It’s a big day for Hearthstone. Not only is the Witchwood expansion live, but today also marks the start of a new year in the game, Year of the Raven. What this means is that 2016’s expansions (Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan) are out, and Witchwood, is in.
So, yes, the overall card pool will be smaller, but it’ll help to keep the Standard game interesting. And all the expansions that have been rotate out will available in Wild.
As for Witchwood, it adds 135 new cards and 2 new keywords. Echo, which allows you to play a card again as long as you have the mana to do so, and Rush. This keyword is basically Charge 2.0. It allows a card to attack the turn it’s played, but it can’t target heroes.
And what expansion launch wouldn’t be complete without free stuff!? If you login during the launch event, you’ll receive a free legendary and three Witchwood card packs.
Check out the full update info here.