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Blizzard shows off Hearthstone golden heroes

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Posted on March 7, 2014 AT 08:49am

Blizzard has shown off its golden hero portraits that will be added with Hearthstone‘s first official ranked season.

When the season starts, presumably alongside the launch of the game, any player that reachs 500 ranked wins with a given hero will unlock its golden version permanently. The golden version of a hero’s portrait is animated and so is their hero power.

Yesterday, Blizzard Community Manager Zeriyah stated that the game’s open beta would be ending soon. “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.”

When asked for a more specific end date for the beta, he said, “I can’t say exactly, but it is soon. Not months.”

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