Hearthstone Lorewalker Cho

Players impacted by the Hearthstone server meltdown earlier this month have received some compensation for their troubles.

You might recall that the issue cost players up to four days’ worth of progress and may have revealed some interesting things about card rarity in packs. That find aside, Blizzard and Netease, which operates the game in China, have compensated players with 1,000 gold and 15 packs — five each from the Classic set, Old Gods, and Gadgetzan.

The rollback occurred when a power outage struck while servers were down during routine maintenance, Hearthhead reports. Netease attempted to fix the issue without losing players’ data, but the “last resort” of a rollback was eventually the only option.

I suppose it would depend on how much you played and how much you lost, but for me, 15 packs and 1,000 gold would be pretty fair compensation for four lost days of progress. What do you think?

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


  1. Interesting thing about all this is that it was proven that packs are rigged.
    So that server crash was a great thing, it will at least open eyes to a few people.
    it is sad that there is no control over how RNG is coded in games so they can do what ever they want.

    • Shiiiiit. I was hoping you were dead or something. Well, dead sounds harsh. Run over by a truck, cripple and completely unable to type… Yeah, that sounds about right. Too bad. I guess we still have to deal with your trolling.


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