Last week, Blizzard teased a new hero and then went on to reveal that alternate portraits/characters were coming to Hearthstone. The teaser department is hard at work again it seems – there’s a new… something coming to the popular card game, but it what it is exactly, nobody knows… yet.
A rookie detective can easily spot that this new box appears in the game mode selection menu. What will it entail though? WHAT’S IN THE BOX? Is Hearthstone getting a new mode? Over on Reddit, the speculation keeps getting wilder and wilder.
Several are hoping for a tournament mode. The idea is that players pay an entrance fee to get placed in a small competitive event of sorts, consisting of say, 8-16 players. They play through the brackets to see who is the best. Winning or podium finishes could provide rewards such as gold or additional packs of cards.
Others are hoping for a 2 v 2 mode. This is pretty self-explanatory, though how it would word exactly is anybody’s guess. Would it be similar to the Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Archon mode, where two players control a single army and base (or in this case, build and control a single deck)? Or will Blizzard implement the full 2 v 2 route, where there are four decks at play? Kill those dreams of co-op now, as they’ve denied such a mode being in the works on the German Hearthstone Page (via Hearthstone top decks):
A pity really. 2 v 2 Hearthstone sounds like some ridiculously fun mayhem!
Lastly, some claim the mystery box may simply be a new place where a player can control/manage alternate heroes/purchases or view their stats. This to me doesn’t seem worthy of a teaser. I’m hoping that’s NOT what’s in the box.
As a bonus, here’s what captain_dickydoo (best name ever) thinks the new button will be:
Maybe a “Blizzard Bank” button where you can take out a loan with Blizzard so you can get all the new heroes and future add-ons. It’ll have a 30% interest rate as well as options to mortgage your house, car, and first born child.
I think we have a winner. In all seriousness, I think we may be seeing a tournament mode. It’s what the community have been wanting for a long time. Will that be the case? We’ll find out soon enough.
What do you think is in the box?
Last Updated: June 9, 2015