Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Comes Out Next Week

Hearthstone's Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Comes Out Next Week

Prepare for the Lich King.

Blizzard's big new Hearthstone expansion, 'Knights of the Frozen Throne', will arrive on August 10 according to Blizzard. The new expansion will give players access to a host of new Nortrend themed content including new cards, card mechanics, and a new single player campaign that pits players against the Lich King.

Knights of the Frozen Throne will come with 135 new cards, Legendary Hero Cards which changes the existing nine heroes into Death Knights with modified hero powers, and eight free missions that will reward players with one free legendary card, and a card pack for each wing completed. There's also a new Lifesteal mechanic, which is common in competitive card games but new to Hearthstone that heals players for damage dealt.

Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne

Blizzard has been steadily revealing new cards leading up to the expansion, and the community has so far reacted with enthusiasm. There appears to be a real emphasis on card text abilities in this expansion that should prove to change up Hearthstone in an interesting direction. Blizzard appears to be growing the healthiest meta we've seen in the game since the last expansion, 'Journey to Un'Goro'.

If you want a full breakdown of the new 'Knights of the Frozen Throne' expansion, we have a comprehensive guide that details all the new cards revealed so far, what to expect in the single-player campaign, and explanations on the new mechanics.

Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne drops on August 10. You can pre-order a one-time bundle of 50-cards for $49.99. It also includes a unique themed card part from the Lich King himself.

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