Blizzard Reveals Free-to-Play Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor March 22, 2013
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Blizzard has announced their latest game! Is it Warcraft 4? No? Well how about Starcraft Ghost? Oh, not that either? Well perhaps it's their long awaited Blizzard All-Stars, the supposedly Free-to-Play MOBA based on Blizzard lore characters. Close? It's F2P you say? But it's a card game....I see.

Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is a digital card game set in the Warcraft universe (if you can't tell already from the title). In Hearthstone players can play as one of the classes from World of Warcraft, including the mage, rogue and warrior. The game will feature around 300 cards at launch, with players collecting additional cards in-game or buying cards in packs of 5 for around a dollar.

Just like loot, the cards will come in different varieties including "common", "rare", "epic", and "legendary". The game will also feature a deck building mechanic called "The Forge:, where users can disenchant duplicate cards they don't need and use arcane dust generated from the those to build the cards they do need.

The game will be available for Windows, Mac, and the Ipad with a release date of "soon". Players can expect a beta out this summer with the full release coming later this year.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (44)

Xemnas 9 years ago
looks like magic the gathering, sounds like magic the gathering, probably plays like magic the gathering, so what that makes it EPIC.

Redman. 9 years ago
I think this game is worth a try if you enjoy the Warcraft universe and playing cards. The game has been developed by a completely new team at Blizzard so no hate on them.

GAZ 9 years ago
Why we all believe online games should be like this type? No! I believe Age of Wushu is not limited by tasks in game, which is more diverse.

guab 9 years ago
Looking forward to try this out. I've been playing Age of Wushu for quite a while already.

auan 9 years ago
I'm expecting to see more interesting games launching in April just like Age of Wushu.

anip 9 years ago
so... they didn't mention about any "Cash Shop" type feature... does that mean it's Purely Trading and Free to Play?
Or are they going to go the "Pay2Win" route by letting players buy special powerful cards?

guab 9 years ago
Nice game! I like it. But I'm sure if you have a chance to play Age of wushu, you'd fell in love with it too.

Khal 9 years ago
I'll give it a try but Solforge is the card game that has me really excited.

Amanoh 9 years ago
Seems like blizzard guys are short of money and they are launching a grab money game to me ...

Name (Required) 9 years ago
personally i'm looking forward to this game (as well as the world of tanks card game). i love ccgs.

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sosad 9 years ago
so sad , how can i not hate today's blizzard..

Mystika 9 years ago
Why the hate on card games? Especially when no one's even played the game. If the general consensus is that the game sucks, and everyone has PLAYED the freaking game, that's a whole different story. C'mon people, give it a chance. Just becauase Blizzard hasn't really ventured into a client based card game doesn't mean it'll suck (nor does it mean it won't suck).

Those side comments about WC4 or SC:Ghost...I'd really like to see those, even though it looks like the RTS genre is finished for the Warcraft universe.

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sun 9 years ago
magic the gathering knock off.

mat 9 years ago
why would they make WoW f2p when they making money off the idiots that are paying yearly/monthly subscriptions to play an outdated game anyways.

iluvgamez 9 years ago
Love how the ppl are crying already bevor even trying this game. What a Suprise, a game company wants to make some money. Do you work for free? Im sure you dont. Also, you wan innovation and new things. Guess what, its not easy to make a whole Card game like that. I guess u guys play everyday any moba game that always the same over and over,but complaing about this. Cant take you serious. You guys are everything but gamer. Go and do something else.
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I played 6years Magic the Gathering and i cant wait to try this. The Animations and effects looks quit good. If they can hold the in game balance,ill may will stick to it. Already Signed up for Beta.

generaln1 9 years ago
some people like wow (i dont its crap) some people like lol (its not the best but i play it 1,2game day)
some people like path of exile (i love this game but my computer is crap)..... what im trying to say is that is imposible to make gama that all people will love to play it :D and sorry for may crap english :D

tjalfe 9 years ago
this is sooo fcking sad -.-

blizz just keep surpricing us with how pethetic their dev teams are.... omfg .... wish those devs would just roll over already and give the spots to some innovating people with brain capacity to come up with new concepts and ideas for great games instead of all this bs we have seen the last 5 years

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ugurano 9 years ago
im blizzard fan but this game jesus, crap

Jellopy 9 years ago
There goes the hype,hype hype over the top, weeeee, plop. Blizzard just shat in out eager mouths. At least ea gave us a game even if it's an extended unlimited trial, come on bliz.

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TwizzyBG 9 years ago
Ahh this would be a card game.

Eligis 9 years ago
Awesome. And they cant make wow f2p couse it requires alot of money to hold the servers on and running.

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Hxver 9 years ago
Just make WOW F2P already.

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