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Every so often, Heroes of the Storm features special in-game events. Each limited-duration event has a specific theme, and offers rewards and special purchases in keeping with that theme.
Some events are unique, timed to celebrate the addition of a batch of new heroes, battlegrounds, skins and mounts; while others are seasonal, and are repeated each year, generally tying into seasonal events from one of the game's integrated universes, such as Warcraft.
Seasonal events[edit | edit source]
Seasonal events occur each year, and introduce skins, mounts, sprays and portraits that are exclusive to the period that the event happens and are only available in the event Loot Chests. Some feature bonus XP and special portraits.
Spring Events[edit | edit source]
Following the change in seasonal events themes, 2019 brought Caldeum Complex, a cyberpunk themed event.
Summer Events[edit | edit source]
In 2018, it was replaced by the Nexomania event, a wrestling themed event.
Fall Events[edit | edit source]
Based on the comics featuring the Nexus original story of the Raven Lord and his daughter Orphea, Fall of King's Crest replaced the usual Halloween themed event.
Winter Events[edit | edit source]
The Winter Veil, also called the feast of Great-Winter, is a seasonal event from the Warcraft universe that takes place during December. It is the in-game counterpart of the Christmas and other holidays at the end of the year.
2019 brought a new approach on the Winter Events, yet keeping it in the spirit of the holidays, featuring the new Toys event.
Unique events[edit | edit source]
Eternal Conflict[edit | edit source]
The Eternal Conflict is a Diablo-themed event in Heroes of the Storm, which was active between June 30 and September 8, 2015. The event added two battlegrounds, the Battlefield of Eternity and the Infernal Shrines; four heroes, Johanna, The Butcher, Leoric, and Kharazim; eight skins; and two mounts.
Machines of War[edit | edit source]
The Machines of War is a StarCraft-themed event in Heroes of the Storm, that began on September 13, 2016. The event added two battlegrounds, the Braxis Holdout and the Warhead Junction; two heroes, Alarak and Zarya; seven skins; and two mounts. Alarak became available immediately at the start of the event, and Zarya was released two weeks later. The event concluded on October 17, 2016.
Hanamura Showdown[edit | edit source]
Hanamura Showdown is an Overwatch-themed event in Heroes of the Storm. The event featured the release of the first Overwatch map, called simply Hanamura, and the debuts of Genji and D.Va and the 2nd iteration of the cross-promotion between HotS and OW, Nexus Challenge 2.0.
Assault on Volskaya Foundry[edit | edit source]
Echoes of Alterac[edit | edit source]
The Echoes of Alterac is a Warcraft-themed event in Heroes of the Storm, that will begin on June 12, 2018. The event adds a battlegrounds, the Alterac Pass; a new heroes, Yrel; eight skins; 53 portraits; 30 sprays; and two mounts. Yrell will be available immediately at the start of the event. The event will conclude on July 9, 2018.
|Seasonal__||Spring__||Lunar Festival (2015–2018) • Caldeum Complex (2019)|
|Summer__||Sun's Out, Guns Out (2017) • Nexomania (2018) • MechaStorm II (2019)|
|Fall__||Hallow's End (2015–2017) • Fall of King's Crest (2018)|
|Winter__||Winter Veil (2015–2017) • Toys (2018)|
|Unique__||__2015__||Love is in the Air • Noblegarden • Eternal Conflict|
|__2016__||Love is in the Air • Machines of War • Nexus Challenge|
|__2017__||Love is in the Air • For Azeroth! • Nexus Challenge 2.0 • Second Anniversary • Malthael's Bargain • Call of Kel'Thuzad • Assault on Volskaya Foundry • Dragons of the Nexus|
|__2018||StarCraft 20th Anniversary • 3-Year Anniversary • Echoes of Alterac|