During BlizzCon 2019, the Hearthstone developers were on hand to announce a new expansion and a new way to play the game coming to the game. Called Battlegrounds, it is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn eight-player battle.
Battlegrounds will go live at 10 a.m. PDT on November 5 for a week of Early Access where only players who have acquired the Descent of Dragons pre-purchase bundle, BlizzCon Attendees, or BlizzCon Virtual Ticket holders will be able to access this new game mode. After this early access phase ends at 10 a.m. on November 12, we’ll enter Open Beta where everyone will be able to hop into Bob’s Tavern to try their hand at being the best of the Battleground Heroes!
- There is a total of 24 Battlegrounds minions. Each match, you will be given a selection of available heroes to choose from.
- In Battlegrounds, rather than building a deck of cards, you’ll construct an ever-evolving board of Minions at the start of the match and between combat rounds.
- Once your time in the Tavern is over, combat will begin! During the combat phase, you will be pitted against a randomly chosen opponent and your recruited Minions will battle to the death until a victor is decided.
Check out a more detailed guide on how to play the new mode by visiting the official Hearthstone blog page.