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BlizzCon > HearthstoneNov 2, 2018 11:02 am CT

We may know the name of the next Hearthstone expansion

Apparently the folks at PC Gamer may have gotten a little ahead of themselves with the BlizzCon Hearthstone reveals, according to the folks at Wowhead. The leak, pointed out by Reddit user JamieFTW, seems completely inadvertent and at the end of a post about a completely different game and features of said game that might be a little NSFW — the actual post Jamie made to Reddit is fine, but be careful following any links or screenshots if you’re at work — video game genitalia gets mentioned.

As per the screenshot Jamie put up, apparently we’re getting a Troll themed Hearthstone expansion today. Rastakhan’s Rumble will see players taking part in a fight between all of Azeroth’s Troll tribes to earn the favor of the Emperor of the Zandalar and the Loa.

Once every generation, Azeroth’s Troll tribes come together to compete for the blessings of the Loa and the favor of King Rastakhan. The no-holds-barred battle forms the basis for Rastakhan’s Rumble, the next Hearthstone expansion, which was just revealed today as part of the BlizzCon opening ceremony.

Nine teams will take part in the latest iteration of this time-honored Troll-down, each led by a Legendary Troll Champion representing one of the Hearthstone classes. The Loa, ancient spirits worshipped by the Trolls, will also take part in the fighting as Legendary minions. Shirvallah the Tiger is the Paladin Loa, which costs a cool 25-Mana to cast. You can reduce that outlay by casting spells, but even so it seems like a restrictive price for an effect that’s probably only going to be good in incredibly slow control decks.

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So what happened? I have no idea, and I have no idea if this is for real or not, but it’s already hit the web so we’re sort of bound to discuss it. A big Rastakhan and Zandalari themed Hearthstone expansion makes sense with Battle for Azeroth in full swing, and it’s hard to imagine that PC Gamer would be making something like this up and then sticking it on the end of a completely unrelated post instead of it being a mistake of some sort since we’ll likely know all about the next Hearthstone expansion in less than three hours from this writing.

So what do you think? Are you excited for the potential new expansion theme? Trolls and Loa for Hearthstone?

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