Hearthstone Year of the Gryphon: Mercenaries, New Formats, Classic Mode & More

BlizzConline was full of exciting news for Hearthstone community, featuring the reveal of Hearthstone: Mercenaries in addition to new game modes, legendary reworks and more.

It’s now the Year of the Gryphon and players will heading into the Barrens. To celebrate the next milestone in the game, players can login to Hearthstone to receive a free legendary: Shadow Hunter Val’jin. Another new legendary is Blademaster Samuro, who will feature a new mechanic called Frenzy.

Huge news is the reveal of Hearthstone: Mercenaries, a new way to play with your favorite heroes in an RPG format. Heroes and villains available to play with include Sylvanas, Ragnaros and fan favorites like the Devilsaur and Gruul the Dragonslayer.

Today’s event revealed that players will be seeing the launch a (free) standard format shakeup called the Core Set featuring 235 cards including 29 new cards.

Three legendary dragons will be seeing a rework: Ysera, Malygos and Deathwing.

A new format called Classic Play is coming our way, featuring the original cards and rank/reward system from the game at launch.

Players have the chance to unlock the Blizzard 30th Anniversary card back for free starting today!