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Hearthstone squeezes 20 million players into its virtual tavern

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“Boys, look who it is!” – is one of the many introductions you’ll hear the barkeep say when you start up a game of Hearthstone. What a friendly fellow, at least he acknowledges my existence and makes me feel loved… does he not get tired though? Apparently he has had 20 million customers walk through that door!

No really, according to Blizzard, the Hearthstone player count has topped 20 million players worldwide. The announcement came via the Blizzard Hearthstone Twitter account.

“Heh, find a seat if you can!” – is another of the barkeep’s introductions. I never did take him seriously, but I guess he really meant it. How on earth am I meant to enjoy a quiet evening surrounded by all those millions?

What’s really mind boggling is that Hearthstone came out (on PC) around March sometime – barely 6 months ago. It’s quite impressive that the player count has gone that high, especially considering that it’s a card game! It has since been launched on iPad and Windows 8 Touch, and will be coming to iPhone and Android at some point (what is this, a card game for ants?). We can expect that player count to get higher and higher.

I haven’t touched the game for months. I really started out as an addict, but one too many sheep minions later and I was over it. It also ran at the speed of snail on my iPad Mini, which made it even more annoying to play. What about you? Are you still a frequent tavern visitor?

Last Updated: September 16, 2014


  1. I try pry it from my wife’s death grip. She is addicted and so am I when I’m not playing Destiny


  2. tymcioszek

    September 16, 2014 at 09:45

    I really love hearthstone.. Yesterday i found Hellscream.. he is AMAZING 😀


  3. MrChinwag

    September 16, 2014 at 09:51

    I play it not as often as i should..i like playing till about level 15 or so in rank just to make sure i get the new backs


  4. Admiral Chief Assassin

    September 16, 2014 at 10:03



  5. Rinceable

    September 16, 2014 at 10:13

    Wow, that is rather damn mental.


  6. Bjorn

    September 16, 2014 at 10:17

    I play it everyday, the new Naxx expansion has really helped shit the meta away form Miracle rogue which was hugely prevalent and difficult to deal with.

    There is a huge learning curve for the game and to be really good you have to be really good with decision making and deck building.


    • Nick

      September 16, 2014 at 10:41

      Dat spelling error xD


      • Bjorn

        September 16, 2014 at 10:57

        haha shift*


  7. Macethy

    September 16, 2014 at 10:24

    I played it for about 3 days and then stopped, lost interest in it very quickly and had no urge to build my own decks. Might go back to it at some point but Diablo is eating all my time now.


  8. Macethy

    September 16, 2014 at 10:25

    20 million users in 6 months? “LOL PC GAEMING IS DIEING YOU GUYZ!”


  9. Jonah Cash

    September 16, 2014 at 10:35

    Like the game!! Best game for the bog!!


  10. Thats_how_I_Troll

    September 16, 2014 at 11:02

    I think Hearthstone rocks! Does make me want to pull my hair out every now and then, but then again, so does the opponents at times I suppose… Also like the hearthbattles site and community as its local guys competing in competitions….


  11. MakeItLegal

    September 16, 2014 at 13:33

    Dig this game play at least once a day …


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