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Hearthstone's new Adventure, The League of Explorers, launches next week

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The League of Explorers, the new Hearthstone Adventure unveiled at BlizzCon today, is an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt through ruined temples and dusty catacombs in search of the Staff of Origination.

The new mode will be similar to previous adventures Curse of Naxxramas and Blackrock Mountain, with players squaring off against AI-controlled opponents. It will add a number of new cards to the gate, as well as a new mechanic called Discover, which will award players with random cards or spells, effectively increasing their card draw without thickening the consistency of their deck. There's even a cool hat!

The League itself is made up of founder Brann Bronzebeard, the Night Elf Elise Starseeker, the morally flexible fortune hunter Reno Jackson, and the dignified one of the group, Sir Findlay Murgleton, the classiest Murloc in town.

The League of Explorers is set to kick off on November 12. Look for more information about the new adventure mode following the full Hearthstone panel at BlizzCon.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.