Hearthstone Open Beta Pushed Back to 2014, No More Data Wipes

Hearthstone beta keys have gone out en masse, and open beta is a bit away.

If you got your hopes up for a very Hearthstone Christmas, Blizzard has some bad news for you: the game's open beta has been delayed until 2014.

The above may be upsetting, but according to the most recent Hearthstone developer's blog post, everyone who signed up for the closed beta before December 16th have been sent keys to get into the game.

If you signed up for the closed beta one of these people but still have yet to receive a key (nor can find an email from Blizzard in your spam folder), keep your chin up. Accounts that signed up for the closed beta but did not claim their beta keys will be automatically allowed access sometime in early January.

Closed beta opt-ins will end on January 7th, so if you've yet to opt-in for the Hearthstone beta on your Battle.net account, now is the time to do so.

Beyond all of this is another piece of good news: Blizzard have no more plans to wipe player card data. This means you can push on without the fear of losing your card collection. Isn't that nice?

Published Dec. 22nd 2013
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