Some five years after the game was first revealed, Hearthstone is now enjoying its eighth expansion overall. The latest set - The Witchwood - is themed around the haunted woods located around Warcraft's Gilneas region, and is packed full of the kind of spooky creatures you'd imagine from such a setting.
The next Hearthstone expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs, is expected to go live on the US servers in just a few hours from now, with the UK and Asia regions launching shortly afterwards. The new expansion adds the usual feast of 130+ new cards, and also introduces a few interesting new twists to the established mechanics of the game.
Knights of the Frozen Throne is Hearthstone's sixth expansion, and will be released in the US a little later on today, with the UK and European regions getting a taste of the new card set early tomorrow morning. Expect lots of Deathrattle and Freeze cards, and more than a little of the flavour enjoyed in the Curse of Naxxramas Adventure from all the way back in the summer of 2014.
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In the four months since the official release of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard has been busy preparing the first content update for the game. Titled Curse of Naxxramas, this new expansion focuses on the single-player component of Hearthstone, giving players the opportunity to battle against the bosses of World of Warcraft's Naxxramas raid. When the expansion arrives, it'll initially consist of just a single wing of the famous dungeon, but a new wing will be released each week until all five are available to play.
Blizzard's free-to-play competitive card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft finally left beta a little earlier this year, and since then it's captured the obsessive minds of millions of PC and iPad gamers alike. It's certainly a rare lunchtime in Eurogamer's office where half a dozen people aren't playing the game, and so we thought it was about time we put together a new player guide that you can use to quickly get acclimatised to the game.