So according to S2XanderK in this thread, we wont get a new hero this Friday. But the clue is the next upcoming hero should be a female hero.
I retweeted this tweet last night from S2SoundWizard about the Batman Thing hero, but then the sad news is that the new hero isnt a batman related thing, its just a joke nothing more or less, as you can see in his tweets below :
It's a very special time of year and that calls for some very special
stuff from us here at S2 Games. The list below contains some special
thank you's from the team to our players PLUS a few special offers that
simply can't be missed!
To start, everything in the store will be 25% off Gold and Silver coins until December 27th at midnight! Huzzah! (Excludes sub-accounts, stat resets, and nickname changes)
Legacy players get another exclusive benefit! There's a FREE symbol in the store waiting for players with Legacy accounts but only until December 27th at midnight. Thanks again for your support!
Jollywood and Christmas Keeper are available once more until December 27th at midnight and they are FREE! Go pick them up and show your Christmas spirit before they're gone!
Ho ho ho! Santa Midas is now available
for purchase in the store. Go pick him up and enjoy throwing presents
and reindeer at your foes! Yes, we're serious. Thank community member
Veldt for this amazing alt avatar! Only available until December 30th!
There's a new symbol called Silver Lord.
You can only buy it with silver coins so it's great way to show your
friends how awesome you are at HoN! It'll be available from now on in
Need some more coins for all the awesome stuff? It's time for a double silver coin week! From now until December 31st at midnight, players will earn double coins from Matchmaking games. Let's get it on!
We also have a very special offer for all of our free-to-play players. From right now until December 27th at midnight EST, we're offering a package deal with EVERY hero in the game for only $10. Don't miss this amazing offer! (Excludes EA heroes) CLICK HERE FOR THIS AMAZING DEAL!
Don't forget! Player Santa is still up and running until January 2nd!
Whenever you buy an item with gold coins, you're able to gift a copy of
that item to a friend for free! Get in that giving mood! (Excludes
sub-accounts, stat resets, and nickname changes)
Dominatrix Torturer Credits to "Judge", Winner of Forum Community Event: Alt. Avatar Contest Sorry for the late update, since the internet connection still sucks in past few days
If you haven't noticed already, there's a new purchasing option
available at the in-game store. We call this new feature Player Santa
and it allows players to gift away a free copy of items purchased at the
in-game shop to one of their friends. Think of it as a buy one, gift
one free program. The entire process can be done up to five times and
the feature is available to both free-to-play and legacy players. To
take advantage of the new gifting feature all you have to do is scrounge
around some gold coins, enter your friend's nickname and wait for the
system to confirm that your friend hasn't already purchased the item.
Once verification is complete both of you will have access to the item.
The promotion does not include subaccounts, stat resets, or nickname
change purchases, but think of all those heroes, taunts, announcers, and
more that you've been waiting to grab for yourself and enjoy gifting it
to your friends who matter most. Opportunities like this only come
once a year and it all ends on January 2nd.
Here's a list of clarifications:
Player Santa System (Gifting) is currently live
Program is for Buy One, Gift One free
Only works on NEW purchases
Eligible purchases are Gold Coin only
Can be used on up to five purchases
Cannot be used for subaccount, stat reset, or nickname change purchases
Note : For Mac User, read about the patch issue here
------------ - The shop hotkeys have been reverted to before 2.5 - Fixed Replays
------------ *** With today's patch we want to
clarify some confusion regarding why the highly anticipated version 3.0
of HoN appears to be missing in action. With the quality of the game at
stake during the later stages of development for 3.0, we realized that
all the features we had originally planned for 3.0 wouldn't actually be
ready for release until well into next year.
Rather than compromising our standards of quality and releasing a
lackluster version 3.0 or delaying the patch into oblivion, we decided
that we needed to stop holding back all this great content and bring
version 2.5 to life. We hold ourselves to a higher standard come hell or
high water and we know that the HoN community will support our
There are a plethora of great things coming out today in version 2.5
that we stand behind in bringing the best gaming experience possible and
we thank you for your patience and commitment. Without further ado, we
hope you enjoy 2.5. Game HoN!
*** These notes includes the notes from 2.3.5 earlier today
- The current Free Heroes were changed. The current available list is as follows:
Well we have internet back and after a few hours of sleep we are back in
the office finally getting this done. There was a code change overnight
so we are re-doing the build and then working on getting it all
At some point today we will be doing the original plan and taking everything down. Most likely within 2 hours.
Just wanted to pass this along as a teaser for what's coming on Friday
as far as Father Time Chronos's improvements. Contrary to cynical
beliefs, we didn't have an improved version already made :P. There are
still some rough edges to be worked out - for example, the gameplay
clarity within the new ultimate - but I personally think it looks
Since the release of matchmaking last year we have seen more of our
community choose to play games utilizing the matchmaking system than we
could have ever hoped for. You have all made matchmaking a success and
it is only fitting that we continually try to improve upon our system to
get it to where it needs to be. Although during the past year we have
made many improvements to our system, the community has raised questions
and asked for changes to be made in order to create a better
matchmaking experience. In light of these requests we have taken some
of the most pressing issues related to matchmaking and will be
addressing them in a patch this week on December 9th, 2011. Along with
many other features we've been working hard on, this patch will also
include a complete matchmaking re-work. This re-work includes changes
across all areas of matchmaking :
The New S2Games Hero Spotlight Team Line Up :
Directed, scripted, organized by Mia "Viole" Violet
Intro sequence and final render courtesy of David Kim "RuthlessVoid"
Demonstrative staged scenes and other tidbits by "Smyger"
Commentary provided by Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten
First off I'd like to introduce myself as many of you do not know me! I've been working as a designer here at S2 Games for over a year now. I've played World of Warcraft 3v3 arena and Team Fortress 2 competitively, as well as a countless number of other games! The heroes I've designed so far are Dampeer, Flux, and Revenant.
NOTE: You must disable all of your mods, as there are several that break the game this patch.
NOTE 2: We are working on bringing back up Matchmaking. There was a chat server crash.
- Fixed a minor issue with an upcoming Alt Avatar Version 2.3.3
------------ - Fixed Flux's Magnetic Surge (Again) - Fixed Mandromeda's Attack Projectile
- Congratulations to all of the participants in DreamHack Winter!
- Good Luck to the players and teams participating in the upcoming NASL Finals!
* Due to these competitive events, we are keeping the game in a stable state
* We will not be adding new in-game content or changing any balance until they are completed
- RAP 2.1 changes
* Raised coin deposit amount to 25 silver coins, up from 15
* New tooltips to help explain what is and isn't griefing
* In addition, we have added Cooldown Timer on submitting reports after the match has taken place
- Added a new Chronos Alt Avatar: Father Time Chronos
* Voiced by the most epic Old Man ever
* Will be available to purchase on the 2nd
- We would like to give credit to Vivi_Chester for his original concept of Steampunk Corrupted Disciple
* You can check out his original concept art at http://javivi-chester.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4b9vzl