Blizzard’s Hearthstone is definitely getting ready to take on 2021 with a whole new face. Gone are the familiar cards to many veterans, with a new Core Set ready to take the main stage. A Classic Format game mode will also arrive for players looking to relive a piece of history. However, one thing that never changes is that of a new Hearthstone expansion. Of course, with BlizzConline 2021 happening later this week, it is the perfect place to reveal what comes next.
A teaser trailer says as much, and there is a distinct Horde flavor for sure. It is likely to have something to do with Blizzard’s other Warcraft property, World of Warcraft. The symbol at the end is of the Horde.
Needless to say, it is one of the major factions with a rich history in the franchise. You cannot really ignore the orcish chants in the background either. What does this mean for the new Hearthstone expansion then? No one really knows, but we can surely speculate.
Exploring the Barrens
Based on the name of the trailer, which happens to be Quill You Be Ready, we can draw some additional conclusions. If the World of Warcraft connection is true, then we could actually be looking at something to do with Razorfen Kraul.
That particular World of Warcraft dungeon can be found in the south of the Barrens. More importantly, it is the ancestral home of the creatures known as quilboars. Those creatures surrounding the lone figure in the trailer look mighty close to quilboars. How that will impact the gameplay in Hearthstone as a new expansion is up for debate. It might also be the new game mode that has been teased as well.
Thankfully, we do not have to wait too long to find out. BlizzConline 2021 kicks off on February 19 at 5 PM ET.