After some teasing, Blizzard finally announced the newest Hearthstone (Free) expansion in the form of Hearthstone United in Stormwind. The Hearthstone United in Stormwind expansion arrives on August 3rd with 135 new cards, a new keyword, questlines, mounts and professional tools, and a lot more. Blizzard also revealed update plans for Phase 2 of the Year of the Gryphon including changes to Battlegrounds. To cap all of that, Hearthstone version 20.8 is now live on all platforms with major changes to Battlegrounds, pre-purchase for the United in Stormwind expansion, and more. Watch the Hearthstone United in Stormwind trailer below:
As with recent expansions, the pre-purchase has two options. You can opt for the Hearthstone United in Stormwind Mega Bundle or the Pre-Purchase Bundle on iOS, Android, and PC. The first bundle has 80 card packs, five United in Stormwind Golden legendary cards, the Lady Katrana Prestor Mage Alternate Hero, Lady Katrana Prestor card back, alternate Battlegrounds bartender (pre-purchase only), and perks. The Pre-Purchase Bundle includes 60 card packs, two random United in Stormwind legendary cards, and the Lady Katrana Prestor card back. Watch the Hearthstone United in Stormwind stream below:
Once you update to Hearthstone 20.8, you can get the Fightmaster Dungar legendary for free. For Hearthstone Battlegrounds, Kurtrus Ashfallen is a new hero with Archdruid Hamuul joining as a new minion. The Lich King returns as a hero in the pool with Shudderwock being removed temporarily with this update. More details on the Hearthstone Battlegrounds additions and updates are here. Beginning July 6th, the Fire Festival returns in Hearthstone with 7 Legendary Fire Festival quests to unlock new packs, a hero skin, and more. The festival also sees Ragnaros’ Fire Festival Tavern Brawl arrive on July 7th with more to come through the month. The full roadmap for Phase 2 and Phase 3 for Hearthstone‘s Year of the Gryphon is here. Have you been playing Hearthstone recently and have you tried the Duels and recent Battlegrounds updates?