Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Goes Down

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Goes Down

The Alpha servers for Heroes of the Storm have been brought down and are expected to be brought back up in a week or so.

Spyrian, the community manager for Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA, has posted in the HotS forums announcing not just the shutdown of the servers but a complete wipe for all accounts.

This means that all gold and experience will be cleared, although any in-game purchases made with real money will be refunded for use once the servers come back up.

Matchmaking will also be reset, meaning that the first few matches a player joins into will be filled out with players of mixed skill levels.

The News section of Blizzard’s Battle.net Desktop App has also made an announcement regarding a few new features that will be included in the next stage of testing, including:

• Re-enabling of custom games
• Match replays
• Two new heroes: Anub’arak,the Traitor King and Azmodan, the Lord of Sin
• The reveal of the Wonder Billie mount
• Transition into production hardware (aka a larger pool of testers)

Those interested to sign up for the testing phase of Heroes of the Storm can do so by following the instructions on this Beta Opt-In page by Blizzard.

Excited by the new features? Bummed by the servers going down? Even more bummed because you haven’t received a testing invite yet?

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