Last week Blizzard announced Heroes of the Storm 2.0, a new update to its take on the MOBA genre out later this month (playable right now on the PTR) that completely rewrites the progression and the reward system found in the game. Sure, on paper the big takeaway might be the implementation of Loot Chests, but underneath all the various skins, sprays, banners, portraits, voice lines, emojis, and announcers lies the greatest version of the game to date.
That's because when taken as a whole, they further re-iterate the feeling that Heroes of the Storm is a celebration of all things Blizzard. In addition to being incredibly fun to play.
At the Heroes of the Storm Spring Summit in California last week, we were lucky enough to witness the debut of what’s been called Heroes of the Storm 2.0. Currently available to play on the Heroes PTR, the most obvious and notable addition may be the introduction of Loot Boxes, but it’s the new progression system and what’s found inside said boxes of loot that points towards a new and more inviting direction for the game. The update, which doesn’t really change how the game is played, instead offering a complete re-write of the progression and reward system, more than earns the 2.0 subtitle. It features the same game that we’ve watched evolve over the past year or two, but this time wrapped up in a new and exciting coat of paint.
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