Yes, S2Games have officially announced that their flagship game, Heroes Of Newerth, no longer will have an account purchase structure, now you can download the game for FREE, create an account and start playing right away!
Those of us who purchased the game before will have a premium access to heroes and will get the entire hero pool for free. If you just created the account then you will have limited access to some heroes and would have to buy access to some of them, they have to win money you know…you can download the game from the hon official website.
Here are the types of accounts offered now
- Basic: The standard, free account new players will receive upon sign up.
- Verified: Basic accounts that have been upgraded by either purchasing Goblin Coins or surpassing a certain threshold of play time. This allows them to take part in Verified Only games.
- Legacy: Paid user accounts that existed before the free-to-play model. These accounts receive a lifetime of free access to all HoN heroes and are able to play in Verified Only games, why is that? because some people hate playing against beginners and prefer to get better, more seasoned opponents, so this will separate them
You can get more info on this new structure by going here.
You can watch a preview of the game, download and installation instructions for Linux and Windows by going to my previous hon post.