The Hearthstone beta has been live for months, but it appears that it may be coming to an end soon, according to Blizzard Community Manager Zeriyah.
“We’re drawing near to the end of the beta test of Hearthstone! We wanted to remind you that Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque, illustrious gnomish engineer and reward for helping us test our in-game shop, will no longer be available once the game is released, ” he wrote on the Battle.net forums.
“In order to get your hands on this card for your Hearthstone collection, simply purchase an Arena entry or pack of cards with real money from our in-game shop during the beta, and Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque will automatically be added to your collection. It’s that easy!
“Once Hearthstone is released, you can still craft the non-Gold version of Gelbin Mekkatorque using Arcane Dust.”
When asked for a more specific end date for the beta, he replied: “I can’t say exactly, but it is soon. Not months. “