Heroes of Newerth is an online multiplayer battle arena game that was first released in 2010, and was rereleased in 2011. In the game, players control a character in one of two teams (Legion or Helbourne). Both teams are situated at opposite ends of the map at the start of the game. The base of each team is heavily guarded with defense towers. As an added defense, units are spawned every 30 seconds. The team wins when the main base of the opponent is destroyed.
The player is free to choose ten heroes from the 111 available in the game. These heroes have different skills and characteristics. Heroes can be leveled up as the player gains experience. This can be done by defeating enemy units. Each hero has a maximum level of 25. Players receive gold through periodic income and by defeating opponents. Gold can be used to purchase better equipment. The game has a matchmaking system that finds the best opponent for battling.
Heroes of Newerth has automatic stat tracking. Players can access statistics and other in-game data by checking online or within the game. The program also features a custom map editor that allows users to create new maps and games.