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Heroes of the Storm celebrates its 1st birthday on June 2nd

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is a game that honestly took me by surprise. When I first played it, I thought that it was a little too casual. Fast forward several months though, and you’ll find that I am happily addicted – so much so that I’ve even left Dota 2 behind.

It feels like I’ve been playing Blizzard’s MOBA for eons now actually, but the reality is, it’s not even a year old. It’s only just about to celebrate its first birthday

It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching a full year since the official launch of Heroes of the Storm on June 2 of 2015. Since that date, we’ve introduced fifteen new Heroes, four new Battlegrounds, tons of new skins and mounts, and much more! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be introducing some exciting new promotions to the Nexus

What bonuses have Blizzard put together for this special event? Several actually. For starters, logging in during the promotion (anytime between June 2-14) will grant players a first anniversary portrait.

Players will also receive a bonus 50% XP each game for the duration of the special event. If you’re looking to grind up some gold or levels, now is the perfect time!

Otherwise, if you’re ok with spending some real cash, there’s a new special bundle available. It contains Tyrael’s Charger, The Butcher, Kerrigan, Artanis, Arthas, Uther, Lt.Morales, Xul, Sgt. Hammer, and a bonus 7-day Stimpack. That’s an especially nice collection of heroes for those new to the MOBA. It has a good mix of old and new characters. How much it costs though, is a mystery (I can’t find a price anywhere). Regardless, you can expect it to have a significant discount.

And yeah, that’s it! I thought Blizzard would’ve gone out a bit more for the occasion, say, with a special event or new map, but these bonuses are still rad nonetheless. Will you be hopping into the Nexus to celebrate with them?

Last Updated: May 31, 2016


  1. Ottokie

    May 31, 2016 at 10:07

    Only now? Feels like this game has been around for much longer than that


    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      May 31, 2016 at 10:11

      Moba ages are like rat years compared to humans


    • Pariah

      May 31, 2016 at 10:14

      it had closed and open betas that lasted over a year.

      Blizz did that with Overwatch too though. There were tournaments already before it went live.


      • Ottokie

        May 31, 2016 at 10:15

        I remember getting beta access soon. But wow, over a year is crazy long


      • Hargrim

        May 31, 2016 at 10:20

        Not even close, Overwatch had a very short closed beta (3 months?) with very limited invites, and an even shorter open beta.

        HotS had an Alpha lasting over a year with a pretty large invite pool, it then had a year long closed beta with a ‘buy-in’ option and a few months of open beta before launching.

        I already had a year and a half clocked when the game went ‘live’. Most of my in-game friends played the same, some even longer


  2. Skittle

    May 31, 2016 at 10:56

    To quote a fellow wise reader

    “I need to say this somewhere. LG PLS FOR THE LOVE OF SPICE FIX YOUR SITE. Almost every day I just give up and go somewhere else. Pls brada.”

    Slow as shit.


    • Admiral Chief Protector

      May 31, 2016 at 11:24

      What browser are you using?


      • Skittle

        May 31, 2016 at 11:34

        Chrome, is firefox the preffered?


        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 31, 2016 at 11:47

          My Chrome is fine though.

          Who is your ISP?


        • th3SiCn3ss

          May 31, 2016 at 12:08

          I’m having issue with my Firefox, disgustingly have to use IE just for this website….


          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 31, 2016 at 12:09

            What about Chrome?

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