Jess Colwill, November 7, 2016

BlizzCon 2016: Hearthstone's Newest Expansion Confirmed

BlizzCon 2016 was home to several huge announcements, but Hearthstone lovers are most excited about the newest card packa Gadgetzan-themed expansion based around street brawls and factional gameplay.

The expansion introduces three new factions: the weapon-smuggling Grimy Goons (Hunters, Paladins and Warriors), the outcast mages of the Kabal (Mages, Priests and Warlocks), and the assassins of the Jade Lotus (Druids, Rogues and Shamans).

Blizzard has released a nine-minute video showing off some of the newest expansion’s gameplay, which you can see below.

Each of the three factions is promised to have their own “unique twist,” although the exact details of that are yet to be revealed. Any neutral minions you have will fall into this faction’s theme when you play.

The expansion is available for pre-purchase now for $49.99 through Battle.net in a special 50-pack bundle, launching in early December.

Additionally, you can check out the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan cinematic below.

Jess Colwill

Jess is a writer and dog-lover from the eastern coast of Australia, who loves playing games (particularly anything by BioWare), listening to metal, baking, and fostering rescue dogs while they wait for new homes. You can find her on Twitter at @notsocryptic.