Blizzard Announces Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum League of Explorers Expansion
After several days of teasing and a cinematic video giving hints at what it will be, Blizzard has announced the Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion. Like we thought, the expansion will be bringing back the fan favorite group of adventurers called the League of Explorers.
Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum Expansion Details
The Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion is the second one this year; with the developer Blizzard planning three in total for 2019. The first expansion was Rise of Shadows, which was released a couple of months ago, focusing on the sinister League of EVIL.
The League of EVIL succeeded in taking the city of Dalaran and now it’s up to some heroes to save the day. Those heroes are the League of Explorers, four adventurers who scour the world looking for secret ruins and ancient treasure to uncover. Think Indiana Jones meets World of Warcraft and you’ve got it.
We don’t know much about the Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion beyond what the teaser trailer for it hints at. It seems that the League is stepping up to be the ones to stop King Togwaggle and his League of EVIL, and be the heroes we need to save the day.
We know that the four explorers are confirmed for the expansion: Brann Bronzebeard, Elise Starseeker, Sir Finley Mrrgglton, and the fan favorite card character Reno Jackson. As such, expect to get at least one new card for all four of our heroes in celebration of their heroic efforts.
New and Returning Features in Saviors of Uldum
The Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion will see you likely help the four treasure hunters as they, well, hunt treasure, visit mysterious areas, and take on the devious bad guys from the League of EVIL. What we do know about this expansion is that you will have new keywords to use.
The first of these is the Reborn keyword. As the name implies, cards that have this particular keyword will be able to be reborn from the ashes. When they are destroyed in battle, they will immediately come back to life but the catch is that they will only have one health left.
That keyword will add a necessary extra dimension to the game that will be sure to make matches in the Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion more interesting. The League of EVIL will also be getting a new keyword, Plague.
The Plague keyword cards are used by the five League of EVIL classes that exist. Given that they are a plague as opposed to a mere poison, these cards’ effects will affect every minion on the board as it spreads like a plague. This could end up being one of the most unpredictable keywords in the game.
Last but not least, we know that there will be some returning mechanics to the game, too, with the release of the Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion. Players will have the opportunity to get new Quest cards for all manner of classes in the game.
This second expansion of 2019 was teased last week in a cinematic trailer. The title gave nothing away about what it would be called with the trailer itself featuring the League of EVIL’s King Togwaggle entering what looked to be Madame Luzul’s chamber.
Saviors of Uldum Expansion Release Date
He peeked at some cards on her deck and they glowed brightly, and played Indiana Jones-like music when Togwaggle picked them up. At the end of the trailer, he showed noticeable fear at the cards and the trailer teased that we would find out what’s next today.
Now we know that what’s next for the beloved card battling game is the Hearthstone Saviors of Uldum expansion. You can begin pre-ordering the expansion today as it releases in just over a month on August 6. Stay tuned for more information regarding this exciting League of Explorers expansion.