Hearthstone teased its new expansion on Wednesday ahead of tomorrow’s reveal. Over on Twitter, the teaser told adventurers that “it’s almost time to set sail.”
It's almost time to set sail, adventurers! 🧭 pic.twitter.com/4CZKM1WRGD
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) March 16, 2022
A short video accompanied the text, beginning with a sonar beeping steadily. This was followed by ominous music that continued to build up. A figure with glowing red eyes then appeared in the depths. The video ended with text stating the reveals will begin on Thursday. This is after a previous announcement pushed the reveals back from Tuesday.
Adventurers, hold steady!
We’ll be sharing the details of the new Hearthstone expansion on March 17, instead of March 15 as previously announced. Thanks for your understanding, and we’ll see you then!
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) March 14, 2022
This new Hearthstone expansion will be the first of three this year, according to another announcement.
While players anticipate the reveal, they can also look forward to Hearthstone Masters Tour Ruins of Alterac, which will kick off this Friday. The title of Masters Tour Champion will be at stake alongside a $250,000 prize pool.
This tournament will last from Friday to Sunday, with the live broadcasts starting at 11 a.m. ET on YouTube each day. Competitors will duke it out in the best-of-five conquest with a ban format, which involves bringing four decks and four unique classes into the fray. Each player must ban one deck from their opponent.
Hearthstone Masters Tour Ruins of Alterac will begin with four rounds of swiss on Friday, followed by four more on Saturday. On Sunday, the tournament will have a round of 16, the top eight, semifinals and finals.
During the live broadcast, viewers can earn up to two Fractured in Alterac Valley card packs. Two hours of the live broadcast must be watched to gain the first one, and another two hours grants the viewer a second card pack.
To participate in these drops, a viewer must head to the “Connected Apps” section on YouTube and click the “Connect” button located beside Battle.net.
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