You may be wondering: isn’t Heroes of the Storm already free? (If you’re here and you don’t know what Heroes of the Storm is, read on!) While you wouldn’t be wrong, newer players only have access to a set of free-to-play heroes until they unlock all of them either through buying them or through grinding for in-game currency. Fortunately, Heroes of the Storm will have an entirely free weekend in which all of the heroes are available to new players starting Friday, January 13 at 18:00 CET and ending on Monday, January 16 at 18:00 CET.
Although this free weekend is obviously geared towards getting more people to play the game, it also allows current players to try out the newer heroes like Varian, Ragnaros and Zul’jin that they may not have bought yet with real or in-game currency.
What is Heroes of the Storm?
Heroes of the Storm, or HotS, is Blizzard Entertainment’s MOBA, or multiplayer online battle arena. Like other popular games such as Dota or League of Legends, you and four other people choose heroes and try to outwit and out-skill the opposing team. While HotS is fairly approachable, there is a lot to learn and a lot of depth to grasp. Although you won’t have all the heroes unlocked right away, you can still earn them just by playing if you’re trying to avoid spending money.