HoTs vs Arena of Valor: In this article, we will be comparing two very popular MOBA games in recent times. However, keep in mind that HoTs is a PC game, and Arena of Valor is a mobile game. But is one game better than the other at core gameplay? Let’s find out.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is simply put, Blizzard’s take on Dota and the MOBA genre. After Valve took in IceFrog and created HoTs, it is believed that Blizzard noticed their success and wanted to make their own MOBA.
The game features heroes from Blizzard’s franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings, and Overwatch. Characters like Skeleton King which Valve had to replace due to copyright issues, can be found as playable characters in Heroes of the Storm.
Gameplay-wise, Heroes of the Storm adds a lot of fresh new elements into the MOBA genre which was later applied into other MOBA games. However, since HotS joined the MOBA games race very late, it was heavily overwhelmed by the other giant MOBAs in the scene like Dota, LoL and Smite.
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor is the international adaptation of ‘Wangzhe Rongyao’, an extremely popular Chinese mobile game. Both the games were developed by Tencent.
Arena of Valor was released in 2016 in Taiwan. Its popularity grew massively each passing day. Tencent slowly started releasing the game in different countries and now its playable all over the World. Arena of Valor is also available on Nintendo Switch now.
Arena of Valor is called the ‘kingpin of pocket gaming’ in the mobile gaming market, and has amassed over 200 million players.
HoTs vs Arena of Valor: As you must have guessed, these games are very similar to each other. However, HoTs is a PC game, while Arena of Valor is a mobile game.
Hence, gameplay-wise these two titles are quite a bit different, as they have their own flavor. It’s quite clear that both these games are quite good and entertaining, so the only question is: Do you prefer playing on your computer or your mobile.
If you prefer playing on PC, go for HoTs. If you are a mobile gamer, go for Arena of Valor. I personally prefer HoTs because I’m a PC gamer.
Hello, my name is Rishabh Bhagvath. My gaming alias is Pawn. I am an aspiring Dota 2 player from Hyderabad, India. I have always been interested in writing articles and when esportsportal presented me with an opportunity, I came on board right away.
Currently I am the Dota expert and editor for esportsportal.