Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled Saviors of Uldum, the adventurous new expansion for the digital card game Hearthstone. It will be available from 6 August, this action-packed second chapter in the game’s year-long storyline picks up where the latest expansion, Rise of Shadows, and its corresponding solo adventure, The Dalaran Heist, left off with thrilling new keywords, intriguing new Hero Powers, and 135 swelteringly new cards.
Blizzard releases three expansions a year for the free-to-play game to give those players a reason to spend more money on digital card packs. In Saviors of Uldum, players will join ranks with the League of Explorers—a motley crew of treasure seekers and Azeroth’s unlikeliest heroes. To get the upper hand against the League of E.V.I.L., players will have to survive such perils as plague cards with powerful, board-sweeping effects and the reborn, restless mummified minions that come back to un-life (with just one health remaining) upon being defeated. Would-be heroes can even the odds by completing all-new quests, a returning mechanic featuring game-changing objective cards that are now easier to achieve and reward players with powerful alternate Hero Powers.
“Starting with Rise of Shadows, and now with Saviors of Uldum, we’re refining game mechanics and exploring new ideas that will add even more layers of depth and strategic decision-making to Hearthstone. We think these new cards, as well as the return of fan-favorite heroes from the League of Explorers expansion, will continue making this the game’s most exciting and competitive year ever,” said Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack.
Saviors of Uldum card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s arena mode starting with the expansion’s launch on 6 August, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. In addition, players who log in for a limited time after release will be able to claim one of the new legendary quest cards, randomly selected from this set. Starting today and up until launch, players can pre-purchase Saviors of Uldum card packs in two different bundle options: the 50-pack bundle includes a random golden legendary card and the elise Starseeker card back, while the 80-pack mega bundle includes those bonuses along with the new playable elise starseeker Druid Hero. These bundles are available for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively; one of each can be purchased per account.