Blizzard has revealed exciting plans for Hearthstone, unveiling three new expansions set to roll out over the course of the year.
The game has undergone a significant transformation with the update to its Core Set, reintroducing numerous iconic cards.
In addition to these developments, a fresh in-game event is on the horizon. Players can embark on the Event Rewards Track, achieving Golden versions of all “Gift” cards and receiving a unique Birthday Coin as part of the rewards.
Marking Hearthstone’s official anniversary on March 11, a Legendary Quest will be introduced, offering players the opportunity to complete it and earn the exclusive 10-Year Anniversary Card Back.
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The time draws near for the great Hearthstone clock in the sky to count down to a new year of Hearthstone, a year-long celebration of Hearthstone’s past and future: the Year of the Pegasus!
A Message from the Game Director
Greetings, denizens of the Tavern!
This year, we’re celebrating 10 years of Hearthstone. That’s 10 years of defining the digital card game genre through iconic characters, tall tales in the tavern, new and familiar friends, and lots of fun! Over that time, Hearthstone expanded into a wide range of game modes. As we move into the future, we’re focusing on the areas where we can surprise and delight the most players with our absolute best ideas. We’re excited to spend all year celebrating the past and the future of Hearthstone with you.
It all starts soon with birthday giveaways, in-game events, a spicy Core Set update, and the first of three lively card set expansions. Then, just a little further down the line, we’ll be launching Battlegrounds Duos! We’re excited to bring this cooperative experience to Hearthstone, where friends and strangers alike can work together to build up each other’s boards and take the crown. We saw a great response to the mode at BlizzCon (shout out to those of you we got to meet in person), and your energy is what keeps us moving in the right direction. Alongside our regular Standard and Battlegrounds updates, the team is working on fascinating Twist formats and Arena updates for even more fun all year long!
The Year of the Pegasus is shaping up to be a great year for Hearthstone. To all our players who champion and challenge the game, we hear you and thank you for being so passionate about Hearthstone. I look forward to chatting with you in the Tavern.
– Tyler Bielman, Game Director
Hearthstone in the Year of the Pegasus
We have three amazing expansions coming throughout the year, continuing to both build on Hearthstone’s past and take us to new frontiers! We’ll be announcing the first of these expansions soon, but first, here’s a little preview of all three upcoming expansions:
Iconic Core Set Update
A new year of Hearthstone means a new Core Set update. This year’s update is a big one, bringing back several iconic cards from Hearthstone’s history! Check out the dedicatedCore Set blogfor all the details ahead of the expansion reveal season.
Get the Party Started!
Once Patch 28.6 goes live, we’re kicking things off early with 12 extra special card grants for each player, just for logging in!* These card grants include one “Gift” card for each class, as well as the big man himself: Harth Stonebrew! These cards will be revealed today on the official Hearthstone social channels, so don’t miss them.
* These 12 login rewards are in addition to the normal expansion preview card grant (to be revealed with the expansion announcement, soon). All 13 cards will be granted upon login until Patch 29.6, at which point they will be granted upon opening your first pack of the 29.0 expansion instead.
Earn In-Game Anniversary Rewards
From February 27 to March 19, kick the party up a notch with an in-game event. Complete the Event Rewards Track to earn Golden versions of all the “Gift” cards, plus a special Birthday Coin!
Then, on March 11, Hearthstone’s official anniversary, there will also be a Legendary Quest that you can complete to earn the 10-Year Anniversary Card Back! Here’s to ten years in the Tavern and many more to come!
Play Through Hearthstone’s Entire History in Twist!
This March, take a walk through Hearthstone history in Twist! On March 1, only Legacy will be legal. On March 2, Hearthstone’s first infusion of cards, Curse of Naxxramas, will be added to the legal card pool. On March 3, Goblins vs Gnomes will be added. Each day, the next infusion of cards will be added until we’ve fast forwarded through the entire history of Hearthstone! Will you play a game each day to relive all the memories or will you wait until your favorite meta and jam all your games in one day?
Jam Out with the Sounds of the Tavern
On March 11, celebrate Hearthstone’s anniversary with the Hearthstone: Music from the Tavern album (Anniversary Picks) with over 30 Hearthstone in-game tracks! There will also be two more Hearthstone: Music from the Tavern releases later in the year, including songs from the Anniversary Picks and more. Look for all three Music from the Tavern albums on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and more when they launch.
Save the Date: Community Day Anniversary Celebration
Everyone gets to join the celebration in our next Community Day, from March 11 (10 a.m. PT) to March 12 (10 a.m. PT). Party with your favorite Hearthstone streamers and collect Twitch Drops all day long! Just make sure you connect your Twitch account to your Battle.net account to make sure you get progress towards your drops. More details on Community Day drops to come closer to the event.
World of Warcraft Joins the Festivities
The party has spilled out of our Tavern and all of Azeroth is joining the celebration. Starting on March 11, log into Hearthstone to get a new Fiery Hearthsteed World of Warcraft mount for free!*
Also, from March 11 to March 18, you can seek out special “Hearthstone” matches in capital cities. Stick around long enough and you’ll face a special encounter where you can defeat iconic minions to add to your deck and earn other fun new Hearthstone-themed rewards! More details coming closer to the event.
* No additional purchase necessary for the Fiery Hearthsteed mount. Limited-time offer only available to those who login to Hearthstone between March 11 and May 14. Mount not available in World of Warcraft® Classic games.
Don’t Miss the Party
That’s only the beginning! Make sure you claim your free login rewards once Patch 28.6 goes live, and keep an eye out for more information about the next expansion, upcoming in-game events, community events, and more, coming soon and throughout the year. We can’t wait to see all our friends in the tavern for this year-long celebration!