Heroes of the Storm revolves around online 5-versus-5 matches, operated through Blizzard's online gaming service Battle.net. Players can choose from different game modes, which include playing against computer-controlled heroes or other players. Initially, no heroes are available for permanent use; however, players may choose from a list of heroes that are free to use from a weekly rotation. By using gold coins, the in-game currency, or through microtransactions, they can gain permanent access to a hero. As of September 2017, there are currently 71 heroes in the game, divided into five separate roles: Assassin, Warrior, Support, Specialist and one Multiclass hero. There are currently 13 maps available to play, all of which have different objectives to secure, with some having different victory conditions.
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