Blizzard offer free Hearthstone packs to inconvenienced European players


Blizzard’s EU servers were up and down last week – bothering many of the 30 million registered Hearthstone players at the opening of a new season and interfering with a 24-hour marathon from streamers Reynad, Forsen, Kungen and Savijz.

By way of apology, the Hearthstone dev team will be doling out two free classic card packs to each European region player with an account created before May 3rd.

“We know access to Hearthstone in Europe was spotty last week,” said Blizzard. “Sorry about that, and we really appreciate your patience as we worked to get the tavern back into shape.”

If you’ve been a player for longer than a week, you can log in to find two new foiled treats in the Open Packs section. They won’t expire, so there’s no need to rush – in fact, they might not show up for another few hours yet.

Did you know? Hearthstone is outgrowing World of Warcraft these days. The little spin-off that could. Yet the crossovers are stronger than ever in Blackrock Mountain. Are you a player of one, the other, or both?