You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Hearthstone’ Launches ‘Witchwood’ Expansion

The Witchwood, the latest expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s popular digital card game “Hearthstone,” launches Thursday. It’s the eighth expansion since “Hearthstone’s” launch in 2014 and it adds 135 new cards, a new keyword, and more.

The new keyword is called “Echo.” Echo cards can be used multiple times per turn, as long as players have enough mana. There are also two new Legendary minions — Baku the Mooneater and Genn Greymane — with unique mechanics. Players who want to utilize these minions can only use odd- or even-cost cards in their decks. Doing so will give them a game-changing Hero Power boost.

Blizzard said it’s also adding a free new single-player mode in two weeks called Monster Hunt. More details on that are coming “very soon.”

The launch of “The Witchwood” marks the beginning of “Hearthstone’s” Year of the Raven. Each year adds a fresh set of cards to the game’s Standard competitive format while retiring older sets, drastically altering the established meta and popular deck types (R.I.P. Yogg-Saron). With this change, “The Whispers of the Old Gods,” “One Night in Karazhan,” and “Mean Streets of Gadgetzan” sets are now playable exclusively in the wild format, where players can build decks using every card released to date.

For a limited time, Blizzard is celebrating “The Witchwood’s” launch by giving away three free card packs and one random Legendary from the expansion to people who log into the game.

More Gaming

  • Bioware Maps Out The Next Three

    Bioware Maps Out The Next Three Months of 'Anthem' following Launch

    BioWare has detailed the next 90 days of content updates and events scheduled to be introduced to the recently launched “Anthem”. The roadmap is broken down by months, starting with the February launch of “Anthem” which will see the addition of three freeplay events – Outlaw Outrage, There be Giants, and Shaper Surge. In March, [...]

  • EA Australia's Firemonkeys Suffers Layoffs, Takes

    EA Australia Studio Firemonkeys Suffers Layoffs, Takes Over 'Sims Mobile'

    Electronic Arts Australia developer Firemonkeys has been hit by layoffs following a decision by the publisher to reorganize staff to focus on live services, an EA spokesperson tells Variety. Firemonkeys will now be taking over the development of “The Sims Mobile” from the Maxis Mobile team. “The FireMonkeys studio is working on some of our [...]

  • Google Reportedly Unveiling Project Yeti Streaming

    Google Reportedly Unveiling Project Yeti Streaming Hardware At GDC 2019

    Google is hosting a keynote at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 19, and rumors are swirling around what it could entail. 9to5Google reports that, according to a source familiar with the event, it could very well feature Google’s upcoming Project Stream service as well as the Project Yeti hardware meant [...]

  • Microsoft Prepping Game Pass for Nintendo

    Microsoft Prepping Game Pass for Nintendo Switch (Report)

    Microsoft and Nintendo are working together to bring Xbox titles the Nintendo Switch, according to Direct-Feed Games via Game Informer. The arguably most exciting rumor is that Microsoft-exclusive “Ori and the Blind Forest” will be published on the Nintendo Switch, though there are more titles supposedly coming to the device in the future via Game [...]

  • EA Denies That it Demanded Takedown

    EA Denies That It Demanded Takedown of Negative 'Anthem' Review

    YouTuber Gggmanlives says Electronic Arts paid him to review “Anthem” and subsequently “blacklisted” him for the negative review, which the company denied in a statement to Variety on Friday. EA denies that the takedown request was due to the negative review, but says it was instead in response to the video not meeting its disclosure [...]

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

    Patriots, 'Overwatch' League Team Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Human Trafficking Case

    Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and Overwatch League team Boston Uprising, is one of more than two dozen charged Friday with soliciting prostitutes in connection with a sweeping nearly year-long investigation into human trafficking across South Florida, police said. Kraft, 77, faces two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution according to [...]

  • Avalanche Studios' Co-Founder Departing in April

    Avalanche Studios' Co-Founder Departing in April

    Cristofer Sundberg, co-founder of Avalanche studios, announced his upcoming departure from the company via Twitter on Thursday. Sundberg, the chief creative officer, will leave in April, after 16 years. He originally founded the studio alongside Linus Blomberg, the chief technical officer of Avalanche. Sundberg will leave behind a studio which created the notable “Just Cause” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content