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Veteran players will receive exclusive loot chests that cannot be earned through progression when 2.0 goes live. The number of Veteran chests depends on your total, converted Player Level in the new system.

Veteran chests contain up to five coins and at least 1 Legendary item per chest.

Even More Rewards

  • If you play at least one game before 2.0 release, you receive 5 Common Loot Chests
  • At Player Levels 10 & 25, Common & Rare Chests were replaced with Epic Chests that offer at least one Epic quality (or higher) reward
  • All players that reached Player Level 40 before Heroes 2.0 goes live, will receive a 30-day Stimpack

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Over the past few days, we’ve seen many conversations in the community surrounding the Loot Chests we’re awarding to our veteran players when Heroes of the Storm 2.0 goes live on April 25. After reading through the feedback that many of you have shared, we’ve decided to improve upon the plan we posted in our initial Heroes 2.0 announcement.

Progression and Loot Chests

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Whenever we roll out a new system, we strive to ensure it will help the game continue to evolve in a positive direction. We also do our best to strike a balance between creating features that are fun and rewarding for all players, and recognizing those of you who have been doing battle in the Nexus since the beginning. We’re very excited to bring the new progression and rewards systems to Heroes of the Storm and feel that they will accomplish all of these goals quite well.

With the changes we’ve made to Hero Level XP requirements, new players and veterans alike will be getting more meaningful rewards more often. Some of these include new mechanics and reward types that didn’t exist in Heroes when we first launched the game, and we can’t wait to see what you’ll do with them. Since we’ve also uncapped progression, you’ll be able to continue playing the Heroes you love, and receiving meaningful rewards, indefinitely.

One aspect of the Heroes 2.0 launch that we’d like to “level-up” is how we’re thanking the most dedicated Heroes players among you. We are incredibly grateful for your support, your enthusiasm, and all the fun matches we’ve played together since launch.

Updated Loot Chests for Current Players

Here are the updated rewards you will receive as a celebration of Heroes 2.0 and a gift to recognize your dedication to Heroes thus far:

Loot Chest Adjustments

If you’ve finished at least one Heroes of the Storm match before 2.0 is released, you’re going to receive five Common Loot Chests—but that’s just the beginning. Additionally, we’ve replaced all of the Common and Rare Loot Chests awarded at every 10 and 25 Player Levels (as outlined in our previous announcement) with Epic Loot Chests. Each Epic Loot Chest guarantees at least one item of Epic rarity, or higher, and you’ll receive up to 55 of them based on your converted Player Level after the Heroes 2.0 release. 

PLAYER LEVEL REWARDS
Completed at least 1 Heroes match 5 Loot Chests
Every 10 Player Levels +1 Epic Loot Chest (55 maximum)
Every 100 Player Levels +1 Veteran Loot Chest (10 maximum)

Veteran Loot Chests

Our most dedicated players will receive special “Veteran Chests” that contain five coins, rather than four, and guarantee at least one Legendary item per chest. Veteran Chests are a unique type of Loot Chest we’ve created specifically for our most dedicated players as part of the Heroes 2.0 launch, and cannot be earned through progression in the new system. Like the Epic Loot Chest rewards above, the number of Veteran Chests you will receive is based on your total, converted Player Level in the new progression system.

30 Day Stimpack

In order to give you a boost heading into our newly revamped progression system, players who reached level 40 prior to Heroes of the Storm 2.0 will also receive a 30-Day Stimpack! The 100% XP bonus it offers means you’ll level up and unlock Loot Chests even faster!

Whether you’re entering the Nexus for the first time in Heroes 2.0, or you’ve been with us for years, we believe you’re going to love the future of Heroes of the Storm we have in store. Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this epic journey; we hope you’ll continue sharing your constructive feedback about Heroes 2.0 over the coming weeks. See you in the Nexus!

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Not trying to sound greedy, but would be nice if Beta and Alpha players would get even more stuff.

