Skip to Content

WoW Insider has the latest on the Mists of Pandaria!

Posts with tag hearthstone-beta-wipe

Brace Yourselves: Hearthstone opt-ins are coming

hearthstone header
We all know that the Hearthstone beta wipe is just around the proverbial corner, but as of this forum post by Zeriyah, we now know a little bit more about why. In addition to the expected reasons such as rebalancing cards and heroes, it turns out that Hearthstone is also being migrated to more robust hardware that can handle a larger player pool. Yes, one of the reasons you may have not yet received a beta invite is because the servers couldn't handle it.

All that should change post-migration, and there should be more closed beta invites on the way. Thus, as Zeriyah said: brace yourselves! The opt-ins are coming.

Filed under: News items, Hearthstone Insider

Hearthstone account wipe is coming

hearthstone header
In an update posted today on the Hearthstone website, Zeriyah has let it be known that soon all Hearthstone players' accounts will be cleared an reset. This goes for all Hearthstone players, in both the Americas and Europe. Before you ask, the wipe does mean a complete wipe. All the cards you have unlocked, or bought, or earned, all the rankings you have achieved, the levels of your heroes -- everything will be reset. This does mean that you will have to go through the tutorial again, once you log into Hearthstone after the wipe.

The wipe is set to correspond with the release of a major patch to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. What that patch may entail is currently unknown, but I think it's safe to assume it will contain some rebalancing of certain known, imbalanced cards. Beyond that, it's anybody's guess.

If you have purchased cards in the Hearthstone beta, or entered the arena, you will be reimbursed your purchase with in-game gold. Each pack is worth 100 gold, and each arena entry is worth 150 gold. Thus, if you bought the two-pack option for $2.99, you will receive 200 gold for that purchase, and if you bought, say, three arena entries, you will receive 450 gold for those entries. If you earned the Gelbin Mekkatorque legendary, you will receive him again after clearing the tutorials.

There's something I'm forgetting. What is it? Oh, yes. Any cards or rankings you earn after the closed beta wipe, you get to keep. Forever. Into the actual game's release. Don't believe me? Check out the official post for more information!

Filed under: News items, Hearthstone Insider

Around Azeroth

Around Azeroth

Featured Galleries

It came from the Blog: Occupy Orgrimmar
Midsummer Flamefest 2013
Running of the Orphans 2013
World of Warcraft Tattoos
HearthStone Sample Cards
HearthStone Concept Art
It came from the Blog: Lunar Lunacy 2013
Art of Blizzard Gallery Opening