Hearthstone > NewsAug 9, 2017 1:31 pm CT

Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne release schedule and updates

Tomorrow is the grand launch of Hearthstone’s 6th expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. Blizzard announced that they’ll be rolling it out by region, starting with the Americas. When that launch is running smoothly, they’ll roll out Asia and then Europe. The expansion features 3 wings, 135 new cards, new Hero type cards, and a new Lifesteal mechanic.

Knights of the Frozen Throne release schedule

  • Americas Region: August 10 12:00 PM PDT
  • Asia Region: August 11 07:00 AM KST
  • Europe Region: August 11 05:00 AM CEST

The individual adventure . wings are also going to be rolled out one by one each week. These are the free single-player missions and you can earn a free Death Knight hero card by facing the Lich King in the Prologue that launches with the expansion. When you complete each mission section, you can earn a Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack (3 total) as well as the Young Arthas hero portrait by defeating the final mission against the Lich King with all 9 classes.

  • Rise of the Knights of the Frozen Throne: Prologue & Lower Citadel
    • Americas Region: August 10 12:00 PM PDT
    • Asia Region: August 11 07:00 AM KST
    • Europe Region: August 11 05:00 AM CEST
  • Battle For Icecrown Citadel: Upper Reaches
    • Americas Region: August 17 10:00 AM PDT
    • Asia Region: August 18 05:00 AM KST
    • Europe Region: August 18 12:01 AM CEST
  • Showdown with the Lich King: The Frozen Throne
    • Americas Region: August 24 10:00 AM PDT
    • Asia Region: August 25 05:00 AM KST
    • Europe Region: August 25 12:01 AM CEST

{PB}New card backs are also available for ranked play in August and September, as well as matching Light and Void card backs for a special promotion that hints at Twitch Prime.

  • Blood Knight: Rank 20 in Ranked Play for August 2017
  • Frost Knight: Rank 20 in Ranked Play for September 2017
  • Call of the Light/Call of the Void: Special promotion

And, last but not least, a couple card changes and bug fixes were also included with the Hearthstone update before tomorrow’s launch:

Originally Posted by Daxxarri (Official Post)

  • Card Change: Dreadsteed.
    • Dreadsteed’s text now reads: Deathrattle: At the end of the turn, summon a Dreadsteed.
  • Mistress of Pain and Wickerflame Burnbristle now use the Lifesteal keyword.
  • Fandral Staghelm’s text has been updated to reflect that he will interact with powers as well: Your Choose One cards and powers have both effects combined.
  • Changing your Hero will no longer ‘refresh’ your weapon swing.
  • Auchenai Soulpriest and similar effects will only trigger once when combined with Lifesteal.

Bug Fixes

  • The deck recipe “replace missing cards” UI no longer closes after every card is selected.
  • Devices with no Wifi capability will now correctly receive a no wifi error message during Fireside Gatherings.
  • Adventure bosses now correctly respond to the ‘Wow’ emote.
  • Several cards that interact with cards of a specific type now glow when those cards are on the board.
  • Anub’ar Ambusher no longer shows a Poisonous Keyword on mouse-over.

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