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6 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Not trying to sound greedy, but would be nice if Beta and Alpha players would get even more stuff.

... that's completely greedy... I'm an alpha, but really these rewards seem fine. gives a whole lot to anyone that has put in time to the game. Us beta and alpha had more time to do that than others, but if someone sinks every gaming moment into this they deserve the top rewards.

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What's the threshold for veteran though? Like I feel like I've been playing for a good while but still, I doubt I'd class as veteran (I came in Auriel Patch)

 

Edit: Wait, I just saw that it's every 100 player level. I dunno how I missed it

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I am also an Alpha player. But I fear that so many Epic Loot Chests will give me too much, so the new system won't be fun for a while.

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The Main issue is the 'loss' of potential chests because you leveled past it before 2.0.  the main way to fix this would be either 

1) Give the veretan players all the normal amount of chests they wwould for reaching that level and don't cap out (probably best)

2) cap 'newer' players when they reach the cap that the veterans got.

 

2 seems less likely to happen becasue then ppl would be mad that they can't get any more chests just because they played the game alot (hence the only other way to get chests would be to buy them)

 

edit:  just to be clear, I think this new way is a lot better and probably will be the way to go

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I don't get it. What's there to complain about. "All the time put into the game" ... I mean it is a game you play for fun so you enjoyed it, right? Or was it more like a job for you for which you should get paid? :D

Anyway, newer players will get showered for a long time with (imo useless) emotes, sprays etc. while long time players more frequently get duplicate items which break down into shards they can use to get a specific skin. Additionally, if you play since alpha and most likely have all heroes you can go spent your Gems on new heroes or more chests and even reroll chests more often because you should have a good amount of gold while newer players barley have/get enough Gems to buy one hero or buy chests regularly. That results in a constant gain of shards for long time players while newer players get far less of those.

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1 hour ago, Caldyrvan said:

I don't get it. What's there to complain about. "All the time put into the game" ... I mean it is a game you play for fun so you enjoyed it, right? Or was it more like a job for you for which you should get paid? :D

Anyway, newer players will get showered for a long time with (imo useless) emotes, sprays etc. while long time players more frequently get duplicate items which break down into shards they can use to get a specific skin. Additionally, if you play since alpha and most likely have all heroes you can go spent your Gems on new heroes or more chests and even reroll chests more often because you should have a good amount of gold while newer players barley have/get enough Gems to buy one hero or buy chests regularly. That results in a constant gain of shards for long time players while newer players get far less of those.

I get what you're saying and in some sense I'm inclined to agree with you, I don't see why people are so meh about not getting "all the chest they're owed". It's quite a substantial payout to get the 70 chests and now veteran chests are there because people on the official hots page were ultra salty about it (reddit was fine from what I saw, they were happier about the API xD) when the newer players are new and need a reason to stay (hence they get one every level). Anyway, if it isn't truly random (I doubt it is) then all you'll get from chests are the new stuff and some duplicates. 

For me the game is simply a game, but I still wouldn't like my account to get jacked since friends and peeps get the Blizzard vouchers for me occasionally ;3 Hence I aggro hard when the internet disconnects me and I get reported.

I'm just hoping I have enough for a few veteran chests since I don't have any legendary items o.O

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Btw, can someone clarify something (maybe I am stupid ^^) I know if you have a hero at level 10 now you will not get chests retroactively after 2.0 launches but if you have a hero at a level which will be pushed one or more levels after launch will you get chests for this progression or is just that is included in the chests you get for free? Mainly asking because of the hero specific chests at every 10 levels. Thanks in advance ^^

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27 minutes ago, Caldyrvan said:

Btw, can someone clarify something (maybe I am stupid ^^) I know if you have a hero at level 10 now you will not get chests retroactively after 2.0 launches but if you have a hero at a level which will be pushed one or more levels after launch will you get chests for this progression or is just that is included in the chests you get for free? Mainly asking because of the hero specific chests at every 10 levels. Thanks in advance ^^

This has been a bit foggy on their explanation, especially when you work in the exp shift of higher level heroes. From what I understand the exp shift takes place, so your hero level and player level all get set to the new numbers, then all the retroactive milestone rewards kick in level 10 heroes, 10 and 100 player level chests, etc. So even though right now I'm around player level 400, I will go up and receive the rewards based on new hero levels (I have a bunch at 9, so I think they will all hit 10 in the new system).

