Hearthstone beta survey mentions new features including raids, replays, and paid tournaments

Blizzard asks Hearthstone players what features they'd like to see added to the game.

A survey being sent to beta testers of online collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has hinted at possible future additions Blizzard is considering for the title.

Hearthstone is still in closed beta, with an open beta expected before the end of the year. During BlizzCon 2013, the company said it would be bringing card expansions and a PvE adventure mode to the game, and the company will shortly release a new patch.

New features in the game could include replays, in-depth statistics, and raids, however.

One question in the survey asks beta testers what new features they'd like to see in the game, with the following options available:

  • Friends list tie-in with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Kakao Chat, etc.)

  • Set up multiple profiles within one Hearthstone account.

  • Raids (cooperative play vs. a single, powerful boss).

  • More in-depth display of achievements and statistics.

  • Recorded replay of your last match.

  • Chat channels beyond the emotes.

  • Paid tournaments.

  • "Observer" mode, allowing you to view live battles.

  • Additional, in-depth tutorials.

  • The ability to reorder cards in your hand.

  • Ability to replay the tutorial.

  • A "play again" option after a battle has concluded.

A second questions asks players if they'd like to pay for the following additions to the game:

  • New art for each hero class.

  • Additional deck slots.

  • New card sets.

  • New card back artwork.

  • Additional in-game emotes.

  • New themed battle boards.

Alongside the game's imminent open beta for PC and Mac, an iOS version of Hearthstone is expected to launch in 2014.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

martingaston

Martin Gaston

Hi! I'm Martin, for some reason or another I have managed to convince the people who run GameSpot that I am actually wor
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Follow
14 comments
randomkidlol
randomkidlol

As a person who has played hearthstone, can confirm that blizzard still has no fucking clue how to balance.

Game is also semi pay2win.

lordmatsu23
lordmatsu23

"Hearthstone is still in closed beta, with an open beta expected before the end of the year."

"Alongside the game's imminent open beta for PC and Mac, an iOS version of Hearthstone is expected to launch in 2014."

It's the PC OB that's going to release at the end of the year right?  I hate contracting sentences.

Xbox1SinceDay1
Xbox1SinceDay1

This game is completely capable of being on our New Consoles. Thats what i would like to see!

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Raids! 

I hope they add them to it. I chose them when I completed the Beta test survey for them

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

I was hoping this would be a CASUAL game... not a pro one...

cgobeil
cgobeil

I can't wait for the new features !

Ombus
Ombus

raids !!!!!!!!!!!


Vexov
Vexov

MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!,  MONEY!.

Next stop Heroes of the storm, put all sorts of convenient items in the WoW store.. finally. D3 will get special dyes, transmog, pets, all sorts of other visual effect items like the wings and bone wings.


You go, Blizzard!. You know how to milk your fans dry.

wexorian
wexorian

Why this is on news? those modes are on idea phase only

eaterofsouls2
eaterofsouls2

So does "Paid Tournaments" mean HS might become an actual E-Sport?  Makes sense from what went on during Blizzcon

manbropig
manbropig

@Kaiser499 The links appear to be tailored to each individual recipient. Once they completed the survey the link is probably made invalid.