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See also In-Game Experience and Hero Experience

Your account will be tied to Heroes of the Storm and as you play games you'll get rewarded with experience and gold. While you level your account you'll be rewarded at different level milestones, mainly with gold; four extra hero rotation slots are also unlocked this way.

Gaining experienceEdit

You get experience for playing games. The amount you get for each game is determined by the result (win/loss), length, and experience bonuses, if applicable. Players will also be able to gain experience by completing quests, both Daily Quests and Hero Levels.


XP Bonuses Stack Additively

Friend BonusEdit

  • Playing in a party with one friend will award a total of 50% bonus XP, but playing with additional party members will award even more XP.
  • Playing Team League in a full party with at least one friend and an active Stimpack will award a total of 225% bonus XP.
  • The “Available XP Bonuses” icon in the top navigation bar activates when players are receiving any of the bonuses mentioned above.
    • Hover the cursor over this icon to display a tooltip that offers a full breakdown of all active and inactive XP bonuses.

Daily Win BonusEdit

The first game that players win each day awards 50% bonus XP and Gold for that match.

  • This bonus applies to all game modes except Brawl, Custom Games, and Training.
  • A First Win of the Day icon is at the top navigation bar, which activates whenever a First Win of the Day bonus is available.

Party BonusEdit

The XP bonus earned by playing in a party scales based on the number of party members:

  • 2 Players: +25%
  • 3 Players: +33%
  • 4 Players: +42%
  • 5 Players: +50%

Game Mode BonusEdit


Rewards for leveling up are as follows:

  • Level 2: 1,000 gold
  • Level 4: 1,000 gold
  • Level 5: Hero Rotation Slot
  • Level 6: Daily Quests unlocked
  • Level 7: Hero Rotation Slot
  • Level 8: 2,000 gold
  • Level 10: 2,000 gold, 7-day stimpack
  • Level 12: Hero Rotation Slot
  • Level 15: Hero Rotation Slot
  • Level 20: 2,000 gold
  • Level 25: 2,000 gold
  • Level 30: Ranked Play unlocked, 2,000 gold
  • Level 35: 2,000 gold
  • Level 40: 2,000 gold


Previously level 15 unlocked artifacts as well.

Patch changesEdit

  • IconHotS (Patch December 8, 2015Note: Brand new accounts will now begin with six free Hero rotation slots, and four additional slots can be unlocked by reaching player levels 5, 7, 12, and 15, respectively.

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