Journey to Un’Goro Hearthstone’s Expansion Introduces New Mechanics
Journey to Un’Goro is the first of this year’s three expansions ushers in the Year Of The Mammoth.
Journey to Un’Goro, is Blizzard’s latest expansion to Hearthstone. Set in the Un’Goro crater is a prehistoric region of Azeroth preserved in time. Here giant dinosaurs roam the mountains and valleys, elemental energy runs wild, and lethal flora and fauna lure prey to their death. Featuring 135 new Hearthstone cards as well as the legendary one-mana quest cards.
The new Journey to Un’Goro expansion will be the first test of Blizzard’s new adventure/expansion format. In which there are essentially no more adventures at all, only expansions where players have to purchase packs. This leads to more cards with the PvE content will be free. When previously you had to purchase “wings” of it with gold or real money.
First on the list are two brand-new mechanics:
That lets you choose from three random stat or ability options to give a creature once it enters play. Adapt will likely up the game’s randomness.
Quests are legendary one-mana cards that appear in your opening hand. Playing these will set a quest for you to complete, like “play seven Deathrattle minions.” Once you’ve satisfied the requirements, you’ll be given a card that provides a massive boon, like setting your hero’s health to 40 (potentially healing off massive damage and increasing it past the standard 30). There’s also a new creature type, Elementals, to join Dragons, Murlocs and Pirates as a theme to arrange your decks around.
Journey to Un’Goro card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Before the game is released in mid-April players can pre-order Journey to Un’Goro card packs in a special 50-pack bundle. On any platform, for a one-time price of USD $49.99 (one purchase per account) or MYR 221.96.
Blizzard will announce a batch of cards on March 17th with more trickling out until the expansion comes out in early April. The studio has already promised free packs, in-game gold and crafting dust in the weeks leading up to its launch.
While that means finally saying goodbye to your beloved Reno Jackson decks we’re hoping that Un’Goro will bring in a few cool changes.