Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs Expansion Set to Release on December 7

Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs Expansion Set to Release on December 7

New cards and a new single player mode called Dungeon Runs.

Hearthstone's next big expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs, is set to launch on December 7. To celebrate, there will be a special kobold themed episode of Critical Role, a fantasy RPG show from Geek & Sundry, on November 30.

The new Hearthstone expansion includes 135 new cards, two new card types called Spellstones and Unidentified items, a new legendary weapon for each nine classes, and a new single-player mode called Dungeon Runs.

Dungeon Runs are a new mode with roguelike elements. Players start with a basic, premade deck and will then encounter a series of bosses. With each victory players will add additional cards to their deck. Defeat all eight bosses with all nine classes and you'll receive a rare card back. But if you lose just once, you start from the beginning with a fresh deck.

As a bonus for logging in when the new expansion drops players can earn one random legendary weapon and three Kobolds & Catacombs card packs for free. As with any new Hearthstone expansion, you can pre-order 50 card packs from the new expansion for $49.99 and unlock a "For the Hoard" card back to your deck.

We played a little of the upcoming Dungeon Run mode at Blizzcon this year before speaking with members of the Hearthstone development team (you can read our extensive interview here). As a single-player mode, Dungeon Runs offer a huge amount of replayability thanks to its ever-changing boss structure. While there are no rare cards or card packs as prizes for completion, Dungeon Runs as a standalone activity are a great way to enjoy Hearthstone outside of online competition.

Also, be sure to check out our Everything We Know guide on the upcoming Hearthstone Kobolds & Catacombs expansion for all the details about new cards and strategies.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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