Weâ€™ve just released a brand new Heroes of the Storm patch to introduce our Recruit a Friend program, remove Talent Gating from the game, and expand the Weekly Free-to-Play Hero Rotation. Maintenance is ongoing, but don't worry; we'll let you know just as soon as the Nexus is back online. Todayâ€™s patch notes can be found below.
RECRUIT A FRIEND
Invite Your Friends to Play Heroes and Earn In-Game Rewards!
- Following todayâ€™s patch, each player will receive their own unique Recruit a Friend link.
- Invite your friends to join the Nexus using your recruitment link, and you will each unlock epic in-game rewards as they play and level-up in Heroes of the Storm!
- Find your link using the new in-game Recruit a Friend panel, or visit the official Recruit a Friend webpage.
- Access the Recruit a Friend panel in-game by clicking the new â€śRecruit a Friendâ€ť button that has been added to the bottom of the Friends List.
- Click here to learn more about the Recruit a Friend program and the exclusive rewards it has to offer.
50% XP Bonus
- Weâ€™re offering a week-long 50% XP Bonus for all players in the Nexus, which should help your new recruits get a head-start toward their Recruit a Friend rewards in Heroes of the Storm!
- The XP Bonus begins at 10:00 a.m. PST on Tuesday, December 8, and ends at 10:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, December 16 for players in all regions.
- Talent Gating has been removed from Heroes of the Storm, and players will now have access to all Hero Talents regardless of their account levels.
- The weekly free-to-play Hero Rotation has been expanded from seven to ten free Hero slots.
- Brand new accounts will now begin with six free Hero rotation slots, and four additional slots can be unlocked by reaching player levels 5, 7, 12, and 15, respectively.
- View the current lineup of free-to-play Heroes by heading to the Free Hero Rotation forum thread.
50% Off All Heroes, Skins, and Mounts!
- As part of our celebration for the new Recruit a Friend program, weâ€™re excited to announce that the 50% discount on all Heroes, Mounts, and Skins that arrived with our Black Friday Sale â€“including the 360 Day Stimpackâ€“ will remain in place through the end of the year! Whatâ€™s more, any brand new items released during this time will also be available at 50% off their normal real-money prices.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Choâ€™gall Buddy Brawl Special Event Quests to visually persist for players who had already completed them.