Hearthstone official artwork for The Witchwood expansion

After being teased for quite a while now, Hearthstone's The Witchwood expansion has finally arrived alongside the Year of the Raven. What this means in gameplay terms is that you now have 135 new cards to play around with, a couple of simple yet incredibly potent new mechanics, as well as a Standard Mode without Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Kharazan and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan cards.

You can find the full list of new cards, as well as all of their effects, over at the official website. If you prefer to see them in action, however, you'll be glad to hear that just by logging in you will be granted 3 The Witchwood card packs and a random new Legendary. Additionally, your odds of getting new Legendary cards are greatly increased while opening your first dozen or so packs, so make sure to take advantage of that feature as well.

There will also be a brand new PvE mode coming in on April 26th - Monster Hunt. Much like the Kobolds & Catacombs Dungeon Run, you will have to defeat scores of bosses in order to add more powerful cards to your deck, all of which will culminate in grand showdown with Hagatha! Besides being a good bit of fun, you can also earn a rather fancy new card back by beating the final boss with all four hunters, so I'd definitely recommend giving it a try - even if you're not a big fan of Hearthstone in general.

You can learn more about The Witchwood by heading over here. And finally, allow me to leave you with the recent and rather fun cinematic trailer. Enjoy!

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