According to a sort of stealth announcement from Blizzard, the next Hearthstone expansion is on the way. Hearthstone’s next expansion will be The Boomsday Project, and it’s due to launch on August 7.
The expansion is headlined by Dr. Boom, this expansion is full of zany and chaotic elements and gameplay mechanics that are a great fit for the theme as a whole. The Boomsday Project will add 135 new cards, including nine Legendary spells, a host of new Mech minions, and the new keywords Omega and Magnetic.
Omega is a pretty simple new mechanic, if you play an Omega card when you have 10 Mana, it gets a bonus. In the case of Omega Defender, that bonus is a whopping 10 extra attack.
Magnetic is a Mech-exclusive keyword that behaves a bit differently. It’s an ability “that allows players to merge Mech minions, combining their attack, health, and abilities,” Blizzard says. So in other words, an easy new way for tech-focused techs to create massively powerful monsters on a whim.
Fan website Hearthpwn was able to grab all the details, including a variety of new cards spotted in screengrabs.
We can expect more news about the expansion via a livestream on July 23. Until then, you can check out the short announcement trailer down below.
As usual, there are some special one-time pre-order bundles for you to snap up if that’s your thing. For $50, you can get a 50-pack Boomsday bundle which comes with a free golden Legendary and the new Mecha-Jaraxxus card back. For $80, you can upgrade to the 80-pack bundle which comes with the free golden Legendary, the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, and the Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock hero skin.