Hearthstone wants to give players free Whispers of the Old Gods card packs

...

Those old gods might look scary, but they’re surprisingly generous.

During a streaming event today, Blizzard revealed that players can earn five more packs of Whispers of the Old Gods by completing a special launch quest that tasks players with winning two games of Standard (Hearthstone’s new mode that makes cards from older sets illegal). It’s a strategy that’s friendly for newcomers, since it will help them quickly build up a decent collection of new cards. It fits in line with Blizzard’s plan for Whispers of the Old Gods, which includes the addition of Standard, which begins the Hearthstone’s set rotation (new players were having a hard time catching up with players who had most of the cards from old expansions). The digital card game market is worth $1.2 billion a year, and Blizzard’s Hearthstone leads the field, making $20 million a month.

After finishing that quest, they can complete another by winning seven games of Standard and earn another five packs. This is on top of the free three cards players players will receive when they log in during launch week (the expansion comes out on April 26). Blizzard is also giving away a Legendary card, C’Thun.

Packs of cards usually cost about $1.50 each, and they’re among the ways Blizzard makes money from the free-to-play game. This is a pretty generous move, but it also ensure that new players can quickly begin earning some of the new cards so that they can begin competing.

Categories
GAMES
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Mobile Applications & Mobile App Development

    Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.Michelle MaistoBy Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment "It is easy to call on Congress to take on an issue -- but you better be prepared.
  • 5300c769af79e

    DOJ Accused of Deliberately Using Old Tech for FOIA Requests

    The US Justice Department allegedly uses outdated tech to fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests.But researcher Ryan Shapiro—considered by the DOJ to be the "most prolific" FOIA requester—claims that the DOJ deliberately obstructs public requests, The Guardian reports.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Poll: Where Are You Spending Your IT Dollars In 2017?

    Despite enterprises spending more money annually on cybersecurity defense than ever before, the nu We want to know about your top IT spending priorities for the year ahead.Last week, Gartner released its list of strategic tech trends for 2017 and highlighted CIO priorities for the year ahead.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Download Apps For Free: Word

    The ONE AND ONLY Guess The Emoji will entertain you for hours!Our kid and family friendly game tests your logic and reasoning skills to solve simple (and sometimes hard!