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(Update: arriving 8/24) The Grand Tournament is Hearthstone's next huge expansion, coming in August

Hearthstone's new expansion, The Grand Tournament, is launching this August. It will bring 132 new cards, a new tournament game board, and much more.

Published onAugust 19, 2015

Update (8/19): Blizzard has just announced that the big expansion, dubbed The Grand Tournament, will be released in the United States and in Europe on Monday, August 24th, followed by Asia on the 25th.

Original post (7/23): Blizzard Entertainment, the popular video game developer, yesterday announced a giant expansion to its card battler Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The new expansion is called The Grand Tournament and will become available sometime this August.

When I said this expansion is giant, I meant it. The Grand Tournament will bring 132 brand new cards that will introduce new spells, weapons and characters. This is perhaps the biggest news when talking about the expansion, since many players have been complaining that the game could use a refresh. Some of the new cards have already been revealed on the official Hearthstone website, and a new card will be revealed every day until the expansion launches.

The Grand Tournament will also bring a new game board that’s tournament-themed, which you can see below:


There will also be a new keyword present in the expansion. When utilizing your Hero Power while a minion with the new “Inspire” keyword is on the board, a number of new effects will take place, depending on which card is played.

The Grand Tournament will launch in August for Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices, though no official launch date has been given yet. As an added bonus, starting next week, players can pre-purchase a bundle of 50 Grand Tournament card packs for $49.99. These packs also include a brand new card back, making this an even sweeter deal.

If you’d like to get a better look at what this expansion will bring to the table, be sure to follow the source link below for more information. And be sure to check out the official expansion trailer attached below!

So, who’s excited?

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