Heroes of the storm FAQ (Fan made)
Please be aware that the game is still in alpha and everything you see is subject to change!
Section I: General Information
How much does the game cost?
The game is free to play but you can support the game with micro transactions like hero skins and mounts.
When will the game be released or when will beta start?
Currently the game is in alpha and there isn't a timeframe for release or for beta and is still in alpha.
How do I get an invite to the game?
Currently the game is in Alpha so your chances of getting invited are really low because of the amount of players signing up and the random chance of getting invited. But if you want to get an invite currently the only way would be to go to your account management page on the website and opt in through the beta profile settings feature in the Games & Codes menu. For more information go here
NOTE: There are no keys to get invited to alpha currently! So if someone is trying to give/sell/advertise for one it is a scam!
Do I get anything for testing the alpha/beta?
Yes, if you test out the real money store then you will get the wonderbillie mount.
Will there be an open beta?
There has been no official announcement on this that I have seen and if there is one it will be far far away. I would assume the answer would be yes. But that is just my personal opinion judging from what Blizzard did with Hearthstone. If they do have one it will be in the later stages of beta.
Will Blizzard be making this game into an esport?
"Whether the game will have a competitive esports scene or not will be up to the players. It's an organic process, and they're trying to create something with all the tools for esports, such as observer mode, replays and so on."
For more information on what blizzard has said about this game and esports visit that link and go to the
"Community and eSports” section
Where do I buy items?/Will Blizzard put items into the game?
Short answer: No or rather it is very unlikely. Blizzard is trying to make their own game rather than a reskinned version of another game that is already out.
Long Answer: Blizzard implemented a talent system to act as items while maintaining build diversity and keeping the game unique.
Also see http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/forum/topic/12090869473#2
Will Blizzard be adding more heroes to the game?
Yes! Blizzard plans to be adding more and more heroes throughout the life of the game. They will also be making new maps to keep the meta/game new and interesting. They will also be including a map editor you can use to make your own maps and custom content.
Are all the heroes unlocked like Dota?
No. You will unlock heroes through earning in game gold that you will spend on heroes to unlock. You can use money to unlock the heroes faster. (For example let’s say you really want to play Nova and Diablo so you spend money to unlock them both immediately rather then wait.)
How can I earn gold?
It’s quite simple really all you have to do is play the game! You earn gold through leveling up and through daily quests. You earn XP for every game you play and get bonus xp for how well you played and playing with friends. You also gain gold for wins or losses.
Thanks to augustus for his information
What is the level cap?
Yes it is currently set to level 40, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this change.
Will Blizzard release hero packs/bundles to unlock with real money?
This has already been implemented and is currently in the ingame shop. If you want more information check out http://www.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/news/13789935/bundle-packs-now-available-in-heroes-of-the-storm
Why isn't x, y, or z feature in the game yet? Why can't I play the game yet?
The game is still in alpha and things are changing constantly from patch to patch. I'm sure the Devs are working on it and it will be in the game when it is ready! Just because something isn't in the game yet doesn't mean they aren't working on it! Likewise just because you haven't been invited yet doesn't mean you won't be or that Blizzard doesn't want you to be in the alpha! Patience is a virute! :D
Will there be account/progress wipes?
There are no more planned account wipes but that does not mean it's impossible but extremely unlikely. All purchases done with real money are now permanent.