'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Blizzard Entertainment's digital card trading game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad soft-launched today in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, after launching for Mac in March.

    The free-to-play collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe, allowing players to compete with Magic the Gathering-style decks in one-on-one fights via Battle.net or against the computer. The iPad version of the game will connect to Battle.net accounts, syncing with the PC/Mac version.

    While the game is currently only available to players in New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, as a soft-launch for testing purposes, the game should launch worldwide soon. Blizzard is also planning to release an iPhone app later this year.

    Article Link: 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada
     
  2. ck2875, Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014

    macrumors 6502

    ck2875

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Location:
    Brighton
    #2
    Edit: Tried out the game. It seems alright. A lot like Magic the Gathering.
     
  3. macrumors 601

    Icaras

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    California, United States
    #3
    Been playing the Mac client of this and it's really fun. But I've really been waiting for the iPad version. Can't wait!
     
  4. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
  5. macrumors 6502

    bpcookson

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Location:
    MA
    #5
    I've really been looking forward to the iPad implementation, but still didn't expect it for quite some time. This is a very nice surprise!
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Koulie

    Joined:
    May 19, 2013
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #6
    This sure was a lot earlier than expected!
    As usual this app is coming down under first for a stress test, it should be available for the States soon after.
    Kudos to Blizzard for their unparalleled cross-platform support, they really keep the Mac Gamer's in the picture.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    #7
    As a non-magic player, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this game much. I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. It was moderately fun in the beginning, but as I've discovered the depth and strategy available it's really become addicting. It can be competitive and rewarding or just a simple distraction. Satisfying both the semi-casual and hardcore player. I predict that wide user demographic, combined with the enticing IAP will make Hearthstone 'clash of clans' big.
     
  8. macrumors 68040

    the8thark

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    #8
    Edited to fit on the forums. And taken by me after I played my first iPad match.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    Oppressed

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    #9
    For those in America, simply change your iTunes Store region to Canada and sign up for a new iTunes account. Download the app with the new account then switch to your old account.
     
  10. macrumors regular

    Jeaz

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Location:
    Sweden
    #10
    Yeah, this is a lot sooner than they've given the impression of before. Really nice and looking forward to this, always said the iPad felt like the most natural platform for this game.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    #11
    Soooooo are they (Apple) ever going to let OSX and iOS players interact? :rolleyes:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    redscull

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    #12
    Anyone paid real money for a booster pack yet within the app? Does it go through Apple's in-app-purchase system, giving Apple a 30% cut and allowing players to spend iTunes credits? Or does Blizzard somehow force you to use external battle.net funds?
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    #13
    It goes through Apple's system, which leaves me pleasantly surprised that packs cost the same on iOS as they do on the desktop.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    #14
    Can i put this on my UK account ipad if i download it on an australian account?

    Thanks
     
  15. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    #15
    I thought they'd have to per Apple's policy on pricing objects?
     
  16. macrumors member

    MacGod

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    #16
    Lot of extra work to get a game that will probably appear in US in the next week or two - I can wait - not that hard up to play Hearthstone.
     
  17. macrumors 603

    Menel

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Location:
    ATL
    #17
    Its actually kind of fun. I never played magic cards or the like.

    It's surprisingly easy to grasp.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    #18
  19. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Location:
    A never-ending loop
    #19
    Easily takes 5-10 minutes. I played at least 5 regular games and ran an arena last night. Well worth the extra work to get it now if you ask me.
     
  20. macrumors 65816

    dec.

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    #20
    Wow, Canada gets something before the US and most of the rest of the world (besides gay marriage lol)?

    And what is this "Spotify" that people have been talking about for some time now? Or "Google All Access Music"?

    Anyway, I've only played it on my computer sometime last week, but I can see the iPad version definitely keeping me far more busy :D .
     
  21. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    #21
    I don't understand. It is cross-platform.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    #22
    Just use iTunes Radio...oh, wait...
     
  23. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2014
    #23
    Didn't work. It asks for my credit card. I enter all 3 that I have and it says those are not usable in this countries apple store.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    #24
    - Have an email address not attached to iTunes or Apple in any way.
    - Log out of iTunes on your computer, switch stores to the Canada store (lower right hand corner)
    - Goto Hearthstone, click "Free"
    - Select the "Create New" option and use this email that has never been used by Apple
    - When it comes to the payment screen, you should be able to select "None". I was able to after I relented and made a new email address just for this.

    Enjoy :D
     

Share This Page