Blizzard created a new infographic today to celebrate Hearthstone’s success. Among the stunning numbers were:

* Over 20 million players
* 2 billion hours played, equivalent to 237,356 years
* Longest winning streak: 24
* 3 million players to have achieved a 12-win arena run (including yours truly)
* And, as someone who’s played a lot of Hunter decks, my favorite: over 69 million hounds unleashed

The infographic’s accompanying blog post talked about being “close to having Hearthstone out to our iPhone and Android phone users” but that “it needs a bit more work.”

tl;dr: It’s coming Soon(tm). Hopefully, in less than 237,536 years.

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. How much are you paid to advertise this game with this article and fake stats? “20 mil players” ?! Lol, it can only be 20 mil accounts and since it is a free to try game that is not that hard to achive.

    Why dont they show the active player stats? That is because more then 19 mil of those accounts are not playing this no skill pay to win RNG to win game full with bots / pathetic balance and blizzard that completly ignores every problem.

    and this game being a esport makes that whole thing a joke since tournaments are won because of coin flip and not skill

  2. Longest winning streak: 24 – this is the reason why I hate this game… it doesn’t matter how good your are, the deck plays itself. No skill required for today’s millennials on the go without a clue or brain. Forget about thinking on your own.

    • Exactly why I quit. If you want to play a card game where everyone is using the same cheesy deck strategy ( which, when I quit, everyone was either playing Unleash the Hounds combo decks or Warlock Zoo decks ) then go right ahead and download Hearthstone. Everyone’s making fun of Runescape’s upcoming card game but I’m actually happy another company is taking a shot at it because maybe, just MAYBE they will be able to balance a card game better than Blizzard.


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