Blizzard officially ended the development of Heroes of the Storm content
Blizzard Entertainment is officially ending development of new content for the Heroes of the Storm MOBA and will instead focus solely on keeping the game running smoothly with seasonal reels, hero rotation, bug fixes, balance updates and more.
Blizzard shared the news in a blog along with reminding fans that Heroes of the Storm was first released seven years ago. Blizzard took the time to thank the Heroes community and promised those who still want to play that they are “committed to ensuring that you can continue to enjoy your adventures through Nexus.”
Unfortunately, this means there won’t be any new content and the game will enter the phase shared by games like StarCraft and StarCraft 2.
“In the future, we will support Heroes in a similar way to our other older games, StarCraft and StarCraft II,” Blizzard wrote. “In the future, we’ll be continuing with seasonal reels and hero rotation, and while the in-game shop will remain active, there are no plans to add content for new purchases. Patches in The future will primarily focus on customer sustainability and bug fixes, with balance updates as needed.”
As a “token of [Blizzard’s] appreciative “for Heroes of the Storm fans, it will make up for this decision by giving away the “extremely rare Epic Arcane Lizard mount” to all players with next week’s patch.
In ours A 2018 re-evaluation of Heroes of the Storm, we said it “has a lot of diverse and excellent characters. Some modes of this MOBA work better than others, but it’s safe to bet that it will deliver an enjoyable match. “
Also in 2018, Blizzard confirmed it shrunk the growth of Heroes of the Storm as it was needed to “take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects.”
With Blizzard running out of support for Heroes of the Storm, they’re also getting ready to roll out Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV to the world. Overwatch 2 will arrive first on October 4 and Diablo IV will be released in 2023.
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