Blizzard Officially Ends Heroes of the Storm Content Development

Blizzard Entertainment is officially ending new content development for its Heroes of the Storm MOBAs and will only focus on keeping the game running smoothly with seasonal rollovers, hero rotations, bug fixes, balance updates, etc

Blizzard shared the news in a blog while reminding fans that Heroes of the Storm first came out seven years ago. Blizzard has taken the time to thank the Heroes community and promises those who still wish to play that it is “committed to ensuring that you can continue to enjoy your adventures across the Nexus.”

Unfortunately, this means there will be no new content and the game will enter a phase shared by games like StarCraft and StarCraft 2.

“Going forward, we’ll be supporting Heroes in a similar way to our other long-running games, StarCraft and StarCraft II,” Blizzard wrote. “Going forward, we will continue seasonal rollovers and hero rotations, and while the in-game store will remain operational, there are no plans to add new content for purchase. Future patches will primarily focus on client sustainability and bug fixing, with balance updates to come as needed.”

As a “pledge of [Blizzard’s] appreciation” to his Heroes of the Storm fans, he’ll make up for the decision by giving away the “incredibly rare Epic Arcane Lizard mount” to all players with next week’s patch.

In our 2018 Heroes of the Storm review, we said it “packs a ton of variety and great characters. Some of the modes in this MOBA work better than others, but it’s a safe bet that ‘he’ll provide a fun match.”

Also in 2018, Blizzard confirmed that it was cutting development on Heroes of the Storm because it needed to “take some of our talented developers and bring their skills to other projects”.

As Blizzard ends support for Heroes of the Storm, it’s also preparing to release Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV to the world. Overwatch 2 will arrive first on October 4, and Diablo IV will follow in 2023.

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Adam Bankhurst is a reporter for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Tic.

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