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Hearthstone Beta Account Wipe Coming Soon

Blizzard have posted a notice on their Hearthstone blog page that an account wipe will be coming soon which will affect all participants of the beta. What this wipe entails is a total clearance of every players progression, cards, arcane dust and gold.
Once the wipe has been completed, all players will then be at square one and enter the game as a totally brand new player, even having to complete the tutorial missions again.

Thankfully, for all those players that have purchased card packs and arena entrances using real money will be reimbursed with in-game gold of the equivalent value.

A couple examples: Tim bought the $2.99 bundle for 2 packs during the beta. After the wipe, he will receive 200 gold (100 gold per pack x 2 packs.) Janet bought the $49.99 bundle for 40 packs during the beta. She also bought 3 Arena entries. Janet will receive 4450 gold (100 gold x 40 packs + 150 gold X 3 Arena runs) after the wipe has been completed.

Fret not over your golden Geblin card, as that will still be part of your collection after you have completed your opening games, but the main reason behind this wipe is due to Blizzard preparing quite an extensive update to both the game and hardware, details of which are quite sketchy at the moment.

We do know that there will be some balancing being performed in regards to some decks, along with possible card combinations however, until we have patch notes we really cannot say what will actually happen.

Hardware wise, Blizzard are expanding on their server structure for Hearthstone meaning a larger pool of players will be able to enjoy this tremendous card game, also this does mean more beta opt-in invitations will be sent out but again, details on when this may be is a closely guarded secret.

We will update you all on what the update entails, when the wipe will happen and when more beta opt-in waves are expected to hit in due course.

Wedgeh | 27th September, 2013

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