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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft enters open beta

Posted on January 22, 2014 AT 02:34am

Blizzard’s highly anticipated card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has now officially entered open beta in North America, and is due to arrive in other “main regions” over the next few days.

Players who live in the United States and Canada can now download the beta without a key from “What if you don’t play in the North American region? Don’t worry,” the developer wrote. “We plan to go to Open Beta in all our other regions within the next few days, so stay tuned for more information!

“Open Beta is still not a final release, and we will be closely monitoring many aspects of the game to ensure a positive play experience for everyone,” Blizzard added.

“Please be aware that if smoke starts curling out of our servers due to unexpectedly high demand for Hearthstone, we may have to temporarily disable Open Beta account activations until we’re ready to take on more players.”

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