Heroes Of The Storm Goes Into Maintenance Mode, No Future Major Content Planned As It Stays Online

As a "thank you" to the fanbase, the devs are giving all players a mount in next's week patch.

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By Anthony Jones, News Editor July 8, 2022
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Heroes of the Storm Update

This June marked seven years of the MOBA Heroes of the Storm, which has faced setbacks and new content droughts since its last introduced hero, Hogger, in December 2020. While a fair share of balance updates fleshed out the nuances of Heroes of the Storm gameplay between then and now, there haven't been any new additions.

Today, Blizzard sidestepped addressing the lack of new content and announced: "there are no plans for new for-purchase content to be added" but plans to only implement balance updates, basically going into maintenance mode until they pull the plug.

"Moving forward we will support Heroes in a manner similar to our other longstanding games, StarCraft and StarCraft II," announced the devs. "In the future, we'll continue seasonal rolls and hero rotations and while the in-game shop will remain operational there are no plans for new for-purchase content to be added. Future patches will primarily focus on client sustainability and bug fixing, with balance updates coming as needed."

To "appreciate" their fans, they're giving away a rare Epic Arcane Lizard mount to all players with next week's patch. It's definitely a band-aid over the situation, but the players in touch with the IP will likely have seen this coming a mile away. Competition from Dota 2 and League of Legends is incredibly fierce, and the waters at Blizzard are pipping hot thanks to lawsuit hell. Not to mention, support has been slim for the game for quite some time. Even if Heroes of the Storm continues to stay online, how long will it take for Blizzard to close it down?

What do you think? Let us know!

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

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Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

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