Blizzard finally announced the release date for Heroes of the Storm earlier today and guess what? It’s less than two months away by the looks of it. Specifically, the game that’s already taking the MOBA world by storm (pun totally intended) is scheduled to launch on June 2nd. There are a couple of pieces of good news here, the first of which is obviously the fact that by exiting closed beta and entering official release, Heroes of the Storm should run more smoothly and the bugs should be less frequent than they are now. At least, that’s what me and countless other players who have experienced issues with the game are hoping for.
Next off, Blizzard confirmed that players can expect all their progress (including unlocked heroes and whatnot) to carry over post-launch. In other words, there will be no more wipes from now on. Also, the company says that a “unique” launch event for Heroes of the Storm will take place on June 1st in London, although there aren’t a whole lot of details available at this time. Finally, the last piece of good news is that beta keys will not be required anymore starting with June 2nd because the flood gates will open and anyone will be able to play the game for free. If you’re interested in playing Heroes of the Storm just go to Battle.net and create a free account.
And now for the bad news. Contrary to what most of us were hoping for, Blizzard will apparently not be releasing any new heroes when the game launches. The same goes for battlegrounds, skins, and mounts for that matter I’m sorry to say. However, there will be plenty of new additions to Heroes of the Storm along the line, so I guess we’ll just have to be patient and wait until they’re announced.