The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone The Hearthstone icon Hearthstone (formerly known as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 1] 2]) is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It was first announced in a presentation by Rob Pardo at the . The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta The Hearthstone beta was the beta test phase in the development of Hearthstone, following the alpha test. The beta test began in its closed phase in the Americas region on Aug. 16th 2013, and in testing phase in the Americas region.
An alpha test is the phase of testing before beta testing A beta test, or beta, is the phase of development after alpha testing but before launch, in which software is released to a group of potential users for testing. Hearthstone s beta test began in the . It represents a product which is not yet fully functional, but which is being tested among a relatively select group. Once all major featuresSpecial attraction have been implemented and major bugs fixed, the game will likely move on to the beta testing phase, with releaseAnnounce to a far larger group of players.
For an exploration of developments and design decisions during the alpha phase, see Design and development of Hearthstone Busy night... but there s always room for another! This page aims to document Hearthstone s design and development, from the cornerstones of its initial conception to present-day philosophies and design paradigms. For a quick overview of .
- Patch 18.104.22.16864
- Alpha patch 2 Alpha patch 2 is a patch administered during Hearthstone s alpha test. The patch was made available on Aug. 12th 2013. No official patch notes were released with this patch, but Hearthpwn.com s announcement can be found
- Patch 22.214.171.12488
- Patch 126.96.36.19940
The following sample images are from an unknown build, likely prior to Patch 188.8.131.5288. For a large selection of images from the game`s alpha, see Design and development of Hearthstone Busy night... but there s always room for another! This page aims to document Hearthstone s design and development, from the cornerstones of its initial conception to present-day philosophies and design paradigms. For a quick overview of .