Heroes Of Newerth Frees All Champions
By Jon Clinkenbeard. July 23, 2012, 9:00 AM CDT
As we mentioned in our recent review, Pu Liu, the Executive Director of Heroes of Newerth mentioned that the in-game store would be restructured soon. Yes, the store is restructured; items have been priced lower and the overall value is more apparent when you purchase skins and champions.
Except that you won’t need to purchase champions any longer. In an extremely bold move, Heroes of Newerth has announced that it’s now Free-to-Own, with all heroes freely available to all players for all game modes. That means anyone can sign up for an account on one of the best MOBA games and have immediate access to over 100 unique champions.
We agree with the community that HoN is best played with a full hero pool available to all players and that both the new and the longtime, dedicated players alike can benefit from the change. We want players to have the freedom to invite their friends and to recommend heroes based on playstyle and not a free hero pool. Players will no longer be limited by which heroes they can afford, so when a line-up calls for a certain hero, you can answer the call and focus on what’s important in each game of HoN . . . We sincerely appreciate all of your support and dedication over the years and for contributing to the success of Heroes of Newerth. This is our way of paying that commitment forward and taking our game to the next level.
Once again, S2 Games has shown that it’s listening to suggestions from its community, even in the most extreme cases. An awesome evolution like this means we can all look forward to Heroes of Newerth staying fun and fresh for many years to come.
About Jon Clinkenbeard
In addition to being Techcitement's Gaming Editor, Jon Clinkenbeard is also an actor and comedian living in New York. He's the founder of Chew York and Dark Little Stories, and he's co-author of The Pirate Treasure of the Himalayas. Jon regularly performs improvised theater around town and you've probably seen him on that show you watch.