Heroes of the Storm Beta and Release Date: Blizzard Puts Up New Interactive Battleground Pages

Blizzard has put up interactive battleground pages.

While Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) in the fashion of DotA (Defense of the Ancients), Heroes of Newerth, and League of Legends, Blizzard is determined not to just create another clone.

Most MOBA games utilize a battleground based on a Starcraft map, “Aeon of Strife,” and even though the different games have different mechanics, Dota 2 players can hop on to a League of Legends game find the map rather familiar.

Blizzard has decided to make different, but smaller, battlegrounds.

Each of these battlegrounds play out differently, and have their own unique objectives and fun side missions for teams to abuse to their advantage.

For instance, the Dragon Shire map features a Dragon Knight statue that can be “activated” by whichever team controls both Shrines on the top and bottom areas of the match.

Another battleground, Blackheart’s Bay, revolves around the collection Doubloons, a type of gold coin. Teams that collection enough Doubloons can pay Blackheart, and he will help to bombard the opposing team’s fort.

Check out the five maps below.

Blackheart’s Bay

–  Dragon Shire

Haunted Mines

Cursed Hollow

Garden of Terror


Heroes of the Storm is currently in Technical Alpha. Interested players can still sign up for Beta via Blizzard‘s official website.