Blizzard’s wildly popular card game Hearthstone is now on Android and iOS, which means our last refuge from the game has finally fallen. The game interface is largely the same, and players will feel right at home while switching over to the smaller display.
It was only a matter of time before Hearthstone made the transition to mobile devices; and Blizzard has been promising the Android and iOS versions for a while now. As usual, card collections are shared across devices for the same account; meaning that players shifting over to the smartphone version will have access to their hard earn rares and legendaries.
Players playing a game from the Android or iOS versions of Hearthstone for the first time will receive a free Classic card pack. It doesn’t matter which game mode they start up, or even if they lose. To be fair, it was easier with the tablet version of Hearthstone that rewarded people for simply logging into their accounts.
Hearthstone will not function on some lower end smartphones, and Blizzards system requirements indicate that a phone needs at least 1GB of RAM and Android 4.0 or later to run properly. Naturally, a larger display would also be very helpful for reading card text.
Hearthstone is now available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, and can also be downloaded from the Amazon App Store. However, there is still no word on whether a Windows Phone version will be appearing.