The developers from Blizzard have revealed the next new expansion coming to their CCG Hearthstone. Called United in Stormwind, it will be arriving in the game on August 3rd.
Major updates will also be coming to Battlegrounds, including cosmetics and the largest minion pool shakeup since launch! Finally, Fire Festival returns, and it promises to be a big one! Party it up with new Legendary quests, Tavern Brawls, and a new Book of Mercenaries AND Book of Heroes.
STAND UNITED IN STORMWIND
After battling your way through the Barrens, make yourself at home in Stormwind, the heart of the Alliance! Get ready to Mount up, master your craft with Profession Tools, and embark on epic Questlines that’ll define your career as an adventurer! United in Stormwind will introduce 135 new cards inspired by the rites of passage shared by heroes about to come into their own in this gleaming city.
- Questlines. These three-part quests provide a peek into the ongoing stories of Hearthstone’s newest mercenary heroes. You’ll start a match with your Questline cards in hand and completing each step results in a small reward. Complete all three and the mercenary joins your side—as a powerful Legendary minion!
- New Keyword: Tradeable. Time is money, friend! Achieve maximum value by adding Tradeable cards to your deck. You can play them for their normal effect, or you can drag them back in your deck for just 1 mana and draw another card that might be more useful in the moment.
- Mount up. Cruise through Stormwind in style! Cast a Mount spell onto a minion to give it a powerful buff. Once the empowered rider is destroyed, it summons the trusty steed (with stats that line up with the original buff).
- Ply Your Trade. Profession Tools are a new passive type of weapon that have special effects instead of attack values—like the Paladin’s Prismatic Jewel Kit, which boosts the power of minions in your hand whenever a friendly minion loses a Divine Shield.