Heroes of the Storm – Malthael’s Bargain

Heroes of the Storm is having a cross-promotion with Diablo 3 for Malthael’s arrival on Heroes of the Storm. This promotion should start tomorrow and end 2 weeks after tomorrow (26th).

Players that play a total of 15 games with a friend in Heroes of the Storm will be rewarded with:

  • Heroes of the Storm: Leoric’s Phantom (Mount) & 1 Epic Loot Chest
  • Diablo 3: Ghost Kerrigan Wings (Cosmetic)

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Battleborn – Free Trial (F2P)

Battleborn has finally went F2P even though it doesn’t publicly want to announce it by calling it a “free trial”. It’s live now except for Sony Europe & Sony Japan which will become live on June 13th.

Essentially players will have access to play the multiplayer of the game with a rotating number of heroes at first. But Battleborn’s gotta make money somehow, there a paywall or grindwall behind the content of the game. Everything can be unlocked through playing the game including all the heroes and story missions through in-game credits or you can just buy it.

The multiplayer isn’t too appealing because balancing is such an issue when you have 30 characters, each having multiple skills and on top of that an equipment system that has randomized stats and tiers.

Personally, I don’t think Battleborn going F2P at this point will save it from it’s eventual demise even though it’s not half bad but unfortunately it might just end up like Evolve.

There’s just too much multiplayer fps on the market currently. Paladins is in Xbox’s most played games list whilst Battleborn isn’t and Battleborn on steam’s stats don’t bold well at all. The only glimmering of hope seems to be on PS4.

 

Heroes of the Storm – Auriel & Gul’dan

It has been revealed that the next two upcoming Heroes to Heroes of the Storm will be Gul’dan from Warcraft and Auriel from Diablo in Heroes of the Storm’s In Development video.

Along with these new additions are new skins and mounts, including the seasonal mount reward for players that rank at least Gold in Hero League or any in Team League & for players that rank at least Master for either league by the end of the Ranked Season.

Hearthstone – Whispers of the Old Gods

Hearthstone‘s Next Expanion: Whispers of the Old Gods is set to launch tomorrow along side the new Standard and Wild format.

In this Patch, it has been also revealed that the next 3 month’s Monthly Ranked Play Cardback will be the Shadowmoon Valley, Zul’Drak and Halfhill Cardback in that order.