Heroes of Newerth pits two teams of players against each other: the Legion and the Hellbourne. Both teams are based at opposite sides of a map. The map is split into three continuous 'lanes' (Two in one of the lesser played maps), running from one base to the other. Defensive towers are positioned evenly through each lane, until the lanes terminate at a team's base. Bases are strongly defended with extra defensive towers, and buildings from which units spawn. These units, termed 'creeps' are spawned every thirty seconds, and run along their lane until they meet opposition - which they then attack. Victory is achieved when one of the teams manages to push into the base of the opposing team, and destroys their primary structure; the Hellbourne's 'Sacrificial Shrine', or the Legion's 'Tree of Life'. At any point after fifteen minutes has expired a team can choose to concede defeat - this loses them the game and requires a unanimous team vote to pass.
If you already have an account, you may download the client now and play on any computer. Before you can enjoy Heroes of Newerth, you will need to have a player account. If you do not have one yet, create your account now.
Below are the minimum and recommended system specifications to run Heroes of Newerth.
We strongly advise players to use components closer to the recommended
system requirements. While the game will function with these minimum
requirements it will have significantly poorer performance than the
Processor - 2.8GHz Pentium 4 / 2.0GHz Core 2 / AMD 2400+ or faster
RAM - 1.5GB of RAM
Video Card - 128 MB GeForce 5 / ATI 9800 / GMA 950
OS - Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Network Connection Required
Processor - 2.4GHz Core 2 or i3 / 2.2GHz i5 or i7 / AMD 3500+ or faster
RAM - 2.0+ GB for Win XP / 3.0+ GB for Win 7
Video Card - 256MB Geforce 7800+ or Radeon X1900+
OS - 32-bit Windows XP, 64-bit Windows 7
Network Connection Required (Broadband)