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Hearthstone - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion now available

Published: 16:36, 22 October 2020
Hearthstone - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion
Hearthstone - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion

Visit the fabled Darkmoon Faire in the latest expansion for Hearthstone, and harness 135 new cards corrupted by the terrifying power of the Old Gods.

Hearthstone is about to welcome the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion. 

The Old Gods have chosen the Darkmoon Faire as the site of their return, and they’ll tempt players with 135 all-new cards.

Madness at the Darkmoon Faire hearkens back to the fan-favourite Hearthstone expansion from 2016, Whispers of the Old Gods. Legendary minions including C’Thun and Yogg-Saron will make a comeback and the players will be able to use their powers to change the tide of battle.

Players can also harness Old Gods Artifacts – powerful spells inspired by the designs of some familiar Legendary minions from Whispers of the Old Gods. 

Card with the Corrupt keyword will also be available which the players can use to change them into substantially more powerful versions after a higher-cost card is played.

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Hearthstone Duels

Hearthstone Duels is an all-new completely free game mode that combines the player-vs-player Arena mode with the game’s Solo Adventures. 

Players will face other human opponents and try to reach 12 wins before accumulating 3 losses – in Duels, they’ll start with custom-built decks from their own collections, and draft additional cards or game-changing Treasures after each match.

Players will also be able to try their hand at Hearthstone Duels Heroic mode to earn rewards such as in-game gold, cards, card packs, and Arcane Dust. 

Heroic mode Duels runs can be accessed by paying 150 gold or purchasing a Tavern ticket for £1.99. The better the player’s record at the end of the run, the greater the rewards.

Hearthstone Duels will evolve with each new season, with the pool of cards refreshed from Hearthstone's card set catalogue, accompanied by new Heroes, Hero Powers, and signature Treasures. 

The theme for the debut season is Wizard Duels, starring a cast of Heroes pulled from the scholars and luminaries of the Scholomance Academy expansion.

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Players who prepurchase a Madness at the Darkmoon Faire bundle will also receive early access to the new Duels play mode from October 22 to November 11. 

All Hearthstone players will be able to try out the new game mode beginning November 12, with the official launch of the Duels Beta and the beginning of Season 1 of Duels currently slated for November 17.

Progression System Update

Hearthstone will undergo its biggest ever system update on November 12 with a fully overhauled progression system . The new system aims to deliver regular and exciting rewards to players, be they initial dabblers, periodic deck-builders, or committed card-slingers. Here’s a rundown of what’s changing:

  • The new Achievements system tracks players’ statistics and in-game accomplishments. New achievements will be added with every expansion, as well as future game modes, and major updates.
  • The Reward Track allows players to earn in-game gold, card packs, cosmetics, and more – with bonus rewards for players who purchase a Tavern Pass. Every expansion will introduce a new Reward Track, and players progress through its 50 levels by accumulating experience points from Quests, achievements, and play.
  • The revamped Quest system adds robust and rewarding Weekly Quests to the regular rotation of Daily Quests and the special event-driven Legendary Quests that accompany expansions and content updates.
  • Players will be able to view their progress through all of these systems via the new profile page, which will track lifetime stats across a player’s account, including ranks, ratings, and wins.

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The Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Mega Bundle is available starting today for £69.99 and comes with:

  • 85 card packs from the expansion 
  • 5 Golden Card Packs (containing all Golden cards) 
  • one random Golden Legendary card
  • the N’Zoth Warlock Hero
  • the N’Zoth card back
  • perks for Hearthstone Battlegrounds that last until the next expansion
  • early access to the upcoming Hearthstone Duels game mode

Also available is the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Bundle for £34.99, which includes:

  • 45 packs from the expansion 
  • one random Legendary Card
  • the N’Zoth card back
  • early access to Hearthstone Duels
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