Heroes of the Storm didn’t exactly do as well as its competitors League of Legends and Dota 2 but the MOBA from Blizzard is still going as the developer continues to support the game. It is, of course, a free-to-play title and before the latest update, Blizzard made some green by selling Gems for real money, which in turn players could use to purchase HotS loot chests. However, in the latest update, Blizzard has removed the ability to purchase HotS loot chests with gems.
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You can now only purchase HotS loot chests with Gold, which players can obtain while playing the game without opening up their wallet. Even though these HotS loot chests content is for cosmetic purposes only, I, for one, still think it is a great move by the developer.
The latest update notes simply read:
- Loot chests are no longer available for Gem purchase
- Rare loot chests are now available for Gold purchase (3000 each)
With the latest HotS update, players can also easily earn some extra Gold by completing quests in the Caldeum Complex event and earn some extra shiny items in the process as well. There’s also a new Caldeum Complex Loot Chests released on 26 March so all chests you earn through progression now will be those Caldeum Complex Chests.
Starting the week of March 26, all Loot chests earned through progression (except Hero-specific Chests), Heroes Brawl, or by spending Gold will be Caldeum Complex Loot Chests. These loot chests guarantee at least one item from the Caldeum Complex or previous years’ Lunar New Year Spring events. Carve out your place among the infamous gangs and score yourself some sweet loot before the streets calm on April 30!
What do you make of this move by Blizzard and have you purchased Gems in Heroes of the Storm? Let us know in the comment section below.