Blizzard has announced that Heroes of the Storm is now available to everyone. Players can download the game free at its official website and dive into “pulse-pounding battle, smashing through forts, brawling with mercenaries, and annihilating the enemy’s base as iconic heroes from the Blizzard multiverse.”
Heroes of the Storm promises to deliver rowdy team brawls with quick matches, dynamic Battlegrounds, and Blizzard’s trademark strategic gameplay and humor.
In Heroes of the Storm, players form teams of five heroes or villains from Blizzard’s different game universes, including Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, and battle other teams for glory in the Nexus. No matter which roles they choose, players are able to make meaningful contributions to their team’s war effort, and everyone is rewarded for a team victory.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, said:
“Nowhere else can you find your favorite heroes and villains from different Blizzard games teaming up and duking it out in short, action-packed battles. Players battled each other in over 100 million matches during testing, and we saw tons of surprising strategies and insane last-minute wins—we can’t wait to see what else players come up with now that Heroes of the Storm is officially live.”
Players will have a wide range of options for customizing how their heroes look and play, with different abilities, skins, and mounts to suit their strategy and personality. And as a place where universes collide, the Nexus features several unique and colorful Battlegrounds, each with different objectives that shape gameplay and create a team-brawler experience unlike any other. The game currently has 37 playable Heroes and 7 Battlegrounds—and more of both are on the way.
Heroes of the Storm also features multiple gameplay modes for players of every skill level, including cooperative Versus AI, in which players team up against computer-controlled opponents, and Quick Match, an accessible way to jump in and play versus others. Experienced players can also join forces against other teams in highly competitive, draft-style ranked play.