Heroes of the Storm second anniversary event is now underway

The second anniversary of Blizzard's hit MOBA Heroes of the Storm is almost upon us, and to mark the big birthday the studio is holding a two-week event that will award daily loot chests to dedicated players and unique anniversary rewards including a portray, spray, and banner. 

Between May 30 and June 12, the Daily Quest will reward players with one common loot chest per day for playing one vs AI, quick match, unranked, or ranked game. Play three games during the anniversary event, and you'll start getting into the good stuff. Just look at those glowing purple goodies. 

It's actually pretty minimal as these things go, but wait—there's more! Blizzard has also put the music from Heroes of the Storm together in a standalone soundtrack available for purchase on iTunes, or for free listening on YouTube or Spotify

"Whether you’re plumbing the depths of the Tomb of the Spider Queen, paying off Captain Blackheart to blast your foe’s battlements into rubble, or capturing mystical temples floating in the Nexian sky, every adventure is made even better with some awesome accompaniment," the studio said. "Now you can use these epic backing tracks to help you battle those weights at the gym, tackle stacks of homework, or liven your evening commute; they’re yours to enjoy as you please!" 

And finally, Blizzard will hold a livestream beginning at 10 am PT on June 5, featuring members of the development team "playing, chatting, and checking out the newest Hero to enter the Nexus," plus "games, giveaways, and more." The stream will run all day long on Twitch.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.