Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled Saviors of Uldum, the adventurous new expansion for the developer’s smash-hit free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone. Available starting August 6, this action-packed second chapter in the game’s year-long story line picks up where the latest expansion, Rise of Shadows, and its corresponding Solo Adventure, The Dalaran Heist, left off, with thrilling new keywords, intriguing new Hero Powers, and 135 swelteringly hot new cards.
In Saviors of Uldum, players will join ranks with the League of Explorers—a motley crew of treasure seekers and Azeroth’s unlikeliest heroes. To get the upper hand against the League of E.V.I.L., players will have to survive such perils as Plague cards with powerful, board-sweeping effects and the Reborn—restless mummified minions that come back to un-life (with just 1 Health remaining) upon being defeated. Would-be heroes can even the odds by completing all-new Quests, a returning mechanic featuring game-changing objective cards that are now easier to achieve and reward players with powerful alternate Hero Powers.
“Starting with Rise of Shadows, and now with Saviors of Uldum, we’re refining game mechanics and exploring new ideas that will add even more layers of depth and strategic decision-making to Hearthstone,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We think these new cards, as well as the return of fan-favorite heroes from the League of Explorers™ expansion, will continue making this the game’s most exciting and competitive year ever.”
Saviors of Uldum card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode starting with the expansion’s launch on August 6, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. In addition, players who log in for a limited time* after release will be able to claim one of the new Legendary Quest cards, randomly selected from this set. Starting today and up until launch, players can pre-purchase Saviors of Uldum card packs in two different bundle options: the 50-pack bundle includes a random golden Legendary card and the Elise Starseeker card back, while the 80-pack Mega Bundle includes those bonuses along with the new playable Elise Starseeker Druid Hero. These bundles are available for 49.99€/£44.99 and 79.99€/£69.99, respectively; one of each can be purchased per account.
Further details regarding Saviors of Uldum’s corresponding Solo Adventure, available in September, will be announced in the weeks to come. Dig up more information at www.saviorsofuldum.com.