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Hearthstone: The Witchwood will launch next week

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The time for brewing your janky evens-only deck is almost over. Next week you'll be watching it get stomped by Cubelocks on ladder because Blizzard has finally given The Witchwood a release date: April 12.

The Witchwood 50 card pack bundle will remain available for purchase until then for $50, with a bonus of 20 extra card packs and the In a Dark Wood card back. Players who log in for a limited time after the expansion goes live will also be given three card packs and a random Class legendary from the expansion for free. You'll also be able to earn a new Druid skin simply by winning 10 games in the Standard mode.

Prior to the launch of the expansion, Blizzard will hold the final Witchwood card reveal livestream at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on April 9, hosted by Ben Brode and Sean "Day[9]" Plott on Twitch

Before all that, you can bring yourself up to speed with our in-depth power-prediction of every new Legendary that's coming in the expansion—who knows, maybe some will make it into our next power ranking. We've also got an extended Q&A with senior designer Dean "Iksar" Ayala, who told us about balancing for The Witchwood, how the power level of Corridor Creeper got missed, and the best Hearthstone ladder player you've never heard of. 

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.