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Hearthstone's Darkmoon Races mini-set is live, China-themed bundles and hero portraits on the way

Diao Chan Valeera portrait
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It looks like Blizzard may soon be celebrating the Chinese New Year in Hearthstone. The new Darkmoon Races mini-set is now live, and hidden within the update  are four new hero portraits, each of which makes references to a previously-unknown "Three Kingdoms Bundle."

Here they are:

Zhuge Liang Anduin (Priest)

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Diao Chan Valeera (Rogue)

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Lu Bu Garrosh (Warrior)

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Guan Yu Uther (Paladin)

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The new portraits are cool—the artwork is very nice—but the really interesting bit is in how they're obtained: Through the purchase of the Three Kingdoms Bundle or Mini-Bundle, the Guan Yu Uther Bundle, or the Zhuge Liang Anduin Bundle. What are these bundles? We don't know—they haven't been announced yet.

I've reached out to Blizzard for more information and will update if I receive a reply. The Chinese New Year, by the way—bringing about the Year of the Ox—takes place on February 12.

There's actually one more Priest portrait that's been added to the collection:  SI:7 Anduin. This will likely be released alongside the Book of Anduin, which is the next installment in the Book of Heroes PvE series.

SI:7 Anduin

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We'll be updating our guide to the best Hearthstone decks once the Darkmoon Races meta shakes out the leaders from the layabouts.

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.