The dungeon delves and candle-wearing creatures of the Kobolds and Catacombs launch is now available to Hearthstone players as of today. The new expansion has arrived with all of its features and cards along with a login promotion that hands players some free cards from the expansion.
Kobolds and Catacombs brings 135 new cards, the new Recruit keyword, Legendary Weapon cards for all of the game’s nine classes, and the new single-player Dungeon Run, a repeatable encounter that combines CCGs and roguelikes in its own unique package.
Hearthstone players who log in to the game after today’s launch will be automatically granted three card packs as well as a random Legendary Weapon card from the set. The new expansion is also arriving with an update that includes unique card backs, new reconnection and UI elements for Friendly Matches, and initial adjustments to Arena draft appearance rates.
All of the details and patch notes for the new release can be found on the Hearthstone website.
The Dungeon Run mode is definitely one of the more interesting features of this new expansion, particularly if it brings a nice level of reward for those who aren’t completely ready to take on human opponents yet. We hope Hearthstone players enjoy everything this expansion has to offer.
Hearthstone’s Year of the Mammoth is closing out with a bang as the opening ceremony of Blizzcon 2017 offered up word of the online CCG’s next expansion: Kobolds and Catacombs. And, as always, the new set continues the game’s penchant for lighthearted fun as well as intriguing cards and mechanics.
Kobolds and Catacombs, as one would figure from the expansion’s name, is something of a love letter to the vibe of a classic fantasy dungeon delve. One of the expansion’s biggest features is the Dungeon Run, a free, repeatable, single-player mode that grants you a deck of ten cards and challenges you to beat eight boss encounters from a pool of 48. Succeed in each fight, and you’ll get to “level up” and add three class-specific cards to your deck. Fail, and you lose it all and start from the beginning in true rogue-like fashion.
The new expansion is also introducing the new “Recruit” keyword to the game which pulls a random minion card from your deck, new Legendary weapons for each of the game’s nine classes, and a total of 135 new cards to the game.
More information about Kobolds and Catacombs can be found on the Hearthstone site. You can also pre-order the expansion here as well as take in the official reveal trailer below.
We really like the idea (and the challenge) of a “Hearthstone rogue-like” and as always wonder aloud what sort of changes this upcoming expansion will mean for the greater Hearthstone meta. Are you intrigued by what Kobolds and Catacombs is offering?