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Hearthstone on iPad will be playable at PAX East from April 11


Blizzard's mighty CCG is out now; read our Hearthstone review to see what we thought of it.

Hearthstone’s mobile version is far enough along to be displayed for the public in three weeks’ time. An “all-new build” of the game will be playable on iPads at PAX East - exactly a year on from the game’s announcement.

Besides flicking minions about with their fingers and thumbs, Blizzard say attendees will have a “chance to find out what’s in the cards for Hearthstone” - so expect some news on that front.

Earlier this month, fans dug into the data strings of a Hearthstone beta patch and uncovered references to a series of ranked seasons. In this unconfirmed calendar, a “pre iPad release” test season was scheduled to land before the end of April - suggesting the mobile version of the game will come sometime next month.

Internal testing began on the handheld port for iPad, iPhone and Android in October. Blizzard told us last year that it wouldn’t “necessarily” feature cross-platform play for launch - but I can’t imagine that’ll remain the case for long.

Elsewhere at PAX, there’s a panel talk on the “ultimate Blizzard mashup” - Heroes of the Storm. Kaeo Milker, Dustin Browder and Phill Gonzales will chat about the MOBA’s challenges to “longstanding conventions of the genre” - namely multiple maps, unique objectives, and heroes who play “quite differently than you might expect”.

Blizzard will play a showmatch, and the whole talk will be streamed live on one of the official PAX Twitch channels for those not in attendance.

Our Nick and Tim say Heroes of the Storm is a triumph; I’m just hoping it can spark the same love for the MOBA in me that Hearthstone did for the CCG. How about you?

Thanks, Gamespot.

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Acid Hoover Avatar
4 Years ago

I'm currently supplementing my Hearthstone fix by using Splashtop on my tablet, but I'll be glad when the Android app finally appears.

Flicking the cards into play feels amazing, and compliments its tactile nature perfectly.

As long as it's as good as, or better, than streaming it from the PC, then I'll be happy.

I can highly recommend Splashtop though, although I do only use it for Hearthstone.

Watching boring TV with the missus? Wake on lan via Splashtop and crunch a few games from the comfort of your settee.

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

If Microsoft thought a little bit, I'm convinced they could do an entire marketing campaign around playing Hearthstone around the house using a Windows tablet.

Acid Hoover Avatar
4 Years ago


I quite often have a couple of quick games if I'm having a massive poo.