The Heroes of the Storm in-game Shop was replaced by the Collection — a central location for purchasing new items, crafting cosmetics using Shards, and browsing and sorting through just about every item in the game.
Within the Collection are found several tabs:
- Switch among item categories using the row of tabs found along the top of your Collection screen.
- Hover the cursor over an item to use the purchasing options available for that item, or to Forge it using Shards. Click Heroes, Skins, Mounts, and Banners to view them in more detail.
- Use the dropdown menus found on each category page to filter items by owned, unowned, release date, and more. Enter keywords in the Search bar to find specific items.
- The Bundles tab has been removed, and all available Bundles will now appear on your Collection’s Featured tab.
- Upon receiving previously unowned items in a Loot Chest, the total number of new items added to your Collection will be displayed on the Collection button in the top navigation bar.
- Additional new item notifications will appear on each category tab in your Collection where a new item can be found, as well as on the sub-category buttons found on the left side of each category page.
- Clear new item notifications by right-clicking the associated category and sub-category buttons in your Collection, and then selecting “Mark items as seen.”
- Alternatively, navigate to each new item manually and hover the cursor over them to clear the notification for that item.
- Holding SHIFT + left-clicking an Announcer, Banner, Emoji, Portrait, Spray, or Voice Line will create a chat link that directs other players to that item.
- If an item does not have its own page, the link will open to the relevant category in the Collection with that item's title in the search bar.
Patch changes Edit
- (Patch January 9, 2018) Note: Items in the Collection have received updated UI colors to improve readability.
- (Patch October 17, 2017) Note: Seasonal Item indicators have been added to items in Loot Chests and the Collection.; Zeratul’s face mask will no longer appear to stretch in the Collection while using Low graphic settings.
- (Patch September 26, 2017) Note: It should now be easier to differentiate between Owned and Unowned Items in your Collection.; Additionally, item prices are now always displayed on unowned items.; Item backgrounds and borders have received visual improvements and rarity coloring to help players more easily distinguish between items of different rarities.; The Welcome Bundle has been removed from the Collection.
- (Patch July 11, 2017) Note: Fixed an issue preventing the “Unseen Items” flag from clearing after viewing all highlighted items in the Collection.
- (Patch June 13, 2017) Note: Holding SHIFT + left-clicking an Announcer, Banner, Emoji, Portrait, Spray, or Voice Line in your Collection will now create a chat link that directs other players to that item.; If an item does not have its own page, the link will open to the relevant category in the Collection with that item's title in the search bar.; Brightwing will no longer play voiceover when navigating away from her Hero page in the Polish game client.
- (Patch May 16, 2017) Note: The Collection screen will no longer appear cut off when screen resolution is set to 1280x1024 or 1152x864.; Hovering the cursor over a truncated item name in the Collection will now correctly display a tooltip that states the item’s full name.
- (Patch April 25, 2017) Note: Added.