When You Can Play Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne

Find out when you can play the latest expansion, including the three-part Icecrown Citadel mission, for Blizzard's Hearthstone CCG.

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Blizzard Entertainment's latest expansion for Hearthstone, Knights of the Frozen Throne, goes live today, August 10. In fact, Knights of the Frozen Throne is already available to play in many regions. This guide will tell you when the latest Hearthstone expansion is slated to become available in your area. 

While you wait, or if you've already got the expansion loaded but are in need of tips and strategies, refer to our in-depth reviews of all the new cards Blizzard added in Knights of the Frozen Throne, and our mission briefing and deck suggestions for the Lower Citadel mission.

When Can I Play Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne?

As explained in an official blog post, Blizzard is rolling out the Knights of the Frozen throne expansion region by region. Refer to the times below to find out when the game will be available in your area. Note that all times come from Blizzard and are estimations. Some regions may go online earlier or later depending on changes in Blizzard's schedules. A perfect example occurred earlier today, when Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne went online early for North American players. If you're in a NA region, the game is available and ready for you to play.

Finally, the new Icecrown Citadel mission consists of three parts, and will be rolled out piece by piece.

Rise of the Knights of the Frozen Throne: Prologue & Lower Citadel

  • Americas Region: August 10, 12pm PT / 3p ET
  • Asian Region: August 11, 7am KST
  • Europe Region: August 11, 5am CEST

Battle for Icecrown Citadel: Upper Reaches

  • Americas Region: August 17, 10am PT / 1pm ET
  • Asia Region: August 18, 5am KST
  • Europe Region: August 18, 12:01am CEST

Showdown with the Lich King: The Frozen Throne

  • Americas Region: August 24, 10am PT / 1pm ET
  • Asia Region: August 25, 5am KST
  • Europe Region: August 25, 12:01am CEST

Make sure to check out our reviews of every card released in Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne, as well as our mission briefing and deck suggestions for the Lower Citadel mission.

Long Reads Editor