The most obvious change will be the change of card. The sets of 2016 – Whispers of the ancient gods One night in Karazhan and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan – they will all go from the standard format to make way for the new expansion. This has traditionally been the best time of year for new players to jump into the game, as it has the least number of cards in play, but the change also updates the goal of the decks and competitive strategies. While all three sets this year are still shrouded in mystery, they will all have free one-player adventure content, hopefully they'll be as resourceful and enjoyable as the Arena-type Dungeon Run that came with the most recent expansion Kobolds & Catacombs .
But the 2016 cards will not be the only ones that will join the Wild format. Three old favorites will be added to the Hall of Fame, the honorary category of the Hearthstone team created last year to remove cards from the previously immune clbadic set that was launched with the game. The 2017 entries included favorite fans like Ragnaros the Firelord, Sylvanas Windrunner and Azure Drake, which Blizzard brought out by automatically being included in most of the decks that were also becoming too difficult to design. The slate of this year's Hall of Fame is very similar: Ice Block and Coldlight Oracle are being retired for defining decks for years.
Interestingly, Molten Giant is also winning the Hall of Fame with his 5 mana nerf reversed at its original cost; The Hearthstone team could be doing this as a gift for veteran fans to resurrect old covers in Wild. If you have any of these cards, you will receive a full reward as if you had disenchanted them, which can generate some dust if you manage to manufacture them in advance and dismantle them later, as explained in this guide.  The new year and the next set will probably bring back the casual and absent players curiosity about the next handful of cards, but those who have been away for a while will have to catch up with the expansions and strategies that are they lost To overcome that "homework hump", Hearthstone is delivering a new portrait of free Druid hero (just like they did for the first new set of 2017). The players will win Lunara, the cheerful dryad that fans of Heroes of the Storm will recognize, after winning 10 games in the Standard format.
The most exciting change will not be new cards or content, but the ability of any player to create their own tournament within the game client. Just set the rules and press & # 39; launch & # 39; – Hearthstone will matchmake and see the decks to make sure they fit your bonkers theme (Lorewalker Cho + Faceless Manipulator + Mirage Caller, come on). The beta version will arrive later this year at an undetermined time, so in all likelihood, do not expect it along with the first expansion.
Finally, the new year will bring more international stops for the 2018 Hearthstone Championship Tour, which Hearthstone team announced in advance. Check your blog post to see the new schedule. That's all we know about the Year of the Raven so far, but fans should be on the lookout for news of the first expansion of 2018 that is likely to decrease in the coming weeks. And if you have any questions, Hearthstone game director Ben Brode and senior producer Yong Woo will present a live Q & A on the game's Twitch channel at 11 a.m. PT on March 2.