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HearthstoneMay 2, 2017 1:00 pm CT

Free Hearthstone packs to celebrate 70 million players

As Hearthstone hits a staggering milestone of 70 million players, they’re celebrating by giving 3 free Journey to Un’goro card packs to everyone who logs into the game between now and the end of May. Their announcement also mentions, with the release of Journey to Un’goro, there were more active same-day players than at any other point in the game’s history. Though the game is over three years old now, it’s still going strong.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)

It’s a good thing that there’s always room for one more, because the tavern has now welcomed over 70 Million players! On top of that, with Journey to Un’Goro, Hearthstone had more players playing together on the same day—around the whole world—than at any point in its history!

The Next Round’s on US!

We’re humbled and grateful that so many players have chosen to join us for some Hearthstone fun. As our way of saying thanks, starting today through the end of May, everyone who logs in will receive three free Journey to Un’Goro card packs. Yup! Everyone! Even new players! Just log in to claim your bonus packs!

We look forward to sharing many more years of Hearthstone with you. Hold on to your mug, and let’s find out where the journey will take us, together!

To put these numbers in perspective, World of Warcraft was considered a gaming behemoth when it hit its peak of 12 million subscribers back in 2010, though 100 million total accounts had been created as of January 2014. Diablo III is one of the best-selling games of all time with 30 million sales, and Overwatch recently announced 30 million of its own.

Hearthstone and its 70 million aren’t directly comparable to any of those titles due to its free-to-play nature, but the numbers are still worth examining. Those World of Warcraft numbers might be telling: even though WoW had 100 million total accounts, the maximum number of accounts active at any one time was 12 million. 70 million players have downloaded Hearthstone, but we don’t know how many are actually playing. Still, Journey to Un’goro suggests the game hasn’t peaked yet. However many active players they have, it’s more than at any other time in the game’s history.

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