Game Client Patch v2.5.2 on 20 Dec

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Published on Monday, 19 December 2011 13:48

There will be a Game Client Patch v2.5.2.1 on 20th December 2011, 0700 hrs - 0959 hrs (GMT +8).
Game Service will be unavailable during this time. Players are advised to logout safely before this time.

[Update]: Game Service has resumed as of 1000 hrs (GMT +8)

New Hero Alternate Avatar:

Mother Nature Keeper

New Taunt:

Fist of Sol

New Hero Alternate Avatar:

Santa Midas
(To be released on 22nd Dec 2011)


New Hero Alternate Avatar:

Dominatrix Torturer
(To be released on 22nd Dec 2011)
- Credits to "Judge", Winner of Forum Community Event (SEA): Alt. Avatar Contest


Instructions to Update:

- Players who have patched through Garena Messenger may continue to do so to update their client.
- Players who have patched through the game client will be prompted with a message to update client upon log-in. ClickYes and the game will be updated automatically. 
* In case the update message does not appear, hit Ctrl+F8 and type enter Upd_checkforupdates 1


- Changing Windows Compatibility Mode.
* Select Windows 95 compatibility mode in order to update (de-select it after the updating process has finished):
1. Right-click the icon for the program
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Compatibility tab.
4. Set Compatibility mode to "Windows 95"
5. Click Apply and OK. Open the task manager and make sure no other instance of HoN is running. If there is, kill it by selecting hon.exe and click on "End Process". Run HoN as an Administrator and install it directly into your HDD's root (e.g. C:\).

- Changing your Graphic Driver temporarily.

Upon launching the game, go to Settings Graphics, select·"OpenGL"and try patching again. Revert it back to·"DirectX" when the patch is complete.


- Added a new Keeper of the Forest Alt Avatar: Mother Nature Keeper
- Added a new Taunt: Fist of Sol
- Christmas Special: Deadwood Limited Edition Alt Avatar: Jollywood and Keeper of the Forest Limited Edition Alt Avatar: Christmas Keeper will be available for FREE in Store until 27th Dec 2011.

- Player Santa Gifting System is now enabled until 2 Jan 2012
This allow players to gift away a free copy of items purchased at the in-game shop to one of their friends.

* Program is for Buy One, Gift One free
* Only works on NEW purchases
* Eligible purchases are Gold Coin only
* Can be used on up to five purchases
* Cannot be used for stat reset, or nickname change purchases
* Cannot be used on EAP Gifting feature will be disabled on 2 Jan 2012
* The system will check if the stated recipient already has the item, and prompt before the purchase is completed and during which, you will be given a chance to opt-out.

- Health Bars for heroes now have Health Pips and glow when you hover over them
* Each small section is 200 Health and each large section is 1000 Health

- New options for colorblind players
* Health Pips or Colorblind options can be turned on and off in the Mod Options section

- /dnd will now ignore mentor/player spectate requests
- You can no longer player spectate or mentor in a Tournament Rules game
- Fixed player count with player spectators/mentors

- For mentors/player spectators, we no longer do:
* PSR checks
* Leaver check
* Verified check
* Private server check

- Hellflower: Can no longer tab to the invisible gadget

- Aluna: Recalibrated Déja Vu timer mechanics to be more accurate with the channel bar in the majority of cases
- Amun-Ra: Fixed Ra's Path of Destruction projectile from going more than 600 range if he gets teleported within the same frame he reaches its cast point
- Cthulhuphant: Fixed his Trample projectile from still going after he dies
- Fayde: Added a check so her Illusions will interact properly with deleted units
- Fayde: Added a death check so if multiple Burning Shadows illusions are present on a unit when the target dies, then the excess illusions attacking that unit all die
- Fayde: Burning Shadows sight gadgets are unable to be tabbed to. Illusions are still selectable via tabbing
- Fayde: Fixed Burning Shadows so Barbed Armor properly returns the damage done to Fayde
- Gemini: Extremely minor tweak to alt avatar animation when walking
- Gemini: Made some effects not play through fog
- Gemini: Fixed teleporting to the wrong place when dying
* Fixes a bug where Gemini drops items that drop on death (ie, Bound Eye) at the killer's feet instead of the pet's feet
- Gladiator: Fixed his invisible gadgets so they can't be tabbed to
- Kraken: Fixed so he stops displacing the target with his Tsunami Charge if he gets unbound from his projectile
- Magebane: Optimized Mana Combustion
- Midas: Updated Elemental Warp's tooltip
- Tundra: Fixed units so they play their idle animation when the stun of Avalanche wears off

Known Bugs:

- Name color standings are not in order in chat channels. (White may appear above Purple/Blue, and/or below White)
- Textures missing on Santa Midas's Elemental Warp skill.