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Heroes of the Storm Enters Maintenance Mode Indefinitely

Blizzard Entertainment has placed its MOBA title, Heroes of the Storm, into maintenance mode following its seven year anniversary.
Blizzard Entertainment has placed its MOBA title, Heroes of the Storm, into maintenance mode following its seven year anniversary. / Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has placed its spin-off title, Heroes of the Storm, into maintenance mode following its seven-year anniversary.

In a post published on the company's news blog earlier Friday, Blizzard explained that it will continue to support the title without any future updates, placing it into maintenance mode indefinitely. Although seasonal content with occasional bug fixes and/or rebalances will continue to be developed, no new content will be added.

This follows the trend begun when Blizzard closed the game's esports circuit, the Heroes Global Championship, in 2018. The last major update to the game was made in 2020 with the addition of Hogger as a playable hero.

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"Heroes and its community are home to some of the most passionate gamers from around the world and we’re committed to making sure that you can continue to enjoy your adventures through the Nexus," Blizzard wrote.

Heroes of the Storm will be joining other Blizzard titles such as StarCraft and its sequel, StarCraft II in maintenance mode. Players will still be able to play it, but no major updates will hit the game. Seasonal rolls and hero rotations will still be active and the in-game shop will remain open.

As a token of gratitude to the community still playing after seven years, developers are gifting the "incredibly rare Epic Arcane Lizard mount to all players with next week’s patch."

Blizzard concluded the post writing, "To our Heroes community, we say, 'thank you'. You continue to be one of our most passionate communities, we’re grateful for your continued dedication and support, and as always, we look forward to seeing you in the Nexus."