Blizzard outlined its plans for the approaching “12 months of the Gryphon” Hearthstone content material at BlizzConline, together with an entire new solution to play.
Blizzard’s plans for the approaching yr in Hearthstone features a new RPG-like mode known as Mercenaries. It permits you to assemble a staff of fan-favorite characters and degree them as much as unlock new powers and talents. It is coming later this yr.
The Mercenaries mode will embrace each PvE and PvP modes. In PvE, you will tackle a gauntlet of randomly generated encounters, which grant you loot and expertise for unlocking extra highly effective variations of your heroes as you make your solution to the ultimate boss. In PvP, you will come to blows with an opposing Mercenary staff, and you may every plan your subsequent flip simultaneously–a sharp departure from the usual turn-based fight in Hearthstone.
The announcement particularly mentions Sylvanas Windrunner and Ragnaros the Firelord as examples of heroes who shall be recruitable in Mercenaries. The brand new growth, Cast within the Barrens, will introduce 10 legendary mercenary characters as a part of a brand new year-long storyline, so it looks like a secure guess that they will be concerned within the new mode as properly.
For extra on the upcoming growth and the entire 12 months of the Gryphon modifications, take a look at everything we know about Hearthstone’s 2021 plans. Blizzard had loads to say about its different upcoming video games throughout its annual occasion as well–there’s new BlizzConline 2021 announcements for Diablo IV, World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, and extra.