Tons of awesome hearthstone tournaments to check out this week!
The competitive community for Hearthstone has been growing steadily and there are a number of free to enter tournaments that are running each and every week. Some of these events have prize money for the top performers, but some are just …read more
Today, Hearthstone has been officially launched on the iPad in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Other regions will follow suit soon. A press event will take place tomorrow Thursday, April 3 in San Francisco where the press will be able to play the iPad version.
The Hearthstone iPad rollout begins: today, …read more
The first official ranked season of Hearthstone has started today!
Welcome to Hearthstone’s Ranked Play Season 1: Pandamonium! At the beginning of each Ranked Play season, all players will have their ranks reset and will receive bonus stars based on their performance from the previous season. Pandamonium will last until the …read more
If you’re going to be buying the retail released of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, you will be able to get your card packs through a redeemable code that comes with the game. All accounts are eligible for a maximum of five card packs from this promotion.
Heads up! Players who …read more
This is a great opportunity for all College Students!
Attention all card-slinging college students! Got a Hearthstone deck you’re particularly deadly with? Now’s your chance to show it off by entering TeSPA’s Collegiate Hearthstone Open! Free to compete in by all North American college students, this Hearthstone tournament will test your …read more
Some very deliberate, very knowledgeable Hearthstone/Magic fan has merged the two games into a fun library of Magic: The Gathering cards, flavored from Hearthstone. I’d been doing a project like this for a while. Not to this scale or with the amount of patience this individual showed and it puts …read more
Hearthstone on the iPad
The chinese website 17173.com has posted videos and pictures from a Blizzard press event which contains a hands-on version of Hearthstone’s iPad beta Source
Pictures from the event:
A new patch is out, currently fixes most of the bugs from the previous patch which came with the release of Hearthstone.
*Fixed an issue where Keeper of the Grove was unable to be played if there were no valid targets for its Battlecry.
*Fixed an issue where the client was …read more
The Hearthstone developers will be having a Q&A for the Hearthstone Community this Friday, March 12, on a Google+. The event will be available live on the Hearthstone’s Youtube channel through “Hangouts on Air”.
The Hearthstone team answer questions from the community about the beta test.
Tune in to our Google+ Hangout …read more
Community manager Zeriyah mentioned some of the known issues currently affecting Hearthstone. Expect an upcoming patch addressing these.
For those who have been living under a rock, Blizzard Entertainment officially launched Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Go download it and play. Tell your friends.
Zeriyah: Hey everyone!
Happy patch day! Below you will find …read more
To celebrate the official release of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, we’ve lined up a full day of Hearthstone-related activities happening this Friday, March 14. In true gaming spirit, you can either kick back and watch the fun from the sidelines, or jump in and take part! Your social media submissions …read more
Blizzard Entertainment issued a press release to announce Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has been released. If you haven’t played it, you can download it free at PlayHearthstone.com
As a released game, the Hearthstone-themed Hearthsteed mount is now redeemable in World of Warcraft — learn how to redeem it here.
IRVINE, Calif. –(BUSINESS …read more
Posted by Zeriyah: Source
The latest Hearthstone patch is coming! With this patch, we’re fixing a ton of bugs, adding some extra awesome Ranked Play rewards, making a couple minor adjustments to card balance and . . . well, there’s a lot of stuff here! Let’s tackle this big patch together, …read more
Recently, community manager Zeriyah announced the Hearthstone open beta is coming to an end soon. The Developers have also posted on Twitter that fans should get the golden Gelbin Mekkatorque card as soon as possible.
All seems to indicate Blizzard Entertainment is preparing to announce the official release date of the …read more
IEM Katowice Hearthstone Tournament takes place next week from March 14th to the 16th and will be home to a Hearthstone tournament of epic proportions. If you’re planning on attending IEM Katowice, and you believe in your Hearthstone skills, be sure to take part in ESL’s online qualifiers so you …read more
In the next Hearthstone Open Beta patch, Blizzard Entertainment will introduce Golden Heroes. The hero portrait gets a gilding frame and unique animations permanently upon reaching 500 wins in Ranked Play.
Blizzard employees are flooding Twitter with images of their newly arrived Blizzard-employee-exclusive 2013 Holiday Gift. This Hearthstone piece has a special LED light. Watch the video provided by Rygarius on his personal twitter.
Images by Rygarius and Zeriyah. …read more
Zeriyah with the announcement: Source
We’re drawing near to the end of the beta test of Hearthstone! We wanted to remind you that Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque, illustrious gnomish engineer and reward for helping us test our in-game shop, will no longer be available once the game is released.
In order to get …read more
Hearthstone Season 4 began just three days ago, and Those playing the Hearthstone Open Beta have a very short time to use the in-game store to buy cards.
The Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque card which is exclusive to those who used the Hearthstone store at least once is going to be …read more
More Card Backs Coming Soon! Zeriyah posted some information on the forums regarding new card backs! They have released details on how three of these will be obtained, but the others are “upcoming rewards”. Check out below for the cards and the blue post.
Coming soon to Hearthstone – a new …read more
Lead Artist Ben Thompson helps bring to life the charming, physical feel of Hearthstone through his work. In today’s blog post, Ben shares his insights on the creation process and artistic approach of one of Hearthstone’s most important visual components: the Collectibles. Source
Hearthstone’s approach to how a collectible card game …read more
Ben Brode shared via Twitter a hilarious video of the all-new Hearthstone expansion leak.
Warning: Don’t drink or eat anything while watching. You were warned.
Part of what makes Valve’s Dota 2 so popular is that the development team shares the content creation burden with the community. Armor sets and weapons are designed by players and fans, approved by Valve, then sold on the Steam market. It’s lucrative for both Valve, who takes a cut, …read more
Blizzard Entertainment continues the Featured Class series detailing the lore behind each hero and its role in Hearthstone.
This time we hear the tale of Gul’dan, the first warlock.
Once called “Darkness Incarnate” and “Destroyer of Dreams,” Gul’dan was the first orc warlock and is considered one of the most powerful …read more
Recently, Blizzard Entertainment launched the Hearthstone open beta. Today, a new trailer has been posted in Youtube to welcome players from all around the world to participate in the open beta.
Deceptively Simple. Insanely Fun. It’s the fast-paced strategy card game for everyone.
Open Beta has begun! Play Hearthstone FREE today: www.playhearthstone.com
The wait is over: The Hearthstone Open Beta Test is now live in Europe! If you haven’t joined in on all of the crazy card-slinging action yet, now is your chance! Pull up a chair and prepare to start casting powerful spells, summoning mighty minions, and dueling your friends in …read more
The wait is over: The Hearthstone Open Beta Test is now live in North America! If you haven’t joined in on all of the crazy card-slinging action yet, now is your chance! Pull up a chair and prepare to start casting powerful spells, summoning mighty minions, and dueling your friends …read more
A new patch came down from the development team a few days ago and made some major adjustments. Pyroblast was upped to 10 mana, Unleash was dropped to 2, Blood Imp became useless, and Novice Engineer found itself easily killed by mages, rogues, and druids. Most of the changes, and …read more
Hearthstone lead designer Eric Dodds took the opportunity to write a lengthy article to explain the card balance philosophy and also introduced the new card balance designer Mike Donais, who is experienced in card game design with 10 years hands-on on the field.
Eric described each of the core philosophies involved in card balance — possibly in response to feedback after the recent card changes.
The Core Philosophies that are taken in mind when changing a card is putting the card under the lens and looking whether:
A card causes non-interactive games
A card is frustrating to play against
A card is causing confusion …read more