Hearthstone Features

Hearthstone Is Playing the Hits As It Revamps the Way Players Earn Their Cards

Blizzard wants to make free progression less inscrutable and intimidating.

The 25 Best Mobile Games for iOS and Android

From smartphones to tablets, these are the best games you can get on your iOS and Android devices. Now updated for 2020!

A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.

Blizzard's Commitment to Free Expression Doesn't Mean Much With Blitzchung Still Banned

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard calls its suspension of Blitzchung for voicing support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests a "tough Hearthstone esports moment."

Blizzard's Very Bad October Just Keeps Getting Worse

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Blizzard's ban on Hearthstone player Blitzchung catches the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike.

Starting Screen | Blizzard's Troubled 2019 Finds the Once Invincible Studio at a Crossroads

This past year has found Blizzard embroiled in one controversy after another. What does it say about its future?

"It's Hypocritical for Blizzard to Punish Blitzchung but Not Us"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Activision Blizzard has always been a vigorous advocate for freedom of expression.

Blizzard is in an Even Bigger Mess Than the NBA on China, and It Has No One to Blame But Itself

Blizzard's handling of the Hearthstone controversy is an international mess of its own making.

How Warcraft's Art Has Evolved and Shaped Blizzard's Games Over 25 Years

Blizzard senior art director Samwise Didier takes us through the 25 year evolution of Warcraft's art.

Ben Brode on How Blizzard Will Keep Hearthstone's Metagame Fresh in the Wake of Witchwood 's Release

We talk to Blizzard about one of Hearthstone's biggest challenges in the Year of the Raven.

Inside Hearthstone's Surprisingly Chill Pro Scene

Whatever expectations you have about esports, Hearthstone breaks the mold.

The Hearthstone Devs Go In-Depth on Dungeon Runs, and Address Safety at Fireside Gatherings

BlizzCon 2017 Interview: "The kind of reception we got to the Nemsy promotion was slightly shocking and we definitely need to do better."

Hearthstone's Developers Hint How They'll Fix the Warlock in the Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion

We talk to one of Hearthstone's senior designers about the game's most broken class, new cards, and lots more.

Starting Screen | All I Want in Life is an Authentic NES Controller

STARTING SCREEN | Sometimes a real controller can make all the difference. Plus: Hail to the Hungry Crab, 7th Saga, and a new addition to the USgamer team!

A Fond Farewell to League of Explorers and Reno Jackson

A bunch of Hearthstone's adventurers are rotating out today with the launch of Journey to Un'Goro. We bid adieu.

Hearthstone: Having Fun with Control Priest and Jade Golem Druid Decks

And why building your own Hearthstone decks can be highly rewarding.

BlizzCon 2016 Reactions: The Original Diablo is a Brilliant Anniversary Gift

Plus: A requiem for StarCraft II, and fans react to Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.

The Reset Button: Waiting for the Dust to Settle in Hearthstone's New Metagame

Some people tinker with and invent new strategies. Other people are like Kat.

Whispers of the Old Gods: Designing C'Thun, the State of the Hunter, and Lessons Learned From The Grand Tournament

HEARTHSTONE INTERVIEW: Designer Dean Ayala goes in-depth on the upcoming expansion.

Whispers of the Old Gods is a Big (and Scary) Moment for Hearthstone

With their latest expansion, Blizzard is designing without a net. Here's hoping they're up to the challenge.

Hearthstone's New Expansion: Breaking Down Whispers of the Old God's New Cards and Launch Details

Blizzard's card game goes Lovecraft for its next expansion. We break down the new cards and what to expect.

The Race to Become the Next Big eSport

COVER STORY: From Halo to Rocket League, seemingly every developer wants their game to be a big-time eSport, and the stakes are even higher than you realize.

State of the Meta: Kat and Jaz Weigh in on Hearthstone Going into 2016

Where does Hearthstone's competitive game stand after League of Explorers?

USgamer's Best Games of 2015: Best Quest

PART SIX: The most memorable storylines of the year. (Spoilers, maybe?)

The First League of Explorers Wing is Great, Even if the Rewards Are More Mixed

Blizzard kicks off another enjoyable solo adventure for Hearthstone.

A New Hearthstone Adventure is Coming: The League of Explorers

Blizzard will release another round of unique solo challenges starting November 12.

The Aftermath: Why Blizzard Nerfed the Grim Patron, and What it Means for Hearthstone

Blizzard's Warsong Commander nerf has gone live, effectively removing one of Hearthstone's most dominant decks.

A Look at Day 1 of The Grand Tournament, Hearthstone's New Expansion

The Shaman is making waves on launch day.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 19: Mailbag! RPG Soundtracks, Victor Vran, and More

We take your questions and talk about what we've been playing the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

Hearthstone Turn Hero Powers Into a Strength With The Grand Tournament Expansion

Plus: Hearthstone's problem with power creep.

Comfort Food Games: Hearthstone

Blizzard's easy-to-learn, difficult-to-master card game is perfect digital escapism.

Join USgamer's Podcast as It Hops on Gaming's "Soft Reboot" Bandwagon

From US To You! adopts a new format just in time for E3 madness. Up this week: Metal Gear, PC gaming, and Hearthstone.

World of Warcraft Loses 3 Million Subscribers As Blizzard Evolves

Warlords of Draenor packed the house or a few months, but now WoW is back in old territory.

Clash of the Cards: Hearthstone vs. SolForge

Hearthstone isn't the only digital collectible card game out there. But are its rivals any good? We put Blizzard's title up against SolForge, a title developed as a collaboration between Magic: The Gathering designer Richard Garfield and Ascension creators Stone Blade Entertainment.

Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas: Where Death is a Power-Up

Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell explored what the 30 new cards will mean for Blizzard's card strategy game.

Hearthstone: How to Earn Gold Fast and the Best Ways to get Free Cards

In our second Hearthstone how-to, we check out all the ways you can get gold in Hearthstone without spending real-world money.

Hearthstone Tips and Strategies: Beginner's Glossary, Guide to Terms, Deck Types

In our first Hearthstone how-to, we look at the most important thing of all: learning how to talk the talk.

Wings of Desire: My Favorite Hearthstone Card

Eurogamer's Christian Donlan explores Hearthstone's Onyxia card, and why he's never going to use it again.

Hearthstone: Blizzard's Secret Weapon

Eurogamer's Richard Cobbett asks what's in the cards for Warcraft's new cousin, and the future it predicts?

Why Hearthstone is Blizzard's Next Blockbuster

Blizzard's new collectible digital card game is an absolute blast to play... but be warned. It's phenomenally addictive too.