Blizzard has revealed Hearthstone‘s first expansion of 2017 – a journey to the dinosaur-filled Un’Goro Crater.
The rumored Un’Goro expansion for Hearthstone has just been officially confirmed via lead developer Ben Brode. Journey to Un’Goro will be available in “Spring” and will add 135 new cards and some new mechanics.
The first of these is the “Adapt” keyword – which works similarly to the “Discover” keyword but rather than discovering a new card, you “Discover” a new trait for your minion, such as +3 Attack, Windfury, or a Deathrattle.
A brand-new type of card has also been added: Quests. Until now, Legendary cards have been limited to minions, but quests are a kind of “legendary spell”. You can only have one quest in your deck, and it will always start off in your opening hand. Once you complete the requirements for the quest, you’ll get a considerable reward. Check out the priest quest, “Awaken the Makers”, below:
Lastly, Journey to Un’Goro will add a new “Elemental” tribe of minions, which will join the likes of Murlocs, Pirates, Mechs, Dragons and Beasts. As well as new cards, many old cards have been re-branded as Elementals, such as Fire Elemental, Earth Elemental, and Ragnaros, Lightlord. You can see all of the cards revealed in the announcement video below:
Starting tomorrow, you can pre-purchase 50 Journey to Un’Goro card packs for $49.99 USD and receive the Fossil card back. Blizzard says that more card reveals will drop starting March 17. When Journey to Un’Goro is released, it will kick off the Year of the Mammoth, which will retire the Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers sets from Standard play.