Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed Blizzard Entertainment. It features characters from all of the company's acclaimed franchises like Diablo, Overwatch, and more. While the title started off as a somewhat lackluster experience, it has become quite addictive in recent months. The continued support and the odd mashups are the reason behind its relative success.
In order to keep players engaged, Blizzard is changing up the way loot chests work. According to a post on Reddit, with the new patch coming next week, there won't be any "real money gambling" anymore in Heroes of the Storm. Loot crates will only be obtained by playing the game, completing quests, and leveling up heroes. However, that doesn't mean microtransactions are going away. You'll still be able to buy gems to unlock heroes, cosmetics, and boosts. Unfortunately, boosts still allow you to gain more gold and experience.
You can play Heroes of the Storm on Battle.net by creating an account. It's great to see that the game evened the playing field for everyone, aside from the boosts. Maybe one day boosts will be removed too so everyone has to work just as hard to attain the same rewards.
Over the past several months, there has been a massive backlash against microtransactions and these changes may have been a result of that. Numerous governments are cracking down on loot boxes in games. Whatever the reasons might be, this is a welcome change which will be embraced by the community. Do you play Heroes of the Storm? Let us know.
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