It’s been quite a turbulent time for Hearthstone players. From balance changes to format changes in both drafting and constructed, there are going to be quite a few changes coming to Hearthstone in the coming months and this doesn’t even account for the upcoming expansion. Hearthstone has already gone on an adventure with the League of Explorers but now it’s time to head off the weird and wonderful Un’Goro Crater in Journey to Un’Goro.
While Journey to Un’Goro’s cinematic trailer wasn’t the musical fanfare that we’ve come to expect, it has definitely shown off some of the oddities one could expect from the Un’Goro Crater. It’s still early days in terms of reveals for this expansion but we did receive the following details about what to expect:
- Journey to Un’Goro will have 135 new cards,
- New Elemental tribe that will see previously released cards updated with the new tribe tag.
- New Adapt keyword which gives the player a choice of 1 of 3 upgrades to a minion when it is played.
- New Quest cards are legendary spells that are played like secrets and present the player with specific requirements that grant unique rewards once met.
- More cards will be revealed from the 17th of March.
- The release of Journey to Un’Goro will usher in the Year of the Mammoth in early April.
There was, however, no mention of the companion adventure content that is supposed to come with the expansion but we can assume that the leaked “Lost Secrets of Un’Goro” will be its title and it will see Elise Starseeker and her young adventurers explore the Un’Goro Crater. Expansion announcement time is always quite exciting as players are always filled with wonder and glee as they start to speculate what they might see in the near future, but it does always come with a bit of apprehension. Hopefully, Blizzard has got some interesting things in store that’ll keep the meta from becoming too stale too quickly and that maybe we’ll see a good variety of viable decks being present on the ladder.
For more information on Journey to Un’Goro check out this well-produced announcement video featuring Ben Brode with an axe: