Blizzard has officially announced the newest expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and it is Whispers of the Old Gods. The expansion is set to launch in a window from late April to early May and will contain 134 brand new cards. Some of the new cards will be different versions of cards from past expansions that have been twisted by the Old Gods’ whispers. Ben Brode talked about there being four Old Gods in this expansion and all four will be legendary minions.
They unveiled the first Old God in the expansion, who is C’thun. If you log in during the promotional period for the new expansion, you will receive three free card packs and the very first pack you open has a 100% chance to contain C’thun, so everyone will be able to get one of the four legendary cards for free. There are 16 cards in the expansion that interact with C’thun, giving him power no matter if he’s on the board, in your hand, or still sitting in your deck!
Check out the cards that were announced so far!
While the expansion is still 1 1/2 to 2 months away, the Wild and Standard format patch will be releasing on Monday, March 14. Players will get a preview of both formats along with nine extra deck slots which can be used immediately. Also on Monday, you will be able to pre-purchase Whispers of the Old Gods. To pre-purchase the expansion, you’ll need to go into the in-game store and buy the specially marked 50 Card Pack bundle. You will not be able to open your card packs until the expansion launches, however. In addition to securing 50 packs, you will also get a special card back that you can start using immediately!
There is a three day event happening over at Hearthstone’s Twitch channel. More cards will be announced during the streams this weekend and you can also witness the finals of the Hearthstone Winter Championship Tournament will the winner will get a guaranteed seat at the Hearthstone World Championship event at this year’s Blizzcon in November. You can check out the stream over at http://www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone.