Hearthstone launches out of beta in the Americas and soon in Europe, too

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Blizzard Entertainment has taken yet another addictive game idea from an early conceptual stage through to development, to a polishing phase, then to closed beta… then back to polishing, and then to open beta, and more polishing… and finally a full release without a beta tag, because Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available to download and play in the Americas!


Blizzard made the announcement on Hearthstone’s official news page, writing: “The tables are set and the tavern music is playing — Hearthstone is live for the Americas region!”

The full and official launch of the strategic digital card game hasn’t been confirmed for Europe and other territories, but the last Blizzard had to say on the matter was on Twitter, thus:

Have you noticed if Hearthstone’s beta tag has been removed in Europe, anybody?


To mark the game’s release and move out of beta, Blizzard has a full schedule of launch day activities planned for Hearthstone fans, the highlights of which you can find below:

“In honor of the beloved, noble creature known as the murloc, we’re looking out for talented murloc wannabes. Ever wondered what a murloc sounds like when he gets up in the morning? So do we! Submit your waking murloc impressions on Vine with the hashtag #HearthstoneDay.”

When: 10.30 CET – 12.30 CET

“Did you just open the best booster pack ever? Take a selfie of your happy face in front of this epic booster and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #HearthstoneDay.”

When: 14:00 CET – 16:00 CET

- Our Hearthstone developers will be answering questions about the beta from the community! Tune in to the Google+ Hangout to watch the Q&A and submit your questions. A member of the Community team will be hosting the event.

When: 19:00 CET – 19:30 CET

If you haven’t given Hearthstone a try yet, it’s free to play so download it over here (if you’re in Europe) or get the full and official North American release here. Still not convinced? Watch the latest trailer marking the game’s launch below:

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – ‘The Tavern is Open’ Trailer

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