When Heroes of the Storm updates next week with the release of Kharazim, a monk from Diablo 3‘s Sanctuary, a number of cross-game promotions will be available for players that enjoy both games. Playing one will grant special rewards, like mounts, borders, and pennants, for the other. The promotion will go both ways, too, with items available in Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm.
All of the rewards for playing both Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm were announced in the patch notes for the latter. The public test realm just opened up with next week’s Heroes of the Storm patch that includes the rewards for players of Diablo 3. Some rewards are just for logging in, while others require players to level up in either game.
First off, Diablo 3 owners who log in to Heroes of the Storm after the Kharazim update will receive the Diablo hero for free to play within the Nexus. Diablo 3 owners will need to log in to Heroes of the Storm within three weeks after the Kharazim update in order to receive this character for free. Diablo is a warrior type in Heroes of the Storm with high survivability and decent utility. His primary abilities include Shadow Charge, Fire Stomp, and Overpower. He can also choose between two heroic abilities: Apocalypse or Lightning Breath. The Diablo character is currently and normally $8.49 or 7,000 gold within the game.
The next promotion will begin when Season Four starts on August 28 in Diablo 3. Once the new season begins, players will need to hit the maximum level of 70 with a seasonal character to earn a free mount within Heroes of the Storm. Malthael’s Phantom, a mount, will be rewarded to players in Heroes of the Storm. Like all mounts in Heroes of the Storm, Malthael’s Phantom will be available to all heroes on the account so long as they can ride a mount like that.
Finally, Heroes of the Storm players that attain player level 12, the account-wide progression level, will receive two rewards for their Diablo 3 account. After achieving level 12, players will find a new portrait border styled after Heroes of the Storm and a new pennant for their character to wear in Diablo 3.
Again, these rewards for Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm will be available starting next week when Kharazim goes live in Heroes of the Storm. The free Diablo character, portrait, and pennant should be available immediately after the patch, while Malthael’s Phantom mount will be rewarded after Season Four starts in Diablo 3. The launch of Season Four should be accompanied by patch 2.3 for Diablo 3 where players can hunt down Kanai’s Cube and use legendary items’ special properties as passives.
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