Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 - Everything You Need to Know

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 - Everything You Need to Know

Progression system Overhaul
At the center of Heroes 2.0 is a massive overhaul to progression so that it’s more frequent, meaningful, and rewarding
No more level cap means the sky’s the XP limit
Player level is the total of all Hero levels gained You get a Loot Chest every time you level up 
Even bigger rewards at leveling milestones

Loot chests
Heroes 2.0 introduces Loot Chests—packages received through progression or purchase that contain four random items drawn from nearly every awesome reward in the game, including playable Heroes and Loot Chest-exclusive items. Now all the fun rewards the game has to offer will become available to all players, including those who are strictly free-to-play. 

Basic Chests are awarded with every Player Level
Rare, Epic, and Hero-specific Loot Chests are awarded for reaching specific milestones 
Reroll Loot Chest contents using Gold
Loot Chest exclusives such as Prime Evil Diablo 
Guaranteed to drop at least one item of that chest’s rarity, or higher 

New Social & Customization Rewards
Loot Chests will contain a wealth of new cosmetic rewards—taunt opponents with new Voice Lines, joke with teammates using Heroes Emojis, or . . . have Abathur call all the action in a match? Logical decision. 

Announcers: Let some of your favorite Heroes call out your takedowns, kill streaks, and more

Voice lines: Cheer on your allies and jeer your opponents with quotable catchphrases

Emojis: A massive collection of stylized and Hero-specific Emojis make chat much more expressive both in and out of the game

Banners: Raise a flag whenever you assert your dominance on the battleground

Sprays: Make your mark on the field of battle by dropping unique icons and tags on the terrain

Portraits: Show off your personality and expertise on loading screens and in your profile collection & loadouts

The Heroes of the Storm in-game Shop is being replaced by the Collection—a central location for purchasing new items, crafting cosmetics using Shards, and browsing and sorting through just about every item in the game. Customizable Loadouts allow players to gear up their Heroes so they inspire awe in allies and enemies alike. 

Collection better supports the diversity of new items in the game
Forge the cosmetic rewards you’ve been dying to get using Shards—a new crafting material Loadouts lets you outfit your Heroes with preferred skins, mounts, sprays, and more—even Announcers can be set on a per-Loadout basis 

Each Hero can have up to three Loadouts updated currency system
Alongside Gold, we’re adding Gems as a new virtual currency, which combined with Shard crafting provide all Heroes of the Storm players with diverse options for acquiring playable Heroes and cosmetic rewards. 

Gold unlocks new Heroes and rerolls Loot Chests.

Gems replace real money and are used to buy Heroes or items in the Featured Shop
Players are awarded 1000 Gems at level 5 and occasionally receive more through progression Featured items will rotate regularly

Splitting skins up into their separate color variations makes it cheaper and easier to get exactly the item you want and nothing more