Blizzard delays Hearthstone test season 2

Test season 1 will continue for the time being.

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Free-to-play card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has had its test season 2 delayed due to issues found after recent server maintenance.

Test season 1 will continue until further notice, and player ranks will not have changed.

"During today’s Hearthstone closed beta maintenance (Thursday, January 2nd), we’ve discovered some pesky sprites that are currently preventing us from properly transitioning from Test Season 1 to Test Season 2," said Blizzard community manager Zeriyah on the game's forums.

"Due to these issues, we are extending the duration of Test Season 1 until we can ensure a smooth transition."

Hearthstone was due to hit open beta last month, but this was delayed into 2014. Blizzard did, however, hand out beta access for all those that had registered their interest in the game before December 20.

"Our highest priority is that Hearthstone has an awesome launch when all gates are lifted and everyone can download it and play at the same time," wrote production director Jason Chayes in December.

Hearthstone will (eventually) be released on PC and Mac initially, with an iOS and Android release due to follow sometime later in 2014.

Discussion

14 comments
megakick
megakick

This would be a great tablet and smart phone game but I don't think I want to waste the life of my PC on this game. Wish they did something more with the graphics.

Marcus Raul
Marcus Raul

no , not priest , all healing cards are so annoying

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

Better to take their time and work all of the issues out. I can't wait for the tablet version.

sigmact
sigmact

its alright, for a "free" game

noandno
noandno

good good now when will they announce Warcraft 4?

wexorian
wexorian

I quite enjoy with this game haters gonna hate

yzeng
yzeng

Well, I finished the tutorial and deleted ze game. It can be fun to a lot of ppl, just not me. Especially in 2014, I dont think its a game for PC, it should be on tablet.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

I still haven't seen much info regarding whether or not it is FUN TO PLAY.   Anyone?

megakick
megakick

That's OK I will just play Magic the Gathering...

oflow
oflow

@Pyrosa its kinda fun and its kinda cool how they incorporated all the spells and effects from wow.  the problem with the game is that its going to be pay2win. its got a rating system but you can only get the best cards by spending real money or playing millions of hours.  

Game gets unfun quickly when you are matched again people with the best cards they can buy and you have basic decks.

I'd probably play it on my iphone when they bring out the iOS version thats in the works but I doubt I will dedicate any real time to it.  If you like card games MTG is better.

Starkzard
Starkzard

@Pyrosa Yes it's really fun, if you have some friends to duel with that's the best way to go.

shingui5
shingui5

@Pyrosa 

Yeah it is quite fun, but like all card games, you'll need to spend some money if you want the best cards.