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.)

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 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.