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Hearthstone Curse of Naxxramