Next Hearthstone Expansion Is Journey to Un'Goro, Introduces Legendary Quests

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
Share:

Welcome to the jungle! Hearthstone's next expansion will be Journey to Un'Goro, as revealed in a promo video featuring Production Director Jason Chayes and Game Director Ben Brode. The new set adds 135 cards, including a new card type and new mechanic.

The new card type, the quest, is a legendary card that automatically goes into your hand at the start of the game and deploys on your hero like a secret (though both players can see it). If you fulfill its conditions, you claim a great reward. In the example from the video, it's Amara, Warden of Hope, a five-cost 8/8 Taunt with "Battlecry: Set your hero's Health to 40." Not too shabby.

The new mechanic is Adapt, which functions a little like "Discover for minions." The example in the video is of a five-cost 5/4 minion that, when played, lets you choose from one of three additional abilities (out of a possible pool of 10).

Other highlights the developers showed off include a shaman card that deals 15 damage for five mana, a mage legendary that keeps getting bigger every time it dies, and the addition of the elemental subtype to minions new and old.

Blizzard will show off more cards from the set starting on March 17. You can keep up with all the revelations on the expansion's website. The set launches -- and kicks off the Year of the Mammoth and all the changes that will come with that -- in early April.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Steve Hawke 5 years ago
I am still rustled that they didn't name it "The Lost World of Un'goro"...

Blizzard missed a HUGE opportunity here for me :P


Read Next

Revelation Online Throws Open The Early Access Gates

Revelation Online Throws Open The Early Access Gates

If you bought a Founder's Pack for Revelation Online, today's the day you've been waiting for.

By Jason Winter - 5 years ago

You May Enjoy

Among Us Roadmap Says It's Time For A New Map This Year

Among Us Roadmap Says It's Time For A New Map This Year

They aren't spilling the beans just yet, but the 5th map is coming.

By Troy Blackburn - 2 days ago
Dauntless Developer Phoenix Labs Is Independent Once Again

Dauntless Developer Phoenix Labs Is Independent Once Again

The company is now self-owned and going private.

By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago
Activision Blizzard's 2022 Financial Results And Q4 Earnings Display 43% Year-Over-Year Net Bookings Growth

Activision Blizzard's 2022 Financial Results And Q4 Earnings Display 43% Year-Over-Year Net Bookings Growth

Overwatch 2 delivered the highest quarterly figures for player numbers and hours played in Overwatch history.

By Aspen Pash - 1 day ago
Play MMORPG Ethyrial: Echoes Of Yore Now During Steam Next Fest

Play MMORPG Ethyrial: Echoes Of Yore Now During Steam Next Fest

If you're looking for an old-school MMORPG this could be for you.

By Troy Blackburn - 1 day ago
Ashes Of Creation Shares New Updates On Its Tank Archetype Along With Live Game Footage

Ashes Of Creation Shares New Updates On Its Tank Archetype Along With Live Game Footage

Players also got a look at brand-new character art updates.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Heroes And Generals To Sunset Current Game While Heading To Kickstarter For Sequel

Heroes And Generals To Sunset Current Game While Heading To Kickstarter For Sequel

It's the end for one game as they attempt to crowdfund the sequel.

By Troy Blackburn - 2 days ago