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Heroes of the Storm Launch Brings New Hero, Cross-Game Goodies

| 3 Jun 2015 02:19

Heroes of the Storm's launch event will get you various goodies across several Blizzard universe titles.

After being in alpha and beta for some time now, Blizzard's entry to the MOBA arena: Heroes of the Storm has now been officially released. To celebrate, a new hero has been added (Johanna, Crusader of Zakarum), as well as a plethora of in-game goodies - both for HoTS itself and several other Blizzard universe titles.

First up, anyone who logs in during the launch event will earn an exclusive in-game portrait. There will also be an incrementally increasing XP boost in the three weeks following launch, starting at 25% this week and ramping all the way up to 100% for the week of June 16. You'll also be able to purchase a 30-day stimpack for 50% during the first week.

As for in-game cosmetic goodies, having 100 wins in Hearthstone will grant you a Hearthstone card mount, and having a level 100 World of Warcraft character will reward you with an Ironside dire wolf mount. You can also get a "Billie the Kid" mount for purchasing anything from the in-game shop using real money.

Similarly, reaching level 12 and 20 in Heroes of the Storm will grant you a Hearthstone card back and a World of Warcraft Grave Golem pet respectively.

For a bit more info on Johanna - she is "The Crusader" from Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion pack. Just like in D3, Johanna is a tank-type warrior hero with plenty of stuns and defensive buffs. Check out the video above to learn more.

So that's it! If you have yet to try out Heroes of the Storm, you can go ahead and download it for free via Blizzard's game launcher.

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