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Hearthstone Battlegrounds Now In Open Beta

Previously available only to pre-purchasers of the next expansion set, Hearthstone's auto-battler mode, appropriately named Hearthstone Battlegrounds, is now in open beta for everyone...

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Devs Aren’t Concerned About Monetization

When a Hearthstone auto-battler was announced at BlizzCon, one of the questions we had was "How will it be monetized?" Apparently, that's a...

Hearthstone, Overwatch Game Directors Come Out Against Blitzchung’s Suspension

Let's add some Overwatch to the ongoing Hearthstone drama, shall we? In an interview with the Washington Post late last week, Overwatch Game Director...

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Early Access Begins Today

Today's the day. If you're one of those who attended BlizzCon -- or bought the Virtual Ticket -- you'll be able to access the...

Blizzard Crowns New Hearthstone Champ But Will Not Repeal Suspensions

BlizzCon has come to an end and unfortunately (for us) there wasn't much in the way of free-to-play news. Jason covered the one big...

BlizzCon 2019: Hearthstone Has A Dragon-Heavy Expansion And New Auto-Battler Mode

Hearthstone was the only free-to-play Blizzard game making news at BlizzCon 2019 (unless you count some minor Heroes of the Storm news), and there...

Five Members Of Congress Ask Blizzard To “Reconsider” Hearthstone Player’s Suspension

"The suspension heard 'round the world" keeps generating news. One week after lightening the discipline handed down to Hearthstone pro Ng Wai "Blitzchung" Chung...

Blizzard Bans College Team For “Free Hong Kong Boycott Blizz” Sign

It took Blizzard less than a day to bring the banhammer down on a Hong Kong Hearthstone player for his interview in which he...

Blizzard Axes Post-Match Interviews At Hearthstone Collegiate Championships

There hasn't been any notable bad news or protests related to the Blizzard and the whole Hong Kong fiasco since last week -- and...

Blizzard Reduces Penalties For Hearthstone Player And Casters Involved In “Liberate Hong Kong” Interview

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack has issued a statement in response to this week's controversy regarding a professional Hearthstone player making pro-Hong Kong comments...

Hearthstone Team Quits Tournament, Citing Blizzard’s “Hypocritical” Stance As Stock Price Dips

The fallout from Blizzard's decision to sack a Hearthstone pro player and two casters over pro-Hong Kong statements continues. Since yesterday's summary, which included...

Players, Developers Push Back Over Blizzard’s Banning Of Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

“Life comes at you fast” has rarely seemed like a more appropriate cliche. Blizzard, and its parent company Activision, must be feeling like life...

Hearthstone Player Suspended From Grand Masters For Supporting Hong Kong Protests

The Hearthstone Grandmasters is taking place currently, but the event isn't making news for the reasons we might normally expect. Normally, fans of the...

Hearthstone Plans Include More Events, Easier Quests, New Hero Portraits, And Standard Shakeup

The dev team for Hearthstone's got a lot going on under the hood -- or, as they put it, behind the tavern doors --...

Snag Up To 16 Packs In Hearthstone’s New Solo Adventure, The Tombs Of Terror

The League of Explorers is up to some ... well, exploring, in Tombs of Terror, the new solo adventure for Hearthstone that went live...

Hearthstone’s Saviors Of Uldum Now Live, Log In To Pick Up A Free Quest...

It's time for the good guys to strike back, in Hearthstone's newest expansion, Saviors of Uldum, which is now live. The expansion adds 135...

League Of Legends, Fortnite, Dota 2, Apex Legends Among Most Watched Games On Twitch

What are people watching on Twitch? As it turns out, a lot of free-to-play games. The Esports Observer tracks such things, and over the...

(UPDATED) Blizzard Tones Down Sex And Violence In Art For Eight Hearthstone Cards

UPDATE: Blizzard has issued a statement, received by Kotaku, addressing the recent changes to card art:The recent changes were applied to make those cards...