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The Options menu

The Options menu is a sub-screen opened through clicking the 'Options' button from the Game Menu, accessed through the cog-wheel icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen, and available at any time. It allows players to adjust settings for graphics and sounds, as well as privacy-related and other miscellaneous settings.

The Miscellaneous section is removed from the menu during play, and while in certain menu screens, such as the Solo Adventures screen.


The Graphics section has the following options:

  • Resolution
  • Quality (Low/Medium/High)
  • Frame Rate (Low (30fps) / Medium (60 fps) / High (120fps))
  • Toggle Fullscreen (On/Off)


The Sound section has the following options:

  • Master Volume for all sounds
  • Music Volume for music only
  • Toggle Sound in Background (Whether or not sound will play while Hearthstone isn't an active window)


The Other section has two options:

  • Allow Friends to Spectate my Games
  • Enable Screen Shake

The Other section also has two sub-sections:


The miscellaneous section allows players to watch the credits.


The Privacy Settings menu

In addition to having buttons to view the privacy policy, the privacy settings have the following options:

Social Options[]

  • Toggle Enable chat messages
  • Toggle Enable personalized shop offers
  • Toggle Enable nearby friends

Device options[]

  • Enable location settings


Patch changes[]

  • VSC Logo.pngPatch (2022-05-13): Frame rate option added.
  • United in Stormwind logo.pngPatch (2021-08-31): Personalized shop offers toggle added.
  • Scholomance Academy logo.pngPatch (2020-07-30): Screen shake toggle option added.
  • Blackrock Mountain logo.png Patch (2015-06-15): Card backs are now selected through the Collection instead of the Options menu.
  • Goblins vs Gnomes logo.png Patch (2014-12-04):
    • The Options menu has been redesigned slightly. The window is now slightly wider, and the header and section captions are much larger, while most of the options themselves have been shrunk.
    • The Miscellaneous section has been moved to the right to make room for a new Preferences section. This section hosts the previous option, Enable Challenging Nearby Players - Friends List, as well as a new option: Allow Friends to Spectate my Games.
    • The Credits and Cinematics buttons are no longer covered over during play and certain other times, rather the entire Miscellaneous section is now removed, with the new Preferences section centralised in its absence.
  • Patch (2014-05-08): The Options menu now allows players to watch the credits or the cinematic.
  • Patch (2013-12-10): You now have the option to keep the sound playing while the game is running in the background.