'Hearthstone' The Boomsday Project Expansion Announced - Screens & Trailer

Boomsday Project coming to a tablet near you Blizzard

Boomsday Project coming to a tablet near you Blizzard

Okay, so, yes, the jokes are a bit cheesy and all, but there's actually a lot of good information in there about some of the new mechanics coming to Hearthstone in the Boomsday expansion. There are also Projects, which provide bonuses to both players, and Omega cards, which offer powerful bonuses when played at 10 mana.

On the single-player side of things, we're getting a mode I'd been hoping to see in Hearthstone for a long time: solo puzzles that test your problem-solving skills and card knowledge to overcome a tricky gamestate. Myra's Unstable Element costs five mana and lets you draw the rest of your deck. They don't spend the mana, making the cards some of the most versatile Hearthstone has ever seen. Biology Project fits with Druid's theme of ramping up mana crystals quickly, and the 1-cost, gain 2 mana effect could lead to some explosive Turn 1 openings.

Speaking of madness, this expansion will also introduce Omega cards. They allow you to fuse with existing minions by playing them to the minion's left, turning them into a buff spell rather than a minion.

A few other cards were shown, including a Shaman minion which doubles the effect of the next spell you'll play, and will unfortunately slot quite well into the hated Shudderwock deck.

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Dr Boom's experiments are the basis of The Boomsday Project which includes 135 brand-new cards, a new keyword, Project cards and ΩMEGA cards. Players will marvel at the discovery of nine new, immensely powerful Legendary Spells! But hey, there's still plenty more to be revealed. The Boomsday Project also includes a new mode called The Puzzle Lab, which is exactly what it sounds like. We'll have one more expansion later in 2018. First and foremost, the expansion is set to release on August 7, nearly the exact same date last year's second expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, came out.

There were some additional changes to existing cards that went live with today's patch, mostly regarding tribal types. Both sets include a free golden legendary card and the exclusive Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, and the 80-pack bundle includes Mecha-Jaraxxus himself as a new playable Warlock hero. Secondly, there are not one but two pre-purchase options the first one follows the classic path: 50 packs and a card back, but throws in a random Golden Legendary as well.

And as noted last week, Mountain Giant, Molten Giant, Witchwood Piper, North Sea Kraken, and Jungle Moonkin have had their tribal tags adjusted.

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