Blizzard Entertainment recently announced that it will be permanently shifting the MOBA game Heroes of the Storm into maintenance mode. As a result, it is being reported that no new major content updates will be made to the game.
“Moving forward we will support Heroes in a manner similar to our other longstanding games, StarCraft and StarCraft II,” Blizzard said in the July 8th blog post. “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.”
This basically means that the servers for Heroes of the Storm will remain online, as GamesRadar puts it. However, updates will become rarer and rarer when compared to recent years.
Launched in June of 2015, Heroes of the Storm emerged as an incredibly popular crossover multiplayer online battle arena game. Based on a 2021 article from Fresherslive, Heroes was able to register over 6.5 million PC players worldwide.
The Profit‘s Take:
Our friend, William “The Professor” Collis, is probably in shambles right now. He loves this game. Given the stiff competition in this genre, it’s kind of impressive that the HoTS community was able to keep the game alive for over seven years.