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Hearthstone for Switch is a topic that seems to come up every so often. Over the past year or so, Blizzard has been asked about the possibility a few times. The responses have varied slightly, but ultimately the answer given is that there aren’t any plans.

Hearthstone game director Ben Brode reiterated as such during an interview at PAX East 2018 this past weekend. After acknowledging that it’s “possible,” Brode quickly added that the team doesn’t “have any plans to do that.” He indicated that fans can play on mobile or tablets despite being a “big fan” of Switch himself.

In the past, Blizzard has sounded open to the idea of having Hearthstone on Switch. Last April for example, senior game designer Mike Donais said that “it’s a good discussion worth having.”

Unfortunately, at least for now, Blizzard is ruling out a Switch version of Hearthstone. When asked about rumors about it crossing over to Nintendo’s platform, game designer Dean Ayala simply stated: “There are no plans to move Hearthstone to the Nintendo Switch.”

Ayala could be playing coy, but the more probable answer is that it’s just not happening.


Hearthstone, Blizzard’s popular collectible card game, has stayed on mobile and PC since its launch a few years ago. With Switch out on the market, fans are wondering if it could eventually land on the new console.

Express Online did ask Hearthstone senior game designer Mike Donais about the possibility. “I personally haven’t talked about it but I’m more focused on card design,” he said. “Hearthstone is available on iPads and phones, so it’s a good discussion worth having.”

Director Jeff Kaplan recently said in a Reddit AMA that bringing Hearthstone to Switch would be “very challenging”. However, he also noted that the team is “always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”