It’s here! Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is finally live and there’s a whole lot of awesome new content to discover. Let’s have a look at what’s available, and more importantly, what you can get for free if you’re a veteran or just a curious new player.
20 free heroes!
That’s right, no more grinding is needed to get your collection started. Blizzard lets you choose between 4 different bundles containing 20 heroes each. Are you someone who likes playing a support, bruiser or assassin? They got it covered. Can you do it all and want to play a little bit of everything? The flex bundle will be just the thing for you and all you have to do is log in to the game and grab it.
Who doesn’t like opening presents? If you’ve played at least one game of HotS in the past then you’ll get 5 of these beauties when you log in. If you’ve played a lot more then you will also get epic chests, which are rewarded for every 10 hero levels reached and contain guaranteed epic content. On top of that, there are veteran chests containing legendary items for every 100 levels you’ve managed to achieve before 2.0
New cosmetic items!
There’s a lot of new stuff being added in this update and if you’re lucky and hardworking, you can get it all for free! Heroes, skins and mounts are content you’re used to but 2.0 also brings banners, sprays, emojis, voice lines and announcer packs to the nexus. All of these items can drop from loot chests and duplicate items will be turned into shards, a new currency you can use to buy cosmetic items, including legendary skins. Awesome right?
By the time you’re done exploring all of the above, it’s time to finally play some Heroes of the Storm. Things have changed there as well, as Blizzard has introduced the first ever Overwatch map to the game with Hanamura. In true Overwatch fashion, it’ll be you goal to escort the payload to its destination so you can fire missiles at the enemy core. Think of it as Towers of Doom with moving objectives and constant teamfights!
Since you’re reading this article on the Fnatic website, you’ll also be interested to know that our HGC squad played a couple of exhibitions games against Team Dignitas on the map during the launch festivities and went 4-0, showing us all just how much fun this map can be. Make sure to check out the VODs below (game start at 36 minutes).