This is a concise guide to accumulating HotS gold as efficiently as possible. Whether you’re trying to unlock your favorite character from Blizzard’s rich lore or you’re wanting to meet the hero count criteria to get into competitive matches, this guide will help you do just that.
Thousands of players are flooding into Heroes of the Storm’s battlegrounds. Whether you’re a hardcore MOBA player or brand new, there’s a little of something for everyone. Familiar Blizzard characters are a blast to control and experiment with and the diversity of maps is a welcome addition to the genre. One aspect of the game that hasn’t been discussed often is gold accumulation. Like other micro-payment games, things can get pretty expensive in HotS. To Blizzard’s credit, every item in the shop is displayed in actual money rather than some intermediate currency such as Riot Points in League of Legends. That means you’re much less likely of waking up the next day after a crazy night of drinking and realize you splurged $100 worth of RP on fancy skins. In HotS there is still an in-game currency called gold, which is much akin to Influence Points (IP) in LoL. Anything from skins to heroes can be purchased using gold or real money in HotS. It’s a pretty simple system.
Nevertheless, some of the bundles and price tiers of the different heroes can get a little confusing. There is also a very strategic way deliberate gamers can go about racking up the most amount of gold in the least time possible.
Here is a list of the best ways we found to earn gold:
- Leveling account from 1-40: You’ll get 16,000 gold for hitting certain milestones on the way to 40.
- 500 gold for each hero you hit level 5: You’ll get 20,500 gold for leveling all heroes to 5 (500 x 41 heroes at the time of this writing).
- Gold from Daily Quests: Value ranges from 200 to 800 with an average of about 350 gold per day
- 20 gold for each game you lose in quick match, 0 for loss to AI
- 30 gold for each game you win in quick match, 10 for win against AI
The bulk of your gold will come from daily quests. If you’re diligent and do log in daily to complete each daily quest you’ll average about 350 gold per day from these alone as we mentioned above. These daily quests refresh every day at 6am. You get a mission to do something like play three games with a diablo hero or play 2 games as a support type hero.
In all, this will add up to about 50k gold if you level your account to 40 level, most heroes to level 5 in the free rotation, and do all daily quests. Keep in mind daily quests will yield about 12k gold per month. This will enable you to be able to collect a few of your favorite heroes without whipping out the credit card. If you buy wisely you should also have enough for 10 heroes to enter hero league mode.