Blizzard Ent. announced, yesterday, that Whispers of the Old Gods will officially launch on Tuesday, April 26.
Whispers of the Old Gods is the latest expansion for the Hearthstone digital card game. The set introduces 134 new cards. With the release of the set comes the creation of formats for Hearthstone.
The new formats are Wild (all sets allowed) and Standard (only allowed to use cards released in the current and previous calendar year as well as the core and basic set).
This means many of the current tier one decks will have to do some major adjusting as we say good-bye to cards like Doctor Boom, Sludge Belcher, Flamecannon, etc.
The idea behind the creation of formats is to keep the game fresh. Other card games, like Magic: The Gathering, have been using formats for some time.
As for the new expansion, Blizzard said in their announcement, “Hearthstone’s third expansion will be available for purchase via the in-game shop on April 26 in the Americas region for Windows and Mac PCs, iOS and Android Tablets, and mobile phones, and pre-purchased card bundles can be opened on the official release of Whispers of the Old Gods as well.”
The expansion will be available in Europe and Asia on April 27.
Pre-purchase period for the new set ends when the expansion goes live. This means, if you intend to get in on the current 50 pack deal that includes a new card back, you better hurry.
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