Party time: Heroes of the Storm First Anniversary

Guess who’s birthday is coming up this week! The party brings: Bonus XP, free portrait, Billie and Hell Billie for any real-money transaction and even more!

Heroes of the Storm was officially launched a year ago at June 2, 2015. Since then Blizzard has introduced 15 new heroes, four new battlegrounds and a ton of skins, mounts and much more. On June 14 they will roll out another big patch including a completely overhauled ranking system and a new game mode: the Unranked Draft Mode, which should bring more consistent teamcomps to the board than the current Quick Match mode does.

But first things first: to celebrate the first anniversary, there are several promotions running from June 2 until June 14, 2016. And if you are interested in professional HotS, be sure to follow the North America Summer Regional this weekend on June 3 and 4.

For Free: Bonus XP and Portrait: First Anniversary

HoTS-Anniversary-PortraitDuring the anniversary promotion period, all players will be rewarded with 50% bonus XP! Everyone who logs into the game during the event will receive a exclusive first anniversary portrait for free.

Hero Rotation and Sale June 7 – 14

Of course the usual weekly sale and hero rotation takes places. You can play for free this week:

  • Xul
  • Morales
  • Rexxar
  • Thrall
  • Chen
  • Diablo
  • Malfurion
  • Sgt. Hammer
  • Valla
  • Zeratul

Be sure to check ingame store for those discounted items:

  • Kharazim
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Lunar Illidan Skin
  • Lunar Jaina Skin
  • Cloud Serpent Mount
  • Lunar Dragon Mount

Free Billie and Hell Billie with any real-money transaction


Hell Billie will be added as a reward for every real-money transaction in the store on June 2. However you will get Billie as well during the anniversary promotion:

That’s right; if you complete any real-money transaction in the Heroes of the Storm Shop during this time, both of these dependable goats will be permanently added to your mount collection. After June 14, only the Hell Billie mount will be awarded for making a real-money purchase in the Shop.

Bundle: Mounts & Heroes

Finally  you will be able to purchase a special anniversary bundle with heavy discount. The bundle includes:

  • Mount: Tyrael’s Charger
  • Heroes:
    The Butcher
    Lt. Morales
    Sgt. Hammer
  • Bonus: 7-Day Stimpack

See you in the Nexus!