Some big changes are in store for Heroes of the Storm. Blizzard is dubbing it the 2.0 update, and so far the changes include a new hero and a new progression system for your account.

Soon, your account level will be a combination of all your hero levels, and both you and your heroes no longer have a level cap (account-wise – in-game everything remains much the same). The level curve has also been smoothed out a bit. If you’re thinking, “Oh hey, that sounds a lot like that other Blizzard game, Overwatch,” you wouldn’t be wrong, and the similarities don’t stop there.

Blizzard is also updating how items in the game are handed out. Previously, you could buy heroes with gold, but virtually everything else had a flat, real-money cost. Now you’ll be granted a loot chest each time you level, and that loot chest can contain virtually anything in the game – heroes, skins, and some other items, like voice lines, that are being added in 2.0.

2.0 also includes a new hero, Cassia the Diablo Amazon. You can play her and check out the new progression system on the PTR right this second. The hub site also includes everything that will be involved in this 2.0 update, including two new heroes, a new battleground, and – wait for it – a new program.

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