HoN will now be offering its lineup of heroes free for all, without all the grind of level or unlock requirements, thanks to the latest patch released by S2 Games.
Spotted in Heroes of Newerth official forums, S2 staffer Konran revealed the reasons behind the change: “We agree with the community that HoN is best played with a full hero pool available to all players and that both the new and the longtime, dedicated players alike can benefit from the change. We want players to have the freedom to invite their friends and to recommend heroes based on playstyle and not a free hero pool.”
With this development, players will not be limited anymore to the heroes they can afford to buy. This also will put HoN on a par with DoTA 2's strategy, which only sells visual customizations and and announcer packs. League of Legends however, offers free access to their characters for a limited time, but you must buy permanent access for the selected heroes to be unlocked.
Konran also adds, “This change is equally important in our mission to revitalize the myriad of game modes in HoN. HoN offers so many other fun twists, options, and strategies outside of All Pick that any passionate fan can attest to. We recognize this and don’t want players to be turned away from these modes due to restriction. With all heroes and game modes, players will have the complete HoN experience at their disposal.”
So guys, DoTA 2, LoL or HoN? Well anyways, download the client for HoN here and try it out.