The wait is nearly over as Blizzard has announced both an open beta and official launch date for its MOBA. The open beta will begin on May 19th, and Blizzard is confident enough to have announced a Heroes of the Storm release date of June 2, just two weeks later.
It’s been a jam-packed year for Heroes of the Storm, and now it’s time to rally your fellow heroes and get ready for battle, because the portal to the Nexus is about to burst wide open! We’ve just announced that Blizzard’s worlds will collide when Heroes of the Storm officially launches on June 2, following an open beta testing period that begins on May 19.
Blizzard has every right to feel confident as the game has gone through a lot of polish based on user feedback since its alpha stages, and as with most Blizzard products it’s felt like a release version pretty much since the closed beta launched earlier this year.
In Heroes, as it’s called for short, players take on the role of one of their favourite characters from Blizzard’s Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo franchises. Through 5-on-5 matches, these characters are leveled up and gain access to new talents and skills which give them more options on the battlefield when taking on their foes. In addition to co-operative play, Heroes features a versus mode, as well as Hero League (ranked play), and Team League (team ranked play). Unlike many other MOBAs, there are no items during the match to keep track of so play is quicker and the learning curve is much shorter.
Heroes of the Storm will launch with more than 30 playable Heroes, over 130 skins, and 14 steadfast mounts, as well as seven dynamic Battlegrounds, each with unique challenges to overcome. And even more content, including Heroes, skins, mounts, and Battlegrounds, is on the way! Over the last year, we’ve also implemented more than 430 different color tints across our Heroes, skins, and mounts to help you customize your look and brawl in style. These color options will continue to be unlockable for free as you play your Heroes and seek to master them on the field of battle. We’ll have even more exciting Heroes developments in the coming months.
Have you been playing Heroes of the Storm? If not, are you looking forward to being able to finally play in just under a month? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook and we’ll see you in the Nexus!Source: Blizzard