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Hearthstone's next expansion teases the return of the League of Explorers

The teaser for the next Hearthstone expansion is here, and it looks like we could soon see some kind of return for the League of Explorers. More accurately, it sounds like it: The music that plays when King Togwaggle lifts the card in the video is taken from 2015's League of Explorers expansion. (Take a listen if you don't believe me.)

Blizzard, as is its way, hasn't said anything else about the expansion, but through the good graces of Hearthstone global PR manager Lyndsi Achucarro, it seems likely that we'll get a proper reveal on Monday. (Update: It turns out that Blizzard did actually say more about it, confirming a July 1 reveal in easy-to-miss glowing, bright yellow letters at the end of the trailer. But I like this tweet so I'm leaving it here anyway.)

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Hearthstone's previous expansion, Rise of Shadows, included a number of "call back" cards, so the idea of riffing further on previous releases makes sense, particularly as LoE was such a well-received set, featuring multiple top tier legendary cards including Reno Jackson, Brann Bronzebeard and Elise Starseeker. In fact, resident card-fancier Tim Clark placed LoE at #2 in his ranking of Hearthstone expansions, though that was several years ago.

Would you like to see Reno return in some form, or does the thought of players getting rich again fill your aggro-loving heart with PTSD quivers? Let us know, down below.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.