Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft cover
Developers
Blizzard Entertainment
Engines
Unity[1]
Release dates
Windows March 11, 2014
macOS (OS X) March 11, 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft guide at StrategyWiki
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft at Wikipedia
Warcraft
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans 1994
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness 1995
Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition 2000
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos 2002
World of Warcraft 2004
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 2014
Warcraft III: Reforged 2019

Key points

Available for free

General information

Official website
Official forums
Official technical support forum (EU)
Wowpedia - A huge wiki mainly for World of Warcraft, but also handles anything Warcraft universe related
/r/hearthstone's Resources page - A compilation of links to various websites, guides, and community databases
Hearthstone Players - A community resource site for the game
HearthPwn - Another community resource site for the game

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Battle.net
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All versions require Battle.net DRM and a constant internet connection for all game modes, as well as a free Battle.net account.
All expansions and Adventure packs (excluding Heroes) can be purchased with in-game gold, making them effectively "free" (700 gold per Adventure pack "wing", with each Adventure pack containing 4-5 wings)
Individual cards from all released decks can be made via the in-game crafting system (even discontinued expansions). Note that cards from Adventure packs can only be crafted once they have been discontinued
As of February 2, 2016, expansions and Adventure packs older than 2 years after initial release will no longer be sold in the in-game store, with newer expansions taking their place[2]
Cards from discontinued expansions and Adventure packs cannot be used in Standard play[3]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Curse of Naxxramas Discontinued Adventure pack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Goblins vs. Gnomes Discontinued expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Blackrock Mountain Discontinued Adventure pack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
The Grand Tournament Discontinued expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
League of Explorers Discontinued Adventure pack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Whispers of the Old Gods Expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
One Night in Karazhan Adventure pack.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Journey to Un'Goro Expansion.
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Blizzard\Hearthstone\options.txt
macOS (OS X) ~/Applications/Hearthstone/client.config

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
No 21:9 resolutions available.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
The "full screen" option in-game is borderless by default. There is no normal full screen.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Add "vsync=1" or "vsync=0" to the configuration file to turn it ON or OFF.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Set Quality to High.[4]

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse, touch Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse driven.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Touchscreen optimised
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master and music.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Labeled as "Sound In Background".

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Can switch between US and UK English.
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Italian
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Thai

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
2 Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 1119, 3724
UDP 1119, 3724
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
OpenGL 2 OS X only.[citation needed]
Shader Model support 3
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Battle.net

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium D
AMD Athlon 64 X2
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6800
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro
256 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT
ATI Radeon HD 4850
512 MB of VRAM
Support for Windows XP and Windows Vista will be dropped some time in 2017. The game will no longer run on these versions after this change.[5]
macOS (OS X)
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5 10.11
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core i3
System memory (RAM) 2 GB 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 3 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
ATI Radeon HD 5670

References