wiki

Heroes Wiki - Braxis Holdout

Battleground Rotations

In Ranked and Unranked game modes, not all Battlegrounds are playable at all times. This changes every once in a while with a Battleground Rotation.