Remember that mysterious box Blizzard teased for Hearthstone two days ago? Card enthusiasts around the world speculated for hours on end, trying to figure out what it could possibly entail. It’s time for them to put their tinfoil hats away, because Blizzard have finally shed some light on the matter. WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Well, it isn’t the tournament mode everybody has been asking for. Nope… Hearthstone will be receiving what is called Tavern Brawl in its next patch. Here’s the premise:
Tavern Brawl is a new way to play Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft!
Each week, a different Tavern Brawl will pit you head to head versus another player using exciting and unique rules. One week might feature preset decks, while another week could have you crafting a brand new Tavern Brawl deck following specific guidelines, while others might offer buffs to specific minion types—who knows!
Tavern Brawl can be found below the Play, Solo Adventures, and the Arena buttons on the main Hearthstone screen. You may have to toughen up before entering the fray—Tavern Brawl is unlocked once a player has a level 20 Hero.
The possibilities for fun inside Tavern Brawl are endless— the only thing you should expect is the unexpected!
Players will be able to take part in Tavern Brawl starting next week sometime. The mode will not be available 24/7, but rather as a timed event.
The first playable Tavern Brawl arrives in Mid-June, so get ready to pile on and knock some heads together. Brawls get plenty rowdy, so the Innkeeper will definitely need a couple of days after each one ends to get the inn all tidied up before the next brawl begins. That means Tavern Brawls are temporarily closed while the Innkeeper cleans up before a new, different brawl starts—so be sure to get a match or two in while you can!
Sounds like a nice twist to the norm. I personally would love to try it when there are preset decks, because I hate building the damn things myself.
Tavern Brawl will also be free when it first launches. Thereafter, a cost similar to that of arena will probably be implemented. Players who partake in the mode when it becomes available will earn a free card pack when they win their first game.
Lastly, the new patch will add even more heroes. Remember, these are purely cosmetic. We’ve already seen Magni Bronzebeard who will serve as an alternate portrait to the default Warrior class. Looks like there is a new Mage and Hunter on the way too.
Yeah my Warcraft knowledge is shocking, so I have no clue who they are. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say the new hunter is Sylvanas Windrunner (based purely on the bow). That may be too obvious though.
Who do you think they are? Are you excited for Tavern Brawl too?
Last Updated: June 11, 2015