Hearthstone’s New Expansion Launches April 2!  Great Balls Of Fire For Everyone

I loved the Curse of Naxxramas expansion for Hearthstone:  it gave you new cards, it looked pretty cool and you got to fight some neat AI opponents. Probably the best thing about it was the Hunter challenge where you had nothing but Webspinners with which to kill your opponent.

So, I was certainly hoping for more gameplay in that vein. Blizzard has not disappointed. Mark your calendars. 2 April, 2015 is launch day for this new adventure. But what lies in wait for you in the heart of fire? Read on past the break to find out.
Blackrock Mountain comes with a new game board, new class challenges, new cards, but most importantly, new AI opponents to battle to the death.

Built on the foundation of the Blackrock Mountain zone in World of Warcraft, the new expansion ships with five wings, each based off of a raid that has taken place in the Warcraft Universe.

The wings are as follows:

  • Blackrock Depths
  • Molten Core
  • Blackrock Spire
  • Blackwing Lair
  • Hidden Laboratory

Each wing will cost $6.99 or 700 gold. Unlike the previous expansion, Curse of Naxxramas, there won’t be a free wing during the release month, so if you’re playing for free, be sure to stock up gold by doing the daily. For those who wish to throw money at the screen, you are looking at a total price point of $24.99 with wings getting cheaper the more you own.

Wings will be released on a weekly schedule, starting on April the 2nd for America and April the 3rd for the EU.

In total there will be 31 new cards, all of which can be earned as you defeat bosses in each wing. Elect to do the heroic version of the wing and, after completing every fight in Blackwing Mountain at that level, you will receive a new card back.

These new cards will be unlocked for arena play as each wing unlocks [so cards found in week one of the event will start showing up in Arena drafts the moment the doors open on the expansion, but the cards for week four will only show up in week four.]
If you’re heading to Blackrock Mountain when it opens, I suggest you take your Thermoweave Underwear so you can beat the heat!