With Blizzard’s newer games such as Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, the company has introduced loot boxes which has been a way for the company to earn more money during the lifetime of the game. However according to a report from Rock Paper Shotgun, it seems that the company will be stepping back from paid loot boxes in Heroes of the Storm.
Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm was the company’s way of taking on popular MOBAs such as Valve’s Dota 2 and Riot’s League of Legends. In fact Blizzard sort of had an advantage in which the characters in Heroes of the Storm are all taken from their various franchises, meaning that players already knew the characters before going into the game.
Blizzard was primarily known as a company who developed games for the PC. However over the years the company has diversified their offerings where games such as Overwatch and Diablo have expanded to consoles. They have also expanded to mobile where titles such as Hearthstone remains incredibly popular, and where Diablo Immortal will be launching as well.
Loot boxes and in-game purchases has been a popular way for developers to make money for their game beyond the original price that was paid. Unfortunately the rise in popularity of loot boxes has raised some eyebrows, where last year was the tipping point where EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s loot boxes were investigated over the possibility that it might be gambling.
Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is essentially an amalgamation of all of Blizzard’s franchises brought under one roof (or game). The game started out simple enough where it featured the more well-known characters from Diablo, Warcraft, and StarCraft, but over the years Blizzard has slowly started to introduce more characters that aren’t quite as prominent.
Gamescom 2018 will be kicking off in the next couple of days, and at the event we expect that there will be a bunch of new announcements and showcases from various developers and publishers. In fact Blizzard themselves are expected to make several announcements, such as new Overwatch content.
If you’re a Heroes of the Storm player and would love to see more skins added to the game, then you might be interested to learn that Blizzard has announced new Viper Ascendant skins that they will be adding to the game which will be available for characters such as Ana, Genji, and Stukov.
The other day Blizzard teased a new character would be added to the company’s MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. This new hero comes in the form of Whiteman, or High Inquisitor Whitemane as many World of Warcraft players have probably come to know her as. Now it looks like more details have been revealed.
While Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm was kind of late to the MOBA genre, Blizzard does have an advantage over existing MOBAs and that is the game uses already-established characters from Blizzard’s various franchises. This means that players getting into the game will be met with playable characters that they already know.
For those who have played Blizzard’s Diablo franchise are probably very familiar with one of the game’s characters, and no, we’re not talking about Diablo. Instead we’re talking about Deckard Cain whose famous line, “Stay awhile and listen” is probably burnt into the memory of many a Diablo player.
When it comes to toxic behavior in their games, Riot and Blizzard are no strangers to this. Both companies have gone about dealing with the problem in their own separate ways, but now it looks like they will be trying something new and that is they will be working together to combat it through the Fair Play Alliance (FPA).
If you play Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm and would like to get your hands on more skins and new looks for your heroes, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has recently announced that they will be introducing new mecha skins into the game, along with some bundles if you’d like to buy a bunch of these skins at once.
While MOBAs like League of Legends of DotA 2 might be arguably more popular than Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm, one of the cool things about the game is that it brings all of Blizzard’s franchises together under a single title. This means that if you’ve always been curious as to how Warcraft and Diablo characters might play together, this is it.
Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm has a pretty full roster, but it looks like Blizzard isn’t quite done adding new heroes to the roster yet. Blizzard has recently announced on Twitter that the next hero that will be added to the game will be none other than World of Warcraft’s Garrosh Hellscream.