The technical alpha is dead! Long live the closed beta!
Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm MOBA inched closer to full release today with the start of the closed beta for the game. It's not all bug fixes and general tweaking either; the closed beta brings all sorts of major changes to the game, including:
* A new hero, World of Warcraft's You can read the Thrall, Warchief of the Horde You can read the full patch notes here. As of this writing, the servers are still down for maintenance, but Heroes of the Storm should be available later today. Not playing yet? You can sign up for the beta here.
* A new three-lane battleground, Sky Temple
* The first iteration of Hero League, aka Ranked Play
* Weekly sales in the shop, starting today and kicking off every Monday
You can read the Thrall, Warchief of the Horde
You can read the full patch notes here. As of this writing, the servers are still down for maintenance, but Heroes of the Storm should be available later today. Not playing yet? You can sign up for the beta here.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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