Now that Blizzards new online trading card game is getting more and more popular, further details on the open beta phase have been announced. The plenty of speculations about the wipe of certain cards and statistics have been swept out of the way as well.
Since the most recent patch, which has been released a few days ago to change some of the cards and solve issues, could potentially cause problems, Blizzard doesn't want to be in a hurry with the open beta and take some time in order to be able to prevent complications.
However, according to an official blog post of Jason Chayes
, the open beta is almost here. He also states that everyone who signed up for the beta before December 16 will get their keys today (December 20, 2013). The registration will be available until January 7, 2014, it won't be possible to participate in the closed beta afterwards.
After the mentioned date (January 7, 2014), there will be an open beta, yet the exact date is currently unknown. Once again, to clarify things: The open beta will not start at 07.01.2014, but shortly afterwards. As stated, there won't be another card wipe, so you can keep collecting cards!
If you didn't sign up for the beta yet, you can do that here
. To join discussions take a look into the Hearthstone forum