Players in Heroes of Newerth control a single character in a 3/4 perspective, fantasy-based world. HoN focuses on hero control and development, and removes the trouble of common RTS games such as base management, resource collection and army building. Currently there are a total of sixty heroes consisting of thirty for each faction, the Legion and the Hellbourne. Most of the heroes now are based on the popular game Defense of the Ancients. More heroes will be available in upcoming patches.

  • Game Improvements

  • Engine Advantages

  • Matchmaking System
    Matchmaking System
    Get matched with similar players if you are playing yourself or with a team of friends.
  • Game Reconnection
    Game Reconnection
    Games are no longer ruined when a player is disconnected! Players that are disconnected, can rejoin the game.
  • Stat Tracking
    Stat Tracking
    Many statistics are tracked automatically by the game. Access an enourmous amount of valuable data online or in-game.
  • Leavers Protection
    Leavers Protection
    Create and play in restricted games that can not be joined by players with a history of leaving games early.
  • Diverse Heroes
    Diverse Heroes
    Play with heroes new to HoN as well as many of the best heroes you are already familiar with.
  • Client-Server Netcode
    Client-Server Netcode
    No lag for all players when one player has a connection issue!
  • Custom Map Editor
    Custom Map Editor
    Create new maps, or even new games with the included map editor.
  • Re-bindable Hotkeys
    Re-bindable Hotkeys
    Bind custom hotkeys for almost every command in the game, allowing you to maximize your effectiveness.
  • Built-in VOIP
    Built-in VOIP
    No need for an external voice chat program. Voice chat is incorporated into the HoN engine.