A bunch of new heroes will be moving into Hearthstone soon.
Before you get too excited, though, this isn’t necessarily a big shift in the game, because they’re entirely cosmetic. Boo.
The first hero to be added will be King Magni Bronzebeard, dwarven Warrior. Does he have a new hero power, or some associated cards that only he can use? No! But he has an animated portrait, a custom animation for the Warrior’s Armor Up ability, custom emotes, a custom visual theme, and an “entering the game” animation. Oh, and a brand new card back. Yours for only $9.99, squire.
Magni isn’t the last hero due to hit Hearthstone, but he’s the only one announced so far. He’s “coming soon” – that nebulous Blizzard timeframe that means sometime between the end of the week and the heat death of the universe.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.