Now that Hearthstone is available on your phone, it’s playable almost anywhere

hearthstone mobile phones
Since it entered open beta in January of last year, Hearthstone has enjoyed immense popularity. After its initial launch on the PC and Mac, it headed to the iPad and then to Android tablets. And late last year it was announced that the game was indeed coming to phones as well.

Now that time has come. The final slots in Blizzard’s multi-platform lineup for Hearthstone were filled yesterday as the game was finally released for both the iPhone and Android phones.

If you’ve played the game before, it will seem familiar if a little shrunk down. While most elements are proportionally smaller, some have been enlarged for better visibility on smaller screens.

Upon launching, you’ll be prompted to log in to your Battle.net account if you’ve played before. Novice players are taken right to the tutorial and their first set of free cards.

Even if you’ve been playing Hearthstone since the open beta, you’ll still get something for free by downloading the mobile version of the game. Playing a match in Play, Arena, or Practice mode earns newbies and veterans alike a free Classic card pack.

For Android users, the only listed system requirement is 1GB RAM, though Blizzard points out that some devices have compatibility issues. Android 5.0 Lollipop is recommended as well. Many popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8, and Moto X are listed as verified working.

For iPhone users, the requirements are much more simple: The game requires iOS 5.0 or later, and any phone from the iPhone 4s and up will run it. Obviously, the better screens on later models will make for better visibility.

To download the game for your phone, head to either the App Store or the Google Play Store. If you’re not sure that your phone is compatible, check the Blizzard system requirements page for Hearthstone.

Product Review

The Division 2 brings the most fun we've ever had to Washington, D.C.

After spending 30 hours with The Division 2, it’s clear that Ubisoft has improved on the original in almost every way. The world is richly detailed, the story missions are wonderful, gunplay and enemy design are great, and the open world…
Mobile

Here are our favorite features in Google’s first Android Q beta

Google has released the first beta for Android Q, and with it a number of great new features -- including faster sharing, better control over permissions like location, and more. Here are our top five favorite new features in Android Q.
Mobile

How to download and install Google’s next-gen Android Q beta?

The first beta for Google's next-generation mobile operating system, Android Q, is finally here -- and you can download and install it yourself. Here's how to download and install the Android Q beta.
Mobile

The first Android Q beta is available. Here's what we know about it

Android Pie recently rolled out, but it's already time to look ahead to Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile OS. We've seen a number of rumors and leaks come out about the operating system, and now it's available for beta testing.
Mobile

T-Mobile, unlocked Galaxy Note 9 phones finally getting Android Pie update

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Deals

Walmart drops a rare deal on the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

When it comes to gaming, you're really only as good as the equipment you use. Which is why a lot of folks choose to upgrade to the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller after buying the console.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Write music with your voice, make homemade cheese

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Deals

The best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for March 2019

Looking to score Nintendo's latest console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including discounts on bundles that feature must-have games like Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Zelda: Breath of…
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.
Gaming

Get Corsair’s best mechanical keyboard at a decent discount

From March 17 to 23, you can get one of the best mechanical keyboards around at a great price. The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is normally $200, but this week you can pick one up from Amazon for $160.
Gaming

Overwatch League teams will host home games starting in 2020

Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer revealed plans for the teams to start hosting games in their home cities next year. The teams will play half of their games at home and the other half visiting other teams.
Gaming

How do the revised Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles stack up?

Microsoft's new Xbox One S and Sony's PlayStation 4 "Slim" have bucked the generational gaming console trend. But which of these stopgap systems is worth spending your paycheck on?
Gaming

Our Fortnite: Battle Royale building tips and tricks will help you survive

Fortnite: Battle Royale sets itself apart from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with its building mechanics. From gathering resources, to making cover on the fly, to building towers, here is how to build like a pro.