Blizzard just revealed Hearthstone’s Rise of Shadows expansion will have a simultaneous global release.
This means no matter where you are in the world, you can start opening your Rise of Shadows packs alongside everyone else.
Blizzard revealed the ambitious launch plans in a tweet with an accompanying list of times for certain parts of each region—it looks like the expansion will become available at 12pm CT in America.
In a post on the forums that accompanied the announcement, Blizzard made sure to point out that these are “estimated launch times,” meaning they aren’t for certain yet. Although the Hearthstone team is usually on point with the release of content, technical hiccups can affect anyone. If you try to log on during April 9 to bust open your new packs and you haven’t received a patch, check the PlayHearthstone Twitter to make sure there aren’t any technical issues before panicking.
Even if you don’t plan on investing in packs, don’t forget to log in and get your free Archmage Vargoth Legendary. The Rise of Shadows expansion will be playable on April 9.