Heroes of the Storm is ditching paid loot boxes. Announced in yesterday’s patch notes for the latest update, starting March 25, players will no longer be able to use Gems, the game’s premium currency, to buy loot chests. Instead, they’ll have to either earn them by playing or spending currency earned in-game.
Heroes of the Storm’s latest patch went live yesterday, re-balancing various heroes to increase viability. For instance, Auriel’s base damage has gone up along with better range for Resurrect and a 20% reduction in the cooldown. The changes might not be enough to save the support hero but it’s progress.
Blizzard has announced Overwatch’s D.Va will join Heroes of the Storm, and she’ll be a Warrior class. Here’s the new cinematic featuring D.Va fighting alongside fellow Overwatch fighter Genji. Both appear as part of the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 update rolling out today and tomorrow.