Hearthstone "Darkmoon Races" Mini-Expansion Launching This Week

Blizzard took the wraps off Hearthstone's Darkmoon Faire mini-expansion, and it's closer than you might think.


When Blizzard outlined its Hearthstone Madness at the Darkmoon Fair expansion, the studio mentioned that it plans to release mini-expansions regularly. It has now unveiled the first of these planned expansions, and it's already right around the corner.

The mini-expansion is called The Darkmoon Races, and it will introduce 35 new cards when it launches on January 21. As this is considered part of the Darkmoon Faire expansion, you'll have a chance of opening up the new cards with any regular Darkmoon Faire packs you open. But if you want to bypass all that, you can purchase the full mini-expansion set for $15 or 2,000 gold.

With a very short reveal window, Blizzard is showing off new cards every hour through Twitter. The reveals have already included some high-powered Legendary cards, along with more Dual-Class and Spellburst cards, which were both introduced in the previous expansion, Scholomance Academy.

Blizzard introduced its new content roadmap ahead of the Darkmoon Faire set, including the plans for mini-expansions and its Tavern Pass--essentially a battle pass system with quests and achievements. The Tavern Pass grants gold, packs, and some exclusive hero portraits, but fans complained that it reduced the amount of gold that could be obtained in the course of a regular season. Blizzard has already made some revisions to the Darkmoon Faire Tavern Pass in response to the feedback, and promised further iteration in future expansions.

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