• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Shop Contact Us Submit Videos Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Apple Watch Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Apple Watch Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Apple Watch game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Apple Watch game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Apple Watch games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
iPad  header logo

 IPAD NEWS - UPDATE

Here's what you need to know about Hearthstone's Year of the Raven

Custom tournaments, three new expansions, and much more

Product: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft | Developer: Blizzard Entertainment | Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment | Genre: Card battler, RPG, Strategy
For: iPad   Also on: Android, iPhone
 
It’s out with the Year of the Mammoth and in with the Year of the Raven for Hearthstone fans. Blizzard is gearing up for a new year of expansions, which also introduces new cards, an updated card rotation, and even custom tournaments.

Subscribe to AppSpy on

Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode laid out all the details in a new Fireside Chat. The Year of the Raven will introduce three sets of new cards, meaning some older cards will be cycled out. When the new expansion arrives in a few weeks, cards from Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will become exclusive to Wild play. Cards from the Year of the Mammoth will still be fair game in all modes of play. Apart from these sets, three Classic cards will also move into Wild format: Ice Block, Coldlight Oracle, and Molten Giant.

A new year also welcomes new ways to have fun with your friends. Players will now be able to host custom in-game tournaments within the Hearthstone client. The new feature includes matchmaking and deck-checking, and will probably go live later this year.

Hearthstone custom tournaments

Lastly, a new Druid Hero is joining in on the fun. Lunara, daughter of a demi-god, is a powerful defender of wildlife and nature. You can obtain her if you win 10 Standard Ranked or Casual games once the first expansion of the year launches.

Blizzard’s still teasing out an official release date for the first Year of the Raven expansion, but you can likely expect to see it in the next few weeks or so (Journey to Un’Goro debuted in the first week of April last year). You can read all about the new year over on Hearthstone’s official site. If you can’t wait for the Year of the Raven to begin, we’ve got some nifty deck guides and general tips and tricks to help you switch up your game.
 

Reviewer photo
Jessica Famularo 27 February 2018
Have your say! Related stories  
POPULAR STORIES
RECENT COMMENTS
LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
VIDEO REVIEWS
Running!