During the BlizzCon opening ceremony, Blizzard announced a new expansion called Kobolds & Catacombs is heading to Hearthstone. Players will be able to venture into the dark, winding dungeons deep beneath Azeroth in search of ancient, legendary treasures. Those daring enough to brave the hazards and monstrosities of this subterranean realm will have ample chance to stuff their bags with awe-inspiring treasures in the form of 135 wondrous new cards.
The expansion will introduce Spellstones among the new cards that give enchanted items. There are also new class-specific legendary weapons for each of the nine classes. Players will receive one free legendary weapon the first time they log in to Hearthstone after Kobolds & Catacombs has launched.
Watch the brilliant Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs trailer below:
Hearthstone players can also look forward to a free new single-player game mode called Dungeon Runs. Arriving with the launch of Kobolds & Catacombs, Dungeon Runs will send Hearthstone players on challenging adventures inspired by the classic fantasy dungeon crawl. Players start with a novice deck from their class of choice and face a series of progressively stronger foes, randomly selected from a huge pool of unique bosses. As they progress, they’ll bolster their decks with cards looted from defeated bosses, including some immensely powerful treasures exclusive to Dungeon Runs. Heroes should plunder with caution, however, because losing a single battle will spell the end of their Dungeon Run.
Coming this December to Windows and Mac PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile phones, Kobolds & Catacombs card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs.
Up until the expansion is released, eager treasure seekers can pre-purchase Kobolds & Catacombs card packs in a special 50-pack bundle for a one-time price of 49.99 USD (one purchase per account) on Battle.net and in Blizzard’s game shop, and receive a sparkling, jewel-encrusted “For the Hoard!” card back for free. Starting November 6th, this pre-purchase offer will also be available in-app for iOS and Android players for 49.99 USD.
Check out the official Hearthstone website for more information on the Kobolds & Catacombs expansion.