Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc will soon launch it’s newest game….Heroes of the Storm. Although the official launch of MOBA Heroes of the Storm is June 3rd, it opened for Beta for Windows, Mac & PC, meaning, anyone can now download it and begin to play.
Early comments seem to feel that the hardcore MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena,) community will not enjoy it because it lacks complexity. However, it still requires skill and has enough depth to be fun and rewarding but is much easier to pick up and play, has varied objectives and different maps, and shorter matches (average 15 to 20 minutes.)
When Heroes of the Storm officially launches, it will offer a “starting roster of more than 35 Heroes and 7 dynamic Battlegrounds, each with unique challenges to overcome—and even more Heroes and Battlegrounds are on the way. Players can customize their Heroes with a variety of skins to suit their style, as well as switch between a stable of special mounts that help them cover ground on the battlefield more quickly. The game features gameplay modes for players of every skill level, including “Cooperative”, in which players team up against computer-controlled opponents, and “Quick Match”, an accessible way to jump in and play others. Experienced players can also join forces against other teams of players in highly competitive, draft-style ranked play.”