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Hearthstone: The Witchwood is live

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I hope you've got your "janky evens-only decks" ready for action, because the big moment has arrived: Hearthstone: The Witchwood is now live. Blizzard has rolled out the expansion worldwide, except for China, where it will arrive several hours later. Current estimates have it coming at around 6 pm ET. 

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Don't forget that logging into the game will, for a limited time, net you three card packs and a random Class legendary from the expansion. And in case you missed it, we recently spoke with Hearthstone game director Ben Brode about the expansion, recent troubles with the ladder, and the never-ending quest for the Unicorn deck.

Update: Unsurprisingly, it appears that everyone is diving into the expansion at once, and the servers are struggling to keep up. So far it doesn't appear that anything is actually "wrong" in the strictest sense, but don't be surprised if you encounter some sluggishness over the next few hours.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.