Hearthstone headed for a showdown

Blizzard Entertainment
Hearthstone's next expansion, Showdown in the Badlands, is launching in November.

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Showdown in the Badlands

Hearthstone is headed to the Wild West in November with Showdown in the Badlands! The evil Bloodrock Mining Company, run by the dastardly Sheriff Barrelbrim, have set up a ramshackle mining venture to drain Azeroth of its Azerite resources. Will the outlaws, led by the likes of Elise Starseeker, be able to save Azeroth from the sinister townsfolk that threaten to destroy the entirety of the Badlands? You can pre-purchase now to stake your claim on 145 brand new cards, including Legendary Outlaws, a new Keyword: Quickdraw, and a second new Keyword: Excavate!


• The Showdown in the Badlands expansion consists of 145 new collectible cards and is coming in November!

• The Showdown in the Badlands Pre-Purchase Mega Bundle includes 80 packs, 10 Golden packs, 1 random Signature Legendary, 1 random Golden Legendary, and the Ulfar Hero Skin and cardback. The Standard Bundle includes 60 packs, 2 non-golden random Legendary cards, and the Ulfar cardback.

• Upon login starting October 17, all players will receive the Legendary Thunderbringer, with Taunt and Deathrattle: Summon an Elemental and Beast from your deck.


• New Keyword: Quickdraw: In the Badlands, being quick on the draw might just save your hide. Cards with the Quickdraw keyword get a bonus on the turn they are added to your hand. Shoot cards off as soon as you draw them for optimal outcome!

• New Keyword: Excavate: Riches are plentiful if you can find them! Cards with the Excavate keyword get you treasures from the Azerite mine. Every time you Excavate, you’ll get a random excavated treasure from whatever tier you’re on, then move to the next tier. After receiving a treasure from the last tier, that mine is tapped out and you’ll start over in a new vein.

• Legendary Excavate Treasures: Only the townsfolk will be able to obtain a class-specific Legendary Excavate Treasure when they Excavate for a fourth time – Death Knight, Mage, Rogue, Warlock, and Warrior.

• Legendary Outlaws. Demon Hunter, Druid, Hunter, Paladin, Priest, and Shaman are our good-guy Outlaws. Each of these classes gets a powerful collectible Legendary outlaw minion that gets a bonus effect if you have no duplicates in your deck.


• Un’Goro returns in the November Season of Twist! Build decks using cards from the Un’Goro and Wonders sets. Note that there will not be Demon Hunter or Death Knight classes for this Twist.


• Get in the mood this spooky season with the return of the Hallow’s End event. Hosted by a familiar headless horseman, earn wild west costume cosmetics for your heroes. Plus, participate in special BlizzCon quests to earn a special cardback.

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