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The Hearthstone beta has been going on for
quite some time now and the lucky players who have received beta invites
have had a great chance to try the game out. The best part of the beta
is thus far no major problems seem to have presented themselves and thus
far no one has had to deal with the dreaded full game wipe, even though
we knew it would eventually come. That is...until now. On the 26th of
September, Blizzard poster Zeriyah announced that the wipe the
Hearthstone team had foreseen was incoming in the very near future.
Wondering exactly what this game wipe means for you and the Hearthstone
beta? Don't panic! Read on to learn all the important information you
need to know about the Hearthstone beta wipe:


At the start of the Hearthstone beta the idea
was put out there that eventually an entire wipe of all information
would be needed. This would be essential as cards were proven to be
overpowered and to make major adjustments to every aspect of the game
play. Now the time has finally come to put this wipe into effect, but
what does that mean for you?
Much like a raid wipe in World of Warcraft, a wiping of the Hearthstone
beta will reset everything. This includes gold, experience, class
levels, arcane dust, unlocked cards, and every other aspect of the game
you can think of. Basically, when you load up the game after the wipe it
will be like loading it for the first time. You will ultimately be a
brand new player, with no saved information at all. This means you will
need to do the tutorial and work your way back up just like you did when
you first got your beta key.

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Oh No! My Real Monies!

If you are one of the dedicated players who
spent real cash
in Hearthstone you may be wondering if this total wipe
will mean it will be a total loss for you as well. The answer is a
resounding no. Any money you have spent to date in Hearthstone will not
be a total waste. Real money spent in the game will be reimbursed back
to your profile as gold. This means you can repurchase the same number
of packs and Arena tickets that you already had, without investing any
more money. For each real money bought card pack, you will get 100 gold.
Each Arena entry bought with real money will get you 150 gold. However,
with that good news in mind it is important to note that it isn't all
sunshine and rainbows here. Packs purchased after the wipe will be
different from the ones you purchased previously. This means it will be
highly unlikely to get the same cards again. With that being said, gold
garnered from real money purchased can be spent in any way you desire.
This means even if the gold came from you buying card packs, you can
choose to spend it on Arena entry tickets instead.

Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque

Another worry that many players may express is if their Golden Gelbin
Mekkatorque card, gotten from helping to test the store, will vanish in
the wipe. Once again, good news. Gelbin will be ready and waiting for
you when you log back into Hearthstone. Well, at least he will be after
you complete the tutorial. As soon as the player completes the battle
against Illidan (who is still not prepared the second time around), you
will receive the “Beta Hero” quest reward which will automatically grant
you your Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque. This will also be the point at which
any gold owed to you from real money purchases will appear.

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Future Wipes in Hearthstone

Thankfully, we can rest assured that this may
very well be the only time we have to face the dreaded wipe. While many
betas wipe their beta tests clean

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, Hearthstone
developers anticipate that only one will be needed before the official
release of the game. Even better news, and even more unusual for a beta,
is that any progress you make during the testing phase will transfer
over to the release. In short, you get to keep all your crap, including
levels, cards, and ranks. That about wraps it up concerning the upcoming
wipe of the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft beta. Are you prepared for
the wipe? Do you think one wipe of the game is realistic or will we see
more in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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