Hearthstone is now LIVE!
What just happened? Hearthstone is now officially out of beta! If you haven't seen the patch notes for today's patch that brought the game out of beta, you can view them here.
Quote from Blizzard
The tables are set and the tavern music is playing—Hearthstone is live!
The Hearthstone beta is complete and we wanted to take a moment to thank all of our participants for their incredibly valuable feedback and support. If you haven’t had the chance to jump into the game, now is the perfect time to check out the fast-paced strategy card game that’s fun for everyone. If you’re new to Hearthstone, getting started is simple: Just visitplayhearthstone.com and click on the “Play Free Now” button. Once your download is finished, fire it up and click on the Hearthstone icon. Install Hearthstone, then hit the “Play” button and you’ll be on your way.
As soon as you jump in you’ll challenge iconic Warcraft characters, including the ferocious Hogger, the mischievous Millhouse Manastorm, and the wise Lorewalker Cho. As you progress through these introductory missions, you’ll hone your card-slinging skills in preparation for a climactic battle against Illidan Stormrage! You are not prepared . . . for this much fun!
Once you’ve completed the introductory missions, you’ll have access to all of Hearthstone’s exciting offerings. Practice against the AI and you’ll be on your way toward unlocking all nine of the original World of Warcraft classes: Mage, Priest, Druid, Rogue, Shaman, Hunter, Paladin, Warrior, and Warlock! You can also challenge your friends to a duel, test your might against other players in ranked and casual Play mode matches, or fine-tune your mastery of deck construction for fantastic rewards in the Arena. An endless variety of decks are just waiting for you to build and play!
If you’ve already been playing Hearthstone with us, check out the new stuff we’ve added with the latest patch here!
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New to the Game? This Section is for you!
If you're new to the wonderful game of Hearthstone, we've got plenty of resources available here on HearthPwn to help you out!
We've got a complete card database here so you can browse all the cards and find ones that you want in your deck!
Achievements and Daily Quests
Hearthstone doesn't have an achievement interface yet, but we've got all the achievements and dailies listed in a thread for ease of access.
In Hearthstone, you unlock various cards through leveling up your hero by earning experience when you play games. Viewing the leveling rewards in-game can be a bit of a hassle (lots of collection manager right-clicks!) so we've got them formatted for your convenience.
Secrets are ability cards in Hearthstone which activate during your opponents turn when they complete certain actions. If your opponent drops a secret, you may want to have our secrets handbook bookmarked for easy reference!
Earning Gold in Hearthstone
Gold is the primary currency in Hearthstone which allows you to buy booster packs and runs in the arena. Learn more about gold and how to get lots of it in our Earning Gold Guide.