Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Character Wipe on April 15th

Blizzard Entertainment is planning to perform a character wipe for the Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha on April 15th.

It hasn’t been specified in the e-mail sent to alpha testers, but hopefully this new build introduces the high-resolution 3D skins shown today at PAX East 2014. Check an upcoming newspost on Blizzplanet Heroes to see some screenshots. They are breath-taking!

Read up all the details concerning this:

On Tuesday, April 15, we’ll be performing our first Tech Alpha Account Wipe. Here’s what you need to know:

For this initial account wipe, we will not be resetting or refunding any real-money purchases you’ve made thus far during Tech Alpha testing. Please note that we do plan to reset real-money purchases with future scheduled account wipes, just not this time.

Aside from purchases you’ve made with real-money thus far, your account will essentially be starting from scratch following the wipe. Here’s exactly what we’re doing:

  • Your account will start at Level 1, and all experience points, as well as leveling system and quest progress will be reset.
  • All in-game Gold you’ve earned, as well as purchases made using Gold, will be wiped clean.

We understand it can be tough to start over, so we’ve got a few rewards to show our appreciation for your dedication during Tech Alpha testing thus far. Here’s what you’ll receive following next week’s account wipe:

  • Starting after the wipe on Tuesday, April 15, all players will gain access to every single hero until Thursday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Based on your progress with the leveling system prior to the wipe, you’ll receive a nice chunk of in-game Gold that we’re hoping you’ll use to try out a few new heroes!
    • Levels 1 – 19: 10,000 Gold
    • Levels 20 – 39: 30,000 Gold
    • Level 40: 30,000 Gold and an exclusive Heroes of the Storm lanyard

We’ve received a ton of great feedback, playtest data, and bug reports over the past few weeks, and we hope you’re having a blast with Heroes. As always, thank you very much for participating in our Tech Alpha and sharing your thoughts with us.

See you in the queue!

- The Heroes of the Storm Team

 

Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003 posting news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, the Next-Gen MMO, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft movie.

Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews of Blizzard licensed products. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers.

I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)

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