For those of you who are stuck at home working or studying, you might be pleased to learn that Blizzard has announced the latest expansion for Hearthstone in the form of “Ashes of Outland”. This is the first expansion for Hearthstone for the year of 2020 where it is expected to go live on the 7th of April.
As you might have heard, Blizzard has come under massive fire recently for their decision to suspend a Hearthstone professional player for a year. This was because the player, Ng Wai Chung, also known as blitzchung, decided to show his support for the Hong Kong protests during his post-game interview.
Blizzard was primarily known as a company who developed games for the PC. However over the years the company has diversified their offerings where games such as Overwatch and Diablo have expanded to consoles. They have also expanded to mobile where titles such as Hearthstone remains incredibly popular, and where Diablo Immortal will be launching as well.
One of the benefits of releasing a game that is free-to-play and available across multiple platforms is that it is a good strategy to try and recruit as many players as possible. Blizzard’s Hearthstone seems to have done just that because according to Blizzard, they have confirmed that the game is now boasting more than 100 million players.
Fans of Blizzard’s Hearthstone might be pleased to learn that during BlizzCon 2018, the company officially announced the next expansion in the game in the form of Rastakhan’s Rumble (for those unfamiliar, Rastakhan is the current ruler of the Zandalari Empire and had a key role in the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion as far as the Horde side was concerned.
While Blizzard’s Hearthstone might typically be seen more as a multiplayer game, there are single-player elements to it that might interest gamers who want to complete quests/campaigns or who are looking to test out new decks and strategy without it affecting their rankings. Recently Blizzard has decided to detail the game’s latest single-player mode.
Given how mobile the Nintendo Switch is, it’s not surprising that quite a few gamers thought that Blizzard’s Hearthstone was a good fit for the console, leading to rumors that Hearthstone could be coming to the console. Blizzard has since refuted those rumors but it seems that those rumors just refuse to die.
Last month Blizzard announced the next expansion to its Hearthstone digital card game called The Witchwood. Blizzard did not mention when the expansion would be released, but the good news for Hearthstone players is that it looks like you won’t have to wait much longer because the game will be out this week.
Based on Blizzard’s release schedule, we know that a new Hearthstone expansion was in the works, and the good news for Hearthstone players is that it looks like the new expansion has since been officially announced. Dubbed “The Witchwood”, it seems that the latest expansion will be based on Gilneas.
Despite the fact that Hearthstone is one of the more popular competitive video games out there right now, for some reason Blizzard has never really bothered to create a proper tournament mode. Instead players have had to resort to using the in-game player challenge system, which as Kotaku points out has resulted in more than one technical flub.
In card games like Magic: the Gathering, due to the sheer number of cards that are released, some cards will eventually get phased out from mainstream competitive play, and it looks like Blizzard will be doing the same for Hearthstone as well as the company has announced that they will be phasing some cards out of the Standard format.
Nintendo Switch has proven to be a massive hit for Nintendo so it’s not surprising to see that many game developers are flocking to the console. However, you can count Blizzard out as far as Hearthstone is concerned. The company has revealed that it’s not working on Hearthstone for Nintendo Switch which means that those who have been keeping their fingers crossed for it can now let go of the […]
At BlizzCon earlier this month, Blizzard announced the latest expansion for Hearthstone called “Kobolds & Catacombs”. However the announcement merely revealed the existence of the expansion and did not make any mention of when the expansion would be released, but we finally have a date.
Blizzard’s Hearthstone is a game that seems to have struck a balance on all the platforms it is available on. It is perfect as a desktop game, but given the gameplay style, it also makes it a perfect game on the go, which is why Blizzard chose to launch it on mobile phones and tablets, but what about the Nintendo Switch?