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Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne releases August 10 The next expansion in Hearthstone, Knights of the Frozen Throne, will release next Thursday on August 10. It comes with 135 new cards and you can still pre-purchase the expansion for $49.99 in order to get the fancy Frostmourne card back. The pre-purchase comes with 50 card packs that you can open as soon as...

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Hearthstone card pack changes now live About a month ago, the Hearthstone development team released a blog discussing future changes for card packs. Most notably, there will be no duplicate Legendary cards until you own all the Legendaries in a set. These changes were originally slated to go live with the release of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, but...




Watch Ben Brode recap all of Warcraft 3 in rap form The fans demanded it, so Ben Brode is back with another Hearthstone (or, in this case, Warcraft 3) rap: Arthas. Focusing on everyone’s favorite Lich King (sorry, Bolvar), this sets you up with everything you need to know about Arthas’ fall — though if you want a little more depth, we have a Know Your Lore...

Everything we know about Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne Hearthstone’s sixth expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, comes with 135 new cards and free solo missions against iconic bosses from Icecrown Citadel such as Lord Marrowgar, Professor Putricide, and the Lich King. Update: In fact, defeating the Lich King on all nine classes yields you the Young Arthas hero skin! While we don’t have a specific...

Defeat the Lich King on all Hearthstone classes for Young Arthas hero skin We know about the cards coming in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion for Hearthstone. But now, we’re hearing about new features and missions, and the biggest one is that you have to fight the Lich King himself. If you can manage to beat the Lich King on all nine Hearthstone classes, you’ll win...

Knights of the Frozen Throne comic series is full of tall tales about our favorite heroes Are you excited for Hearthstone’s upcoming Knights of the Frozen Throne? Are you wondering just what in the heck is going on with all of the characters being Death Knights now (and what’s the deal with the lore inconsistencies)? Then Blizzard has a series of online comics that do absolutely nothing to answer any of those...




HGC highlight reels and more in Blizzard esports this week It always seems like Blizzard’s esports come in waves together. HGC is wrapping up for its next series of clashes, and Hearthstone‘s Global Games are almost ready to rest until the finals play out during BlizzCon. There’s always something to watch on the weekends, but it seems like everything is at a downswing. It’s pretty...

Get a free arena run and other rewards with Ahune’s Frost Festival, mortals Not to be outdone by Ragnaros’ Midsummer Fire Festival, Ahune has stepped in and initiated the Midsummer Frost Festival. This celebration is more arena oriented. Upon logging in, players will be greeted with a free arena run during the Frost Festival. You’ll also get a new quest where all you need to do is play three...



Recapping Ben Brode’s AMA: Alternate heroes, problematic cards, and Ben’s rap career Last week, Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode held court and conducted a brief AMA on Reddit. Some notable highlights include a more condensed card reveal and spoiler process, as well as alternate Warlock and Druid heroes on the way. Could we be seeing Wilfred Fizzlebang or Zenkiki anytime soon? I hope so! Ben also dives...

Ice Cream Citadel comes to Comic-Con If there’s one thing the developers at Blizzard have in common, it’s a love of terrible puns. The promos for the latest Hearthstone expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne are no exception. Since the Lich King is involved, the scourge is well on its way to washing over the world as a swarm of dad...

Keep cool inside with Blizzard esports this weekend It's been such a long summer. I just want to relax by the pool and watch some esports. Luckily, there's plenty to watch this weekend.

Is an appear offline feature coming to Blizzard games? Appearing offline is something players have been wanting for a long time — a very long time. What’s more, it’s something Blizzard has allegedly had in the works for more than five years now. Discussion surrounding the feature is to the point where it’s gaining the same notoriety as WoW’s totally-soon-to-be-here Dance Studio. However, some...

In his job interview with Blizzard, the Lich King is all of us Many people who play Blizzard games have given at least a passing thought to applying for one of their job openings. Sure, I only have a B. A. in English, but I could probably be an esports event technician, or whatever. The skills I’ve developed writing about pet battles would definitely serve me well enough...

Hearthstone’s latest expansion is Knights of the Frozen Throne {PB}To help us beat the heat of summer, Hearthstone’s next expansion will be taking us up north to Northrend. Say hello to the Knights of the Frozen Throne! During the HCT livestream from Shanghai today, Game Director Ben Brode and Production Director Jason Chayes posed an intriguing question. What happens when heroes fall? When the Lich King...

Next Hearthstone expansion announcement during HCT Spring Championships tonight It's been about three months since Journey to Un'goro came out. If Blizzard's release schedule remains consistent, that means we should be expecting a new adventure some time soon.

HCT Championship in Shanghai and more esports It's been a busy week in esports as usual. The World of Warcraft esports team even unveiled a shiny new website. They don't have any events coming up this weekend, so for now you can just use it to mark your esports calendar. Here are the esports we'll be watching this weekend.