Now that Overwatch is only a few days away, Blizzard is giving everyone a chance to update their BattleTag on Battle.net. You only get one BattleTag for all of Blizzard's games, including Hearthstone, and up until now most of the games were set in medieval, fantasy-type universes.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Today is the day Hearthstone players can purchase and play with the new expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Blizzard issued an update to its Hearthstone app on Monday, preparing the Tavern for the arrival of all 134 new cards. The update also brings a ton of new features and upgrades, including an updated Friendly Challenge menu, 3 new card backs to unlock and several card changes.
Blizzard has updated the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft iOS app with the first "Tavern Brawl" titled, "Showdown at Blackrock Mountain". A Tavern Brawl is weekly challenge where players are pitted against other players in matches with unique rules. For example, one week players may have to fight with preset decks, while another week could require them to craft decks with a specific set of guidelines. This week players can choose to fight as either Ragnaros or Nefarian and battle with premade decks. Showdown at Blackrock Mountain is free to play. It closes on Monday, June 21 at 3:00 AM PDT.
You've made it through the Blackrock Depths, slayed the fiery elemental minions in the Molten Core tunnels, climbed the Blackrock Spire and now it is time to defeat the Lord of Blackrock. The fourth wing of the single-player Heartstone adventure Blackrock Mountain is now available for all players who have completed the first three wings. Players who have not prepaid for the $24.99 bundle can unlock the Blackwing Lair for 700 in-game gold or $6.99 USD starting today.
Hearthstone currently only supports the iPad but Blizzard Entertainment is planning to release and iPhone version mid-2015. The game can also be played on any computer running Windows XP or later or Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Hearthstone supports the iPad 2 and later running iOS 5.0 or later and 6-inch Android devices running Android 4.0 or later.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available for free on the Apple App Store for the iPad. Players can also switch between the browser and iPad version by signing up for a Battle.net account. The game does feature in-app purchases for additional card packs and some modes, such as the Arena mode, do cost money to play.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a collectible card game released by Blizzard Entertainment for Windows, OS X and the iPad. Blizzard is also planning to release iPhone and Android versions of the game mid-2015.
The Molten Core card back was a pre-order intensive for the second Hearthstone adventure called Blackrock Mountain. Players had to purchase the entire adventure with real world money or iTunes / Google Play credit before the official April 2015 release date to receive the unique card back.
Blizzard is now accepting pre-orders for the new Hearthstone campaign Blackrock Mountain. Players who pre-purchase the entire adventure with real world money will receive an exclusive Molten Core card back. You can also use any iTunes or Google Play credits, but no in-game gold, to receive the card back. Players who do not want to pre-order the adventure can buy individual wings for $6.99 USD or 700 gold when the game is released in April. The entire Blackrock adventure can also be unlocked for a onetime fee of $24.99.
Blackrock Mountain is the second Hearthstone adventure released by Blizzard Entertainment. It follows the Curse of Naxxramas which launched on July 22, 2014. In Blackrock Mountain players must climb Blackrock Spire to defeat Ragnaros the Firelord. The adventure features five new wings with lots of nasty enemies, boss battles including nine all-new class challenges and a Heroic mode. Players can earn up to 31 new cards including legendary cards, such as Rend Blackhand, for completing the adventure.
Blizzard today announced its first expansion to Hearthstone during the opening ceremony of Blizzcon at the Anaheim Convention Center. The expansion is called "Goblins vs Gnomes" and it will include 120 of the "most dangerous cards you can imagine". Two of the cards previewed at the event were "Explosive Sheep" and "Annoy-o-Tron". The expansion will be available for all players this December. You can see a preview of some of the cards being released here.
The Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be available to win in Arena mode or players will be able to purchase them with in-game gold or real world money. Goblins vs Gnomes is the game's first official expansion, while the Curse of Naxxramas, which was released last summer, was the game's first "adventure".