A new Hearthstone year means an updated card set rotation that directly impacts the meta. It also means that once the first new expansion drops, certain older card sets will then transition to Wild - Hearthstone's free-for-all every card matters mode. In 2018 Hearthstone Standard format players will say goodbye to Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. And hello to three new mysterious expansions.
Which have been teased in this rather cryptic image.
Although we can only guess as to what theme each new expansion will take, all three will bring over 130 new cards and single-player content to Hearthstone. Very cool.
Also coming this year is a new Druid hero called Lunara - first daughter of Cenarius, and protector of the forests of Azeroth. She'll become playable after players win 10 games in the Standard format.
Oh and best of all, in-game tournaments! All from within the game client, using Battle.net. Create a tournament, invite friends, yeah this will be huge. The tournament features are expected to roll-out mid-year, and be quite basic at first - with more features and functionality to be added on a continual basis.
Add in the entertaining and growing competitive side of Hearthstone, which recently made a Tour Stop in Sydney
, and the card game shows no signs of slowing in 2018.