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Free Hero Weekend: Jan 13 - 16, 2017

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Free Hero weekend is coming to Heroes of the Storm. Starting January 13, all Heroes will be available for gameplay through January 16 regardless of rotation.

This is a great opportunity to amass gold, by leveling Heroes to Level 5 or Level 9 respectively. On the other hand, if you're willing to purchase a specific Hero, but haven't had a chance to test him/her out yet outside of Try Mode, this would be the optimal time to do so. All Heroes will be available for gameplay during the weekend. The event ignores rotation and the Heroes you own, because all will unlock. Don't forget to check out our Guide Section for Hero-specific advice. 

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We'll see you in the Nexus!

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27 minutes ago, Paracel said:

Damn, just when my holidays are over...

Haven't been around. Does this weekend thing happen often?

Special events are almost always on American holidays. Sometimes they mix it up (lunar new year).

13 minutes ago, Klovzz said:

No bro , I believe this is the first time this ever happened , I don't think it will be coming any time soon after this.

This is not the first time. They happen roughly every three to six months, so they are really rare. Usually come with a nice 50% exp bonus for the time too.

They tend to focus them around big events like right after Blizzcon or the summer championships when they get prime-time viewing and people are most likely to want to give the game a try, especially if they can play the heroes they just saw on TV.

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On 1/9/2017 at 4:03 PM, Paracel said:

Haven't been around. Does this weekend thing happen often?

As said above, this definitely won't be the last one. They're actually quite good with allowing them to happen. Living in the EU like we do means sometimes it's not the best timing, at least compared to some NA players, but they are normally weekend based at least :D

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