Blizzcon 2017: Hearthstone Announces Kobolds and Catacombs Expansion

Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth is closing out with a bang as the opening ceremony of Blizzcon 2017 offered up word of the online CCG’s next expansion: Kobolds and Catacombs. And, as always, the new set continues the game’s penchant for lighthearted fun as well as intriguing cards and mechanics.

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Kobolds and Catacombs, as one would figure from the expansion’s name, is something of a love letter to the vibe of a classic fantasy dungeon delve. One of the expansion’s biggest features is the Dungeon Run, a free, repeatable, single-player mode that grants you a deck of ten cards and challenges you to beat eight boss encounters from a pool of 48. Succeed in each fight, and you’ll get to “level up” and add three class-specific cards to your deck. Fail, and you lose it all and start from the beginning in true rogue-like fashion.

The new expansion is also introducing the new “Recruit” keyword to the game which pulls a random minion card from your deck, new Legendary weapons for each of the game’s nine classes, and a total of 135 new cards to the game.

More information about Kobolds and Catacombs can be found on the Hearthstone site. You can also pre-order the expansion here as well as take in the official reveal trailer below.

Our Thoughts

We really like the idea (and the challenge) of a “Hearthstone rogue-like” and as always wonder aloud what sort of changes this upcoming expansion will mean for the greater Hearthstone meta. Are you intrigued by what Kobolds and Catacombs is offering?

Source: official site

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