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Heroes of Newerth has shut down after 12 years

The closure was announced in December 2021.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

June 20, 2022

1 Min Read
A screenshot from Heroes of Newerth

Enduring free-to-play MOBA Heroes of Newerth has officially been shut down after over a decade.

Developer Frostburn Studios announced the closure last year, and explained the title would officially be laid to rest on June 20, 2022.

That day has finally arrived, marking the end of an era that began over 12 years ago when Heroes of Newerth launched in May 2010.

"Heroes of Newerth (HoN) has been in service for a long time. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has been on this journey, created special memories together with us, moved HoN forward, and created a lot of unforgettable stories for HoN, as well as making Heroes of Newerth become one of the most popular MOBA games in history," wrote Frostburn last year.

"We, the Heroes of Newerth Team, would like to thank our players for all the support we’ve been receiving all this time."

As part of the gradual shutdown, players were prevented from purchasing Gold Coins or creating new accounts from December 31, 2021. As of today, Heroes of Newerth's services will be shuttered before other "official communication platforms" are slowly switched off. 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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