Blizzard Entertainment’s free-to-play online brawler is ready for release! Heroes of the Storm opens its doors to the world on 20 May, four weeks from now, with the start of its open beta testing. That gives the team two weeks of server optimizations before the game’s official launch on 3 June.
For those who haven’t been following, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s adaptation of the MOBA genre. Drawing upon a pool of famous characters from Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo, the game shakes things up by offering players themed Battlegrounds with relevant objectives. Accomplishing these activities bestows all manner of benefits, be it cannon barrages on enemy gates or a demon prince summoning.
The game features a variety of gameplay modes for every skill level. Cooperative lets players team up against AI opponents, Quick Match pits players against others of the same level, and Ranked lets players go through a competitive, draft-style mode where they can put their abilities to the test.
The matches don’t take forever, there are heroes suited for both newcomers and advanced players, and most importantly, there’s plenty of local support.
Asiasoft is the regional publisher for Heroes of the Storm in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. As with other Blizzard products, players here will be linked up directly to the official Battle.net servers (we are tied to North America).
For starters, you can take part in their Beta Key Giveaway – limited keys daily! – to immediately get into the closed beta. What’s more, there will no longer be any data wipes so all unlocks and purchases made will carry through to open beta and launch.
Otherwise keep a lookout for the events and activities Asiasoft are planning for the different territories, either by following the official Heroes of the Storm Southeast Asia Facebook account or the Singapore, Malaysia, and Philippines groups respectively.
At launch, Heroes of the Storm will come with more than 30 playable characters and 7 Battlegrounds.