Hearthstone news: January 9, 2014


Test Season 2 begins TODAY!

Today marks the big day, the second test ladder season begins after maintenance today! Everyone's back to The Angry Chicken rank, and the race to Legend is back on!

Here are the details for maintenance:

NA: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
EU: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
KR/TW: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
CN: 12:00 PM - 2:00PM PST

*From Blizzard's posted times, times may be different.

Hearthstone Beta Opt-In Account Access

A couple of the "Blues" have released some infromation on the final wave of Closed Beta invites for everyone who has flagged their accounts prior to January 7, 2014:

"Opt-ins for the Hearthstone beta test were disabled yesterday, but anyone that opted in before the opt-ins were disabled will still be sent an invite to the Hearthstone beta test before Open Beta begins.

We currently plan to invite all remaining opt-ins via direct account flagging and it will be done as one large wave. This invite wave has not yet happened, as we are still compiling the full list of accounts to be flagged. A notice will be sent once the wave happens.

Once the accounts are flagged, the Hearthstone license should show up in Battle.net Account Management.

If you opted in by Jan 7, 2014, and haven't yet attached a beta key, your account will be flagged for access sometime in the next couple of weeks. There won't be a key required, nor will you be sent a notification email. Check your Battle.net Account management page every so often in the coming days."