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Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs release date

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After weeks of teasing and individual card reveals, Blizzard has announced that the Hearthstone expansion Kobolds & Catacombs will be out on December 7. (Update: Not December 12!) Players will be given three Kobolds & Catacombs card packs and a random Legendary Weapon card for logging in after it's live, and will also have access to three one-time Dungeon Runs, each with its own card pack reward.

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Pre-purchasing 50 packs for 50 bucks will also get the For the Hoard! card back, which will be handed over as soon as the transaction is completed—you'll have to wait for Kobolds & Catacombs to go live before you bust open the cards, though.

Hearthstone: Kobolds & Catacombs will feature 135 new cards, and serve up two free Legendaries for everyone. Blizzard revealed nine of the new cards last week, and we got one of our own, too—the 7 mana 3/3 (but maybe better than it seems) Silver Vanguard.

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.