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Ok I think I got it now, No chests granted for the levels you gain from the conversion to 2.0 at all. One with 10 Heroes at level 20 plus other heroes that would be a ton :D That is why you get the free chests and they capped it to 70.

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Hey ho!

Also a similar question about the experience and your 'total hero level':

I'm currently at total hero level 426. But I don't own every hero. I made it a chore to at least level all heroes to lvl5 during free-to-play weeks. There are 18 heroes I don't own but who are level 5 (or higher). Do they also count towards your total hero lvl after the conversion? Or not?

 

sidenote: 2.0 seems to be really cool. Eventhough they stole it all from their Overwatch-team collegues ;)

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21 hours ago, Skyewalker said:

Hey ho!

Also a similar question about the experience and your 'total hero level':

I'm currently at total hero level 426. But I don't own every hero. I made it a chore to at least level all heroes to lvl5 during free-to-play weeks. There are 18 heroes I don't own but who are level 5 (or higher). Do they also count towards your total hero lvl after the conversion? Or not?

 

sidenote: 2.0 seems to be really cool. Eventhough they stole it all from their Overwatch-team collegues ;)

Personally I don't know but I don't see why not. I mean, your total hero level is based off of the heroes you've played so I hardly think it matters if you own them or not. If that was the case, your hero level would fluctuate based on who's on rotation (say Valla is on rotation and you have her at level 7. You're total level would be +7 when she's on rotation, and -7 when she isn't) which is frankly stupid. So yeah, I believe you'll get the chests you're owed from the heroes you don't actually own

