2020 is a massive year for Hearthstone as Blizzard is soon releasing Ashes of Outland this April, and it’s the first of three expansion this year. Much like previous expansions, Ashes of Outland brings lots of new cards, what sets it apart though is that it will introduce a new class — the Demon Hunter.
The Demon Hunter
For the first time since it’s launch, Hearthstone is getting a new class, the Demon Hunter. All Hearthstone players will receive the the all-new class upon completion of the free Demon Hunter Prologue campaign, a re-telling of Illidan Stormrage’s origin story. The campaign will be made playable on April 3, 2020.
Upon completion the prologue, Hearthstone players will get access to 30 Demon class cards, as well as a pre-built starter Demon Hunter deck.
The Demon Hunter class and the new Demon Hunter class cards will be released in-game on April 8, the launch date of the Ashes of Outland expansion.
Ashes of Outland
Aside from bringing a new class, Ashes of Outland also features a ton of new cards that feature unique traits. As for its theme, the expansion is based on The Burning Crusade expansion of WoW, and it featured Illidan Stormrage — the self-proclaimed Lord of Outland.
In all, Ashes of Outland brings 135 new cards that are set to shake-up the game. Starting March 18, players can pre-purchase the Ashes of Outland Mega Bundle for USD 79.99 which includes 90 Ashes of Outland card packs, one random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary card, the Lady Vashj Shaman Hero, the Serpentine card back, four Arena tickets, and Descent of Dragons bonuses for the Battlegrounds game mode.
Players can also opt for the Pre-Purchase bundle for USD 49.99 which includes 55 Ashes of Outland card packs, one random Ashes of Outland Legendary card, and the Serpentine card back.
Year of the Phoenix Updates
The Ashes of Outland expansion is part of Blizzard’s Year of the Phoenix update for Hearthstone coming at certain points this year. The massive update will feature the following changes:
- Ranked Mode Overhaul—The ranked ladder is seeing substantial improvements in the new year, including reworked matchmaking and a fun progression system loaded with meaningful rewards.
- New and Returning Player Experience—New players who ascend through the beginner ranks—as well as those returning to Hearthstone after an absence—will receive a free competitive deck of the class of their choice. In addition, they’ll get to play some all-new single-player missions to get back into the swing of things.
- Battlegrounds Updates—Hearthstone: Battlegrounds continues to evolve in the Year of the Phoenix, starting with the addition of Illidan to the roster, ahead of Ashes of Outland.
- . . . And More! There’s plenty to look forward to in the Year of the Phoenix, including new card additions to the Hall of Fame, substantial updates to the Priest class as well as a nonstop barrage of new content, such as in-game events, free Solo Adventures, and much more.
Pre-Register now for free card packs!
To celebrate the new Demon Hunter class, players in SEA (including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) will be able to pre-register to get free Hearthstone packs!
Starting today until April 7th, players who complete the pre-registration through the official campaign website (https://goblizzard.tw/hearthstone/ashesofoutland) can claim free special goodies, including card packs from the Classic set or Year of the Dragon expansions.
For more info on the expansion, as well as the Year of the Phoenix update, visit the official Hearthstone website.