Heroes of the Storm

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Heroes of the Storm
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Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Release dates
Windows June 2, 2015
macOS (OS X) June 2, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 84
IGDB 79
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic, Currency, Free-to-grind, Infinite spend, Loot box, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Action, Strategy
Themes Fantasy, Sci-fi
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Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

General information

Official forum

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Amazon.com
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Starter Pack. Includes 5 heroes, 1 skin, and 1 mount.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Battle.net
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All versions require Battle.net DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Heroes of the Storm\
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Application Support/Blizzard/Heroes of the Storm/

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Ambient Sounds, Sound Effects, Interface Sounds, Voices, Announcer
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Toggle with the Play in Background setting.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
10 Versus
5 vs 5, 5 vs AI, 1 and AI vs AI.
Asynchronous multiplayer

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
AMD Phenom X4
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4650
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Other 1024x768 resolution
A 64-bit operating system is required.
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.12
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 330M
ATI Radeon HD 4670
Other 1024x768 resolution

References