Blizzard Entertainment announced today that another expansion is on the horizon for Hearthstone, the company's digital card game. The Boomsday Project is the next major update for the game, coming out August 7 on PC and mobile.
The Boomsday Project expansion will feature 135 cards, focused primarily around mechanical-themed cards. The set includes new card abilities, like Magnetic, which allows players to combine cards together. There's also Omega cards, which have additional abilities if played when you have 10 mana crystals. Finally, each class is getting its own Legendary Spell, like Myra's Unstable Element, which is shown in the video above.
The set is built around the character Dr. Boom, a Goblin first introduced back in the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion. The good doctor has set up Boom Labs out in Netherstorm's Area 52, crafting all sort of mechanical marvels that explode real good. The original Dr. Boom card was one of the strongest minion cards at the time of the Goblins vs Gnomes' 2014 release.
Blizzard will have a card reveal livestream for The Boomsday Project on July 23, 2018 at 10am PT / 1pm ET on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel.Players who log in after the expansion's launch for a limited time will receive three free card packs and a random Class Legendary minion card.
Players can pre-purchase the expansion to receive a 50 card pack bundle, a random Golden Legendary card from The Boomsday Project, and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back. There's also a second mega-bundle to pre-purchase, including a 80 card pack bundle, the Golden Legendary, the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, and a new Warlock hero, Mecha-Jaraxxus himself.