[REVIEW] : Warcraft: ninth official WoW expansion, new year for Hearthstone and mobile gaming… Blizzard takes stock of the future

WOW: THE NINTH EXPANSION GETS CLARIFIED

The subject of many rumors and various fantasies (a Fortnite-style crash, dragons as a future theme), the ninth expansion of World of Warcraft has unofficially been talked about a lot in recent weeks. In question, the last major content update of Shadowlands: patch 9.2, called The End of Eternity, directs players towards an inevitable scenario turn that constitutes a kind of “epilogue of Shadowlands but also many intrigues having started with Warcraft III“. Disappointed with the previous two expansions, several members of the community believe that the next expansion of World of Warcraft is the last chance for Blizzard to raise the game in the esteem of players.

This ninth extension, therefore expected for many reasons, was formalized yesterday and will be presented in due form on April 19 (time unknown) by the World of Warcraft development team.. Regarding its MMO, Blizzard does not make statements around Wrath of the Lich King Classic, some files of which seemed to have been spotted last week. There is no doubt that if the project exists, it will be announced in due time.

HEARTHSTONE, A NEW YEAR

But of course, the Warcraft franchise is not limited to WoW. Since 2014, the Hearthstone card game has taken over the universe of the saga in a game available on PC, Mac and mobiles. Since 2016, the card game has adopted an annual format for releasing expansions: each year highlights a specific theme during which three expansions are released in accordance with this theme. From March 2021 to March 2022 passed the Year of the Griffin, which saw three sets of cards agree on the Horde and Alliance conflict. In addition, it should be noted that 2021 saw the birth of the fundamental set: “it is free for all and replaces the basic and classic cards of Standard mode” and is obtained by raising each class to level 10.

The year of the Griffon is therefore coming to an end and the changes to this fundamental set are eagerly awaited to bring the game back to life. Don’t panic, since it’s the March 15 that announcements will be made in this regard :

On March 15, the Hearthstone development team will share details about the first of three expansions planned for this year. Following this, she will provide more information on plans for Hearthstone in 2022, including annual changes to the core set.

As for the new extension of World of Warcraft, nothing has been specified upstream but knowing that announcements are planned soon will reassure players of the card game.

WARCRAFT: MOBILE GAMING, THE FUTURE OF THE FRANCHISE

This is the project we know the least about today: a new game set in the Warcraft universe is in development. Formalized during the publication of the financial statements of Activision-Blizzard, the game will be intended for mobile devices and that it “will offer exclusive Warcraft content (…) within reach of players for the first time“. ”’The appointment is therefore made for the month of May since John Hight, General Manager of Warcraft, promises to talk about it in detail at that time.

Blizzard officially announces its new Warcraft mobile game

After weeks of waiting, Blizzard decides to formalize the first real Warcraft mobile game, and unveils its roadmap for Hearthstone.

A few weeks ago, Activision Blizzard’s financial report told us that a mobile game from the Warcraft franchise would arrive on mobiles by the end of this year. The studio officially lifts the veil on this news, confirming in a press release that such a project will be presented in the coming weeks. If at the moment we don’t know anything about it yet, it will be presented in more detail by May.

“Beyond World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, we’re getting ready to bring the first game in the Warcraft universe made for mobile into your hands. »

Content for Hearthstone and World of Warcraft

Besides this good news, Blizzard also announces some new features for two of its favorite games. For Hearthstone first, details about the first expansion of the year will be revealed on March 15th. In total, three expansions are planned for 2022 and Blizzard declares open the first season of Hearthstone Grandmasters.

Secondly, the studio will unveil the next expansion for World of Warcraft on April 19. For the moment, we have no information about this expansion, so Blizzard is playing the mystery card. However, the studio is confident for the future of its franchise, which continues to export beyond the original game, already 28 years old. It ends on a positive note:

“The future of Warcraft is bright. On behalf of everyone at Blizzard who works to bring you even more exciting Warcraft experiences, we thank you for being part of the community. We are excited for the journey ahead of us and grateful that you join us. »

The new World of Warcraft expansion will be revealed next month

Blizzard is gearing up for a series of Warcraft announcements in the coming months, including one expansion for world of warcraft and information about a warcraft mobile game.

On March 15, details about Hearthstone’s new expansion will be revealed. About a month later on April 19, news about WoW’s new expansion will tickle the community. The last expansion for World of Warcraft, Shadowland, was released in 2020, and it’s time to extend the adventure.

The biggest potential surprise is brewing in May with the long-rumored mobile game Warcraft, which should finally show up.

Blizzard is gearing up for a series of Warcraft announcements in the coming months, including one expansion for world of warcraft and information about a warcraft mobile game.

On March 15, details about Hearthstone’s new expansion will be revealed. About a month later on April 19, news about WoW’s new expansion will tickle the community. The last expansion for World of Warcraft, Shadowland, was released in 2020, and it’s time to extend the adventure.

The biggest potential surprise is brewing in May with the long-rumored mobile game Warcraft, which should finally show up.

Several major announcements coming from Blizzard for Warcraft games

For nearly 28 years, the Warcraft universe has fired the imagination of players from all walks of life with its fantastical worlds and captivating stories. It forms the very bedrock of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, providing entertaining content and a competitive stage for a global community of millions.

This year, we have a lot of new stuff in store for Heroines and Heroes of Azeroth, as well as Hearthstone Inn diners.

Take control in Hearthstone

Let’s start with the first of our announcements: on March 15, the Hearthstone dev team will share details about the first of three expansions planned for this year. Following this, she will provide more information on plans for Hearthstone in 2022, including annual changes to the core set.

Until then, cozy up by the fire to watch the first season of Hearthstone Grandmasters underway. Exclusive to YouTube, you can earn Divided in Alterac Valley rewards as you watch the world’s best competitors compete for a chance to qualify for the qualifiers, part of the $250,000 prize pool, and prizes. regional invitations for the 2022 world championship.

On April 2 and 3, follow the Lobby Legends: Raid Leaders tournament, the first Battlegrounds event of the year. Don’t miss this unmissable Hearthstone esports event!

The worlds of World of Warcraft

On April 19, the World of Warcraft development team will unveil the next expansion. We can’t wait to reveal the fruits of our labor and the next course in Azeroth.

Until then, we hope you enjoy Eternity’s End, the latest content update and final chapter in the Shadowlands saga. The heroines and heroes of Azeroth have been called upon to fight in this land of mystery that is Zereth Mortis in order to thwart the efforts of the Jailer and prevent him from rewriting reality as we know it. Last week, some community members roamed the Founders Sepulcher raid zone on Normal and Heroic difficulties, and this week they’ll finally be able to face the Jailer himself on Raid Finder and Mythic modes. I can’t wait to see who gets the first world victory!

In WoW Classic, brave souls have gathered their mightiest allies in a bid to break through the gates of the ancient troll city of Zul’Gurub, face Hakkar, the Blood God, and reap the rewards of the Season of Mastery. . Players also completed the Burning Crusade Classic Phase 3 challenges by traveling to the Black Temple to confront Illidan in his fortress, engaging in the Battle of Mount Hyjal to preserve the story, and more. .

As World of Warcraft esports prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary in April, the competition is in full swing, and the next seasons are going to be epic! For those looking to measure themselves against the best, the Arena World Championship and the Mythic Dungeon International will soon be the scene of frantic encounters.