Emojis are a cosmetic feature in Heroes of the Storm that allow players' to make chat much more expressive both in and out of the game. They are obtained by crafting ( 40 per pack/ 60 for event) or via Loot Chests, with each Hero having multiple emoji packs to choose from.
Each player starts with five basic "Nexus" packs. There are also emoji sets not related to particular Heroes, such as "celebration" or "food" packs. Players’ Emojis will automatically convert to match the Heroes they are currently using, so long as they own that Hero’s Emoji Packs. This will occur in-game, as well as after choosing a Hero during Hero Select or in Draft Lobbies.
Up to 10 Emojis can be set as Favorites. By right-clicking Emojis, they can be to added or removed from the Favorites tab. Blizzard has not implemented the ability to disable emojis.
There are chat shortcuts for the emoji's to display, without having to type out the full name of an emoji.
:) is :nexushappy:
:D is :nexuslol:
:( is :nexussad:
:P is :nexussilly:
:| is :nexusmeh:
:@ is :nexusangry:
B) is :nexuscool:
^^; is :nexusoops:
:* is :nexuslove:
:O is :nexuswow:
If you are currently playing, or have selected, a Hero in-game and own said Hero's emoji packs, it will automatically use theirs instead of the default Nexus emoji. For example, typing :) while playing as Abathur will automatically display it as .
(Patch August 23, 2017) Note:Sending an “Embarrassed” Emoji (:oops:) as Garrosh, or while he is selected for play, will now correctly display the Garrosh Embarrassed Emoji if the player owns the corresponding Emoji pack.
(Patch July 11, 2017) Note:The client will now display a list of suggested Emojis as it attempts to predict the player’s intended Emoji when they begin typing shorthand into the chat window.
(Patch May 31, 2017) Note:Fixed an issue in which unintended emojis could overwrite portions of long-hand emoji codes that were typed in manually.
(Patch May 16, 2017) Note:D.Va Pack 1, D.Va Pack 2 added.; In-game chat messages are now limited to 10 Emojis per message. A notification will display on-screen when attempting to enter more than 10 Emojis in a single message.; Emojis whispered between Heroes of the Storm players will now display their shortcodes when the whisper is viewed in the Blizzard Launcher’s chat window.