The Hearthstone team has announced the dawning of a new Hearthstone Year: The Year of the Dragon!
WHAT’S A HEARTHSTONE YEAR?
- Each Hearthstone Year ushers in a fresh Standard format: we’ll introduce an updated card set rotation that will drastically change the meta, leading to more exploration and variety in deck types.
- When the first expansion of 2019 launches, we will transition into the Year of the Dragon, and the following card sets will become exclusive to Wild: Journey to Un’Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne, and Kobolds & Catacombs
- Once we’ve entered the Year of the Dragon, all sets that are exclusive to Wild can still be bought from the online shop, and single player content will be available there as well.
THE EVOLVING SINGLE-PLAYER EXPERIENCE
- For the first time in Hearthstone’s history, the Year of the Dragon will feature a continuous story told across all three expansions
- The Hearthstone mission team has doubled in size to create more robust solo adventures than ever before
- The first adventure of the year is set to release about a month after the Year of the Dragon begins and features nine all-new playable heroes, each with three Hero Powers and four starting decks, as well as friendly tavern encounters, multiple game modes, and worthy rewards
- The first chapter is free and additional chapters will be available for purchase (700 gold each, or 19.99€/£16.99 for all four)
HALL OF FAME
The Hall of Fame is a distinction we give to certain Basic and Classic cards that move out of the Standard format and into Wild, encouraging new strategies to play with and against in Standard.
This year, we’ll add the following cards to the Hall of Fame:
- Divine Favor
In addition to these three cards, Baku the Mooneater and Genn Greymane will also be moving to the Hall of Fame. We will also be moving their support cards: Gloom Stag, Black Cat, Glitter Moth, and Murkspark Eel.
Players can keep their Hall of Fame cards and we’ll give them the full dust value for each one (up to the maximum number you could put in a deck) as if they were disenchanted.