Heroes of the Storm is better with friends. More lucrative, too.
As of today's patch, Heroes of the Storm players can bring their pals in to the game via a unique recruitment link.
Both referrer and new players will receive in-game rewards as result. Visit the Recruit A Friend hub centre for more details and to get started.
To help newbies on their journey, there's a 50% XP boost in place through 10:00am PST December 16. It's valid for all players in all regions, so veterans benefit too.
One of the other major changes in this update is to weekly free-to-play hero rotation, which has been expanded from seven to ten free Hero slots. New accounts start with six free hero rotation slots, with four more slots opening one at a time at levels 5, 7, 12, and 15. You can always check which heroes are in rotation on the Heroes of the Storm forums.
Otherwise, talent gating has been removed, there's a 50% off sale in the shop, and some UI bugs have been fixed, Check the full patch notes on Battle.net for all the details.