Blizzard has moved its digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft out of beta this morning.
The developer has added four new features to coincide with the release. World of Warcraft players who win three Hearthsone games in Play Mode will automatically receive the World of Warcraft Hearthsteed mount. Players who win 500 matches with a single hero in Ranked Play will receive a Golden Hero portrait that includes unique animations. Blizzard will also add new card backs to the game that can be acquired in different ways. These can be seen on the game's Facebook page.
Finally, players who disconnect during a match now have 60 seconds to reconnect and continue their match from where they left off.
“We saw some reports early on that Hearthstone might destroy the planet*,” said Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime. “We’re pleased to see that the game has been released and the planet is still here... though we apologise for all the lost productivity.”
Hearthstone is now available on PC and Mac. Blizzard intends to add iPad support soon, and iPhone, Android and Windows tablet support are all in development.