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      Abilities
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      Level 1 Chew Your Food (E) Removed Dampen Magic (Passive) Removed Heavy Slam (W) Removed Hungry for More (Passive) New functionality: Quest: Regen Globes grant 30 permanent Health Every 15 Regen globes, Stitches gains 5% permanent Movement speed up to a maximum of 20% Savor the Flavor (E) Additional heal over time effect duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds. Moved from level 7 New Functionality: Casting Devour on a Hero restores an additional 10% of maximum Health and Mana over 5 seconds and permanently increases Stitches’ health regeneration by 1. New Talent: Patchwork Creation (Passive) Increase all healing received by 15%. Nearby Minion and Hero kills Heal Stiches (Minions for 30, Heroes for 300) Hero takedown heal amount reduced from 300 to 240 Level 4 Amplified Healing (Passive) Removed Restorative Fumes (Trait) Removed Putrid Ground (W) Removed New Talent – Playtime! (W) Heroes hit by Slam reduce the cooldowns of Stitches's other Basic Abilities by .5 seconds. This cooldown reduction is increased to 2 seconds for Heroes that are hit by Slam's inner impact area. New Talent – Chop Chop (W) Hitting a Hero with the inner area of Slam increases Stitches' Basic Attack Speed by 50% for 4 seconds. New Talent: Serrated Edge (Q) Hooking an enemy Hero deals 5% of their max life as damage and decreases Hook’s cooldown by 4 seconds. Cooldown reduction decreased from 4 to 3 seconds. Level 7 Last Bite (E) Removed New Talent - Blight (Trait) Vile Gas heals for 33% of the damage it deals. Activate to apply Vile Gas to all nearby enemies and reduce their healing taken by 20% for 5 seconds. 40 second CD Cannibalize (Passive) Moved from level 20 New functionality: Heroes hit by Basic Attacks and Slam’s inner area heal Stitches for 2% of his maximum health. Healing reduced from 2 to 1.75% of maximum health Tenderizer (Passive) New functionality: Basic Attacks slow the target by 25% for 2.5 seconds. If the target is afflicted with Slam’s Slow, refresh its duration. Level 13 Flea Bag (Passive) Removed Mega Smash (W) Removed Indigestion (E) Removed New Talent – Lacerate (W) Slam afflicts enemies with Vile Gas and reduces armor by 10 for 4 seconds. New Talent – Digestive Juices (E) Devouring an enemy Hero reduces their damage dealt by 40% for 4 seconds. New Talent – Gas Flare (Passive) Stitches deals 16 damage per second to enemies around you. This damage is increased by 150% for 4 seconds after successfully Hooking an enemy Hero Damage per second reduced from 16 to 15 Level 16 Pulverize (W) New functionality: Slam slows all enemies by 75% for 1 second. Slow duration reduced from 1 to .75 seconds. Shish Kabob (Q) Removed Toxic Gas (Passive) Removed Fishing Hook (Q) Range bonus increased from 40 to 50% New Talent - Meat Hook (Q) Hooking an enemy Hero restores 16% of maximum health over 4 seconds. For 4 seconds, Basic Attacks against the Hooked Hero will refresh the duration of this healing effect. Level 20 New Talent – Second Helping (E) Gain an additional charge of Devour. Devouring an enemy Hero reduces the cooldown of your Heroic ability by 5 seconds. New Talent – Shambling Horror (Active) Passive: Stitches is no longer affected by Slowing effects Activate to gain 50 Armor for 4 seconds. 60 second CD.   Collection
      Many seasonal items have made their way back into the collection and will be available for crafting and in Loot Chests for a limited time!
      New Bundles
      The following new bundles are only available for a limited time! Toy Heroes Bundle Cuddle Bear Stitches Skin Pack Cosmic Force Valeera Skin Pack Dehakasaurus Rex Skin Pack New Skins (Limited Time Only!)
      Stitches Cuddle Bear Stitches Snuggle Bear Stitches Honey Bear Stitches Dehaka Dehakasaurus Rex Dino-Metal Dehakasaurus Rex Playtime Dehakasaurus Rex Valeera Cosmic Force Valeera Psionic Cosmic Force Valeera Nega Force Valeera Sylvanas Mint Sugar Plum Sylvanas New Mounts (Limited Time Only!)
      Cosmic Lion Psionic Lion Nega Lion Plush Unicorn Plush Zombicorn Pretty Plush Unicorn Fuzzy Plush Unicorn Honey Plush Unicorn New Portraits, Sprays, and Emojis
      Several new emoji packs and portraits have also been added to the game. Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue causing camera jumps and cursor resets when using drag scroll. Made a number of improvements to AI behavior. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
      Brightwing: Fixed an issue preventing Brightwing from applying the Sticky Flare talent effect if it hit more than one target. Brightwing: Fixed an issue preventing Brightwing from applying the Hush! talent effect if it hit more than one target. Chromie: Dragon’s Breath’s warning splat will now display after the ability has been cast. Deckard: Fixed an issue causing Deckard’s portal to be visible in Fog of War when using Hearthstone. Leoric: Fixed an issue that allowed Drain Hope’s damage and healing to persist through time stop effects. Lunara: Fixed an issue preventing Lunara from playing a voice line when she died. Stitches: Slam will now reveal its impact area and targets. Stitches: Serrated Edge no longer deals bonus damage to friendly targets when using Helping Hand. Stukov: Fixed an issue causing Massive Shove to remove Weighted Pustule from its target. User Interface
      Fixed a number of tooltip issues and inaccuracies across the game. Fixed an issue causing Hero models to prevent players from pressing the Ready button in the queue screen. Fixed an issue causing grandmaster numbers of 3 digits to extend beyond portrait frames while in a party. Kel’Thuzad: Added a quick-cast option for Glacial Spike. Zul’jin: Added a quick-cast option for Amani Rage. The latest Heroes of the Storm content patch with Stitches & Sylvanas updates is now live.