Hearthstone patched and ready for Whispers of the Old Gods

Whispers of the Old Gods

Today is the day Hearthstone players can purchase and play with the new expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Blizzard issued an update to its Hearthstone app on Monday, preparing the Tavern for the arrival of all 134 new cards. The update also brings a ton of new features and upgrades, including an updated Friendly Challenge menu, 3 new card backs to unlock and several card changes.

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NEW CARD BACKS:

  • Shadowmoon Valley – Obtained by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of May
  • Zul’Drak - Obtained by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of June
  • Halfhill - Obtained by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of July
Shadowmoon Valley

CARD CHANGES (Click here for full card change details):

  • Ancient of Lore – Now draws 1 card instead of 2
  • Force of Nature – Mana cost decreased from 6 to 5, Treants no longer have Charge and no longer die at the end of the turn
  • Keeper of the Grove – Health reduced from 4 to 2
  • Ironbeak Owl – Mana cost increased from 2 to 3
  • Big Game Hunter – Mana cost increased from 3 to 5
  • Hunter’s Mark – Mana cost increased from 0 to 1
  • Blade Flurry – Mana cost increased from 2 to 4 and only affects Minions
  • Knife Juggler – Attack reduced from 3 to 2
  • Leper Gnome – Attack reduced from 2 to 1
  • Arcane Golem – Health increased from 2 to 4, no longer has Charge
  • Molten Giant – Mana cost increased from 20 to 25
  • Master of Disguise – Stealth granted by this card now only lasts until the start of the next turn

The Whispers of the Old Gods will be available starting today for those who pre-ordered the expansion, and for sale in the in-game shop for those who decided to wait. The expansion adds 134 brand new cards corrupted by the power of the Old Gods to the Hearthstone universe. The Whispers of the Old Gods will be available in Europe and Asia on April 27.

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