Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

  • On October 24 of this year, we will be ending support for Windows XP and Windows Vista for Hearthstone.

    Microsoft ceased mainstream support for these versions of Windows in 2009 and 2012, respectively, but since a decent portion of our audience was still using them at the time, we continued supporting them. However, there have been three major Windows releases since Vista, and at this point, the vast majority of our audience has upgraded to one of the newer versions.

    After these older operating systems are no longer supported, the games will not run on them, so we encourage any players who are still using one of the older OSes to upgrade to a newer version.

    We’ll be rolling out this change on a staggered schedule and will post further notices as we get closer to making the change for each game. Please see the other game sites for when Windows XP and Vista support will end for other Blizzard titles.
  • As a reminder, support for Windows XP and Vista ends soon!
  • Exact date updated to be October 24th.