The Hearthstone beta was the beta test A beta test, or beta, is the phase of development after alpha testing but before launch, in which software is released to a group of potential users for testing. Hearthstone s beta test began in the phase in the development of Hearthstone The Hearthstone icon Hearthstone (formerly known as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 1] 2]) is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It was first announced in a presentation by Rob Pardo at the hearthstone , following the alpha test The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone. The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta testing phase in the Americas region. An hearthstone . The beta test began in its closed phase in the Americas region Hearthstone is divided into four geographical regions: Americas, Europe, Asia and China. Each country Hearthstone is available to play in is assigned to one of these regions. Each player by default uses their account hearthstone on Aug. 16th 2013, and in the Europe region on Sep. 4th 2013. The game entered its open beta phase on Jan. 21st 2014. The beta phase ended with the full releaseAnnounce of Hearthstone on Mar. 11th 2014.

The beta was available to players in North America, Australia/New Zealand, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe, Korea and Taiwan, with a separate beta test planned for China. The game`s beta was available only on Windowsis a separate viewing area on a computer display screen in a system that allows multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface and OS X operating systems.

Closed beta


Beta wipe

Blizzard announced at the start of the beta that there would be a wipe partway through this phase. On Sep. 26th, they announced that the wipe would be taking place during maintenance on Oct. 2nd in preparation for Patch, resetting all Hearthstone account information and card collections, and later stated that there would be no further wipes.

Open beta

Beta patches

Following is a full list of all patches For the minion card, see Patches the Pirate. Updates to Hearthstone are made in the form of patches. This page lists all Hearthstone patches to date. New patches for Hearthstone are released regularly, fixing bugs hearthstone during the game`s beta phase. The final beta patch, Patch was followed within a few hours by the full release of Hearthstone.


  • 22nd Jan. 2014 - Hearthstone Open Beta is Here!
  • 21st Jan. 2014 - Hearthstone™ Open Beta is Here!
  • 19th Dec. 2013 - Hearthstone™ Update—Open Beta
  • 4th Sep. 2013 - Closed Beta Test Begins! (EU)
  • 16th Aug. 2013 - Hearthstone Closed Beta Test Begins!