I've just started to play Hearthstone and I'm going to play it on my mobile phone while traveling.

I wonder how much data does the mobile app use on average for an online game?

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According to DisguisedToast's testing a year ago, an average game of Hearthstone takes about 150kb of data.

Disguised Toast's infographic

Comment thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/32pgus/hearthstone_on_phones_data_usage_battery_drain/?st=isnec4pg&sh=b7259aa6

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    Jeez up to 10% battery loss per game. Nice that it's so low on data though. Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 16:36
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    @BritishFerret 10% may seem like a lot, but I'll take the battery usage of Hearthstone over Pokemon Go any day Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 21:17
  • I don't know anything about Hearthstone - what do they mean by control warrior vs control warrior? Is this a joke or an actual mode that might consume ridiculous amounts of data?
    – Random832
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 22:21
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    @Random832, It's a joke. A control vs control match up can last a very long time because both sides are waiting for the other side to make their move. In the case of warrior they just build up armor during this waiting period which makes the game last even longer.
    – kicken
    Commented Sep 3, 2016 at 22:25
  • Control vs control got me laughing.
    – Kim Minseo
    Commented Sep 5, 2016 at 9:56

Data usage seems relatively low, but in my experience the battery drain become an issue very quickly. Would recommend an external battery or staying plugged in if possible.

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