It’s official! Blizzard has finally announced today that the latest Hearthstone expansion Whispers of the Old Gods will be released next week. Players in North America will be able to access the new expansion on April 26th, while players in Europe and Asia will have to wait a little longer, as the cards will be available in those regions on April 27th.
Whispers of the Old Gods will introduce 134 new cards to the current collection, many of which have been revealed over the course of the past few weeks (the latest list of revealed cards can be found on this Reddit page). It has also been announced that not only will all players receive 3 free card packs of the new expansion, but also new Legendary card C’Thun and two Beckoner of Evils. It is also expected that the new Standard mode will go live once the new expansion has been released.
Something that has yet to be announced are the balance changes to existing card that are expected to occur with the introduction of the Standard Mode. A number of popular cards in the current meta (such as Druid’s Force of Nature/Savage Roar) are expected to be nerfed at this time. Needless to say players are eagerly awaiting the rest of the news to unfold, and we will continue to keep a close eye on any new developments leading up to the launch date.