Today Blizzard announced major improvements to pack openings starting with the (yet unannounced) next set, and some pack bundle deals starting in the next couple days.
Starting with next set, but applying retroactively to all packs, you will be unable to open a duplicate Legendary until after you have already collected all the Legendaries in that set. This move encourages players to craft chase Legendaries sooner, without fear of opening a duplicate and thereby effectively “wasting” 1200 dust. You will also no longer be able to open three of the same card in any single pack.
On top of that, whenever a new set is released, you are guaranteed a Legendary within your first 10 packs of that set.
Finally, Un’Goro will be on sale, for a limited time, starting in the next few days. You will now get free bonus packs included in any pack bundles you buy.
Although not overtly part of this announcement, this seems like the first step in announcing the new set for a few reasons: 1) the new set is expected to come out in around a couple months, so the timing seems right for the announcement to come soon; 2) this announcement about next set’s packs gets the hype train started, and it makes sense to keep the train rolling once it gets going; and 3) a sale on Un’Goro when the next set is announced would make sense, as it encourages players to put more money into the game when they would otherwise be inclined to begin hoarding for the next set.
Check out the whole announcement–including an accompanying video with a visibly giddy Ben Brode–and let us know what you think the next set will be in the comments, below.
Having fun and exciting moments in Hearthstone is important to us, so today we’re announcing an upcoming change to the way you’ll experience cracking open Hearthstone card packs.
Starting with the release of Hearthstone’s next expansion (but applying to ALL Hearthstone card packs), every time you open a Legendary in a card pack, it will be a Legendary card from the same set that you don’t already own. Once you own either the golden or non-golden version of a Legendary card, you won’t get a duplicate of it until you own all the Legendary cards from that set. Soon, you’ll be able to craft a Legendary without the worry of opening it in your next few packs!
In addition, you will never open more copies of any card in a pack than you can use in a single deck—no more opening three or more of the same common, rare, or epic card in one pack!
Even More Legendary!
Beginning with the release of the next expansion, you’re also guaranteed to get a Legendary within your first 10 packs of a new set. The release of a new Hearthstone expansion is a super exciting time, and with this change we hope your pack openings start off on a celebratory note!
Combined, these changes should make the pack opening experience more exciting than ever—especially when you see that flash of gold heralding a Legendary card!
The Greater Crater Promotion
Elise Starseeker and her junior explorers have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery: a crater full of card packs! Starting in the next few days, we’re having a special limited time promotion for Journey to Un’Goro card pack bundles: the price stays the same, but the number of packs gets dino-sized!
|Original Pack Bundles||Special Pack Bundles|
|7 packs||+2 packs = 9 packs total|
|15 packs||+5 packs = 20 packs total|
|40 packs||+12 packs = 52 packs total|
|60 packs*||+18 packs = 78 packs total|
We can’t wait to see your Legendary pack openings starting with Hearthstone’s next expansion!
*60 card pack bundle size available only on PC.