Diablo brings terror to the Battlegrounds as Hearthstone’s Hallow’s End event begins
The Lord of Terror is quickly becoming a popular presence within Hearthstone. After being introduced as a playable character in Mercenaries, Diablo is now making his debut in two other Hearthstone modes: Duels, and Battlegrounds. But the latter is where he’s set to truly leave his mark!
Starting November 2, Diablo will become a playable character in Battlegrounds, for a limited time. Similarly to what happened during the Darkmoon Prizes event a while ago, this event should also shake things up considerably: every four turns, whoever is playing as Diablo will become a “raid boss!”
That certainly sounds interesting! It reminds me a lot of the Yeti Hunter mode from Overwatch, where one player becomes the Abominable Winston while the other five players hunt him down as Mei. We can only expect that, similarly to that, the Diablo player will be balanced to have enough power to take down every other player, in order for things to be somewhat balanced, and fun.
We don’t know yet what the “treasures” that players can earn from this special encounter will be, but if I had to take a guess, I’d say they’ll be similar to the spells from the Darkmoon Prizes event.
Another important bit of information is that Diablo will be available to all players — not just those who have obtained the Battleground Perks. No one will be left out of the fun, don’t worry.
But there’s far more in store for Hearthstone’s Hallow’s End event
Seems like almost every mode in Hearthstone is getting something this Hallow’s End!
- Constructed players should check out the store immediately: you can nab a Pirate King Garrosh hero portrait from there right now, entirely for free!
- And even if Pirates (or Garroshes) aren’t your thing, there’s also a brand-new Fairy Tale-themed bundle you can purchase, containing four skins which are, in my opinion, among the best they’ve ever done: Robin Hood Rexxar, Red Riding Hood Jaina, Frog Prince Thrall, and Prince Charming Anduin.
- A Legendary Quest Chain will become available starting November 2 — do note that you’ll only be able to pick it up until November 10, after which point it’ll be gone. This quest chain will reward players with two United in Stormwind and two Standard packs.
- A couple of old but topical goods have also returned to the store: the Headless Horseman Uther skin, which you can get with either real money or gold, and the Aranna Starseeker bundle.
- For Battlegrounds, there will be costumes galore as well! While they’re not in the game client yet, the blog specifically mentions that a Battlegrounds Hallow’s End bundle is coming, including an alternate Bartender, Gala Medivh, as well as seven costumes for other heroes.
- There’s also a Stormwind Guard Guff skin that will be given out for free, starting October 26!
- And there’s also, of course, the Diablo hero and event discussed above.
- The ever popular Dual-class Arena will be back! Starting from November 2, when you start an Arena game, you’ll pick a class, then a second class (which will give you your Hero Power), and then proceed to draft cards from both of those classes. This event is legitimately a lot of fun, and is certainly my favorite time of the year to play some Arena.
- As mentioned before, Diablo is also becoming a playable character in Duels, starting from November 2. He will function as a dual-class Hero, combining cards from the Warlock and Warrior classes. And he’ll also have his own unique Hero Powers and Treasures.
- Last, but not least, two classic Hallow’s End Tavern Brawls are returning: Rise of the Zombeasts on the week of October 20 — I personally love that one — and The Haunted Carousel on the week of October 27.
- And then, on the week of November 3, there will be a brand-new Brawl themed after the Headless Horseman, which from the blog description, sounds like fun.
Whew! There’s a lot here; it’s a good time to be a Hearthstone player. Happy Hallow’s End!
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