Ready or not, another Hearthstone expansion arrives just a week from now.
A new Hearthstone expansion is here, and The Boomsday Project owes more than a little to the high jinks of 2014's Goblins vs Gnomes. Mechs are back in the game in a big way with the launch of the new set, and are now firmly under the control of the infamous Dr. Boom.
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.