BlizzCon 2019 just passed, and it brought us some exciting insights regarding new games. Along with the spooky Diablo 4, where players have to get face to face with horrendous demons, another highly-anticipated title has been presented at BlizzCon 2019: and that is Hearthstone: Battlegrounds.
Hearthstone: Battlegrounds will actually be a free mode for Hearthstone players. They will have to gather minion units for their team before placing them around a battlefield to face the fighting without help.
Feel free to check out the trailer:
The trailer shows pretty well how the Battlegrounds will be working on Hearthstone. Players will have to choose a Hearthstone character to be the leader of an army and then start to battle seven other players until only one is left standing.
One of the presentations of the new mode says:
“Welcome to Hearthstone: Battlegrounds, the brand-new auto-battling game mode that introduces a fresh, strategic, 8-player experience to Hearthstone,” In Battlegrounds, you’ll take on the role of a familiar Hero straight out of Hearthstone history, craft a powerful board of recruited Minions, and face-off in an action-packed series of duels until a single winner is crowned!”
What Blizzard says
Blizzard also offers some insights on Battlegrounds mode for Hearthstone, saying that it’s meant to stand on its own, somehow apart from the game itself. There isn’t any card collection mechanics built-in, although the player’s experience with HearthStone still has some effect on Battlegrounds. The mode will be free of charge for everybody once the Descent of Dragon expansion releases.
Those willing to play the new Hearthstone mode will have to access the game starting November 12. But if you’re too eager to play it, you can get it even earlier: between November 5 to November 11, if you own one of the BlizzCon Virtual Tickets.