Hearthstone Crosses 70 Million Players, Everyone Gets Free Card Packs
Everyone’s favorite free-to-play collectible card game, Hearthstone, has officially crossed seventy million players worldwide.
In an announcement, Blizzard revealed that the recent release of Journey to Un’Goro also broke past records for the most active players in a single day. However, no numbers were shared as to just how many were playing the new expansion pack simultaneously.
To celebrate the milestone, the developer has gifted three Journey to Un’Goro card packs to every single member of the Hearthstone community. Regardless of region or activity, just log into your account to access the freebies.
“We look forward to sharing many more years of Hearthstone with you,” said Blizzard. “Hold on to your mug, and let’s find out where the journey will take us, together!”
Last month, game director Ben Brode revealed that the development team is already done with the next expansion pack and finalizing the expansion pack after that. Additionally, it is also busy pinning initial concept designs for the third one to release next year.
While Hearthstone is clearly boasting a large audience, its profits has fallen off in recent years. In March, research firm SuperData stated that the game’s revenue stream continues to follow a year-over-year and month-over-month downward trend on all platforms, including PC. However, it is most bleak on mobile platforms where it currently stands at its lowest point yet.
Hearthstone began its Year of the Mammoth earlier this month with the release of Journey to Un’Goro. Several cards from the classic set were retired to the wild format. All content from Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers was also cycled out.