Blizzard Brings Hearthstone To The iPad

Hearthstone for iPad is finally here and according to an announcement from Blizzard, the game is being rolled out in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand first.

Blizzard Brings Hearthstone To The iPadAs long as you have an internet connection, Blizzard says that you can basically play a full version of the game with all of the same features as are found on the desktop version of Hearthstone.

Since it is a more casual game and does not require a desktop, it is nice to see that Hearthstone is finally coming to mobile devices. As we heard during Blizzcon, the game will also be heading to Android in the future.

The iPad version of Hearthstone brings all of the features and excitement of deck-building and dueling your friends that’s currently available for PC right to your fingertips. Wherever you have an Internet connection, you can log in to Hearthstone and amass your card collection, play a friendly game or two against your buddies, or test your skills in Play or Arena mode! – Blizzard

Blizzard is focusing on just a few countries in the beginning in order to make sure that everything is working correctly and that the user experience is up to par. However, the game will reach other countries shortly.

If you don’t live in Australia, Canada, or New Zealand, you don’t have much longer to wait to get your hands on Hearthstone for iPad—Murloc Scout’s honor. – Blizzard

A time-frame regarding the release of Hearthstone on other platforms has not been provided, although plans for an Android version were first made public in November 2013. With this in mind, a release on Android would make sense in the next couple of months.

Hearthstone, which is partially based upon World of Warcraft, is a card game that allows people to compete in tournaments by using real money or in-game gold that builds up over time.

Question – When do you think Hearthstone for Android will make an appearance?


Summary: Blizzard has initiated the rollout of Hearthstone for iPad. It is currently available in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. More countries and an Android version are on the way.

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