Grand Tournament Hearthstone
This week Hearthstone had a live stream highlighting their new expansion; The Grand Tournament! and QueueTimes was watching for you!
Blizzard has announced the release of The Grand Tournament and a little bit of the lore behind it!
They will be adding 132 NEW cards! The official release is August (no specific date yet) but they will be releasing select cards early. To check out the cards as they release check here. If you want to vote for the card that gets released next check here. Below are a few of the new cards!
In addition to the new cards, it was announced that there will be a new meta that focuses on the heroes. “There will be a ton of new hero power cards,” said Eric Dodds, game design manager. There’s also a new keyword: “Inspire.” Inspire minions have abilities that activate when your hero’s power is used. The upgraded hero powers push everyone to utilize their hero power more often and less as a last resort.
But that isn’t everything there is still more! They added a new board in the The Grand Tournament expansion. It was hinted that the archery corner will change at random, so you will have to log in and see the different things that may happen!
If you want to make sure you are ready to battle with the best on release day of The Grand Tournament, Blizzard is offering a pre-purchase offer for $49.99 — you get 50 Grand Tournament card packs at launch and the new triumphant card back!
I am not one to hop on the pre-purchases for f2p games; however, this one kind of has me hooked. At 20 cents a card I might just jump on this offer. The Grand Tournament pre-purchase will be available next week (7/27/2015) and the packs will be able to open in August. All 132 new cards will also be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and purchasable with in-game gold.