Hearthstone™ Open Beta is Here!
Blizzard Entertainment officially announced that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has entered into open beta testing. Simply download the client, install it, and play Hearthstone right now. The long wait is over.
Important: If you don’t have the Battle.net Launcher, you must install it first. The installer can be found in the client downloads section of your Battle.net Account.
The Battle.net Launcher has the Hearthstone Icon enabled right now. Click it, and then you will see the installer button from within the Battle.net Launcher.
It’s been a crazy past few months for all of us on the Hearthstone team. We announced Hearthstone at PAX East back in March, began the Closed Beta Test in August, had a blast at BlizzCon with the Innkeeper’s Invitational, and we were excited to announce Android and iPhone support. Now we’re ready to unleash the awesomeness of Hearthstone to you with Open Beta.
So what does this mean for you? If you didn’t get the chance to participate in the Hearthstone Closed Beta Test, you can now download the game. Just click here to download Hearthstone, or you can use the Play Free Now button at the top of playhearthstone.com. We have no plans to perform any more card wipes, so feel free to amass your collection and play against your friends.
What if you don’t play in the North American region? Don’t worry; we plan to go to Open Beta in all our other regions within the next few days, so stay tuned for more information!
Open Beta is still not a final release, and we will be closely monitoring many aspects of the game to ensure a positive play experience for everyone. Please be aware that if smoke starts curling out of our servers due to unexpectedly high demand for Hearthstone, we may have to temporarily disable Open Beta account activations until we’re ready to take on more players.
Download, play and enjoy Hearthstone now – we’ll see you in-game!