Blizzard revealed its upcoming plans for Hearthstone a few hours ago, and they are coming fast, with a mini-set set to arrive in Darkmoon Races as well as a few Battlegrounds updates due out in just a couple of days.
Hearthstone is Blizzard’s hit digital card game, which sees players provided access to various unique game modes. While the game is free to play, it also includes preferences to purchase cosmetics, a new season pass in the form of the Tavern Pass, and card packs to assist in rounding out a player’s collection should they be interested.
Lately, the monetization inside Hearthstone came under fire for the way it was forcing its players to spend more bucks thanks to weak reward offerings from the free Tavern Pass variant. The development team has since iterated on the system a couple of times, with its last myriad of changes the best received yet, but the aberration of a battle pass controversy sadly changed the attention away from the game’s most recent DLC, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.
Putting the Tavern Pass aside, the DLC was an impressive addition to Hearthstone’s Standard and Wild formats and coincided with the launch of the new Duels mode to help further boost the depth of the game’s experience.
Blizzard revealed its forthcoming Hearthstone updates a few hours ago, and they continue in the same vein of pledging content additions and improvements that more recent revelations have established. First and foremost, Blizzard revealed that the game is receiving a mini-set called Darkmoon Races, which adds thirty-five cards into the game.
These cards will be available to buy until May 11, 2021, for $15 or 2000 Gold, and purchasing the mini-set will give players all copies they need of every card. Blizzard also revealed that Hearthstone Battlegrounds will be receiving an update, with two new heroes, Greybough and Tickatus, coming along with two new minions, Ring Matron and Soul Devourer. Both Hearthstone Battlegrounds and the Darkmoon Races update will be available on the 21st of January.
Blizzard will also be releasing updates to Duels mode on the same abovementioned date, where players will now be able to pick between three Hero Powers rather than just two, and between 6 treasures rather than the usual 3.
Increasing depth to the mode is extremely needed, as its main design and gameplay are still remarkable but with its restricted offerings at launch, things grew boring over time. Adding that much more difference should help make Duels a much desirable game mode for months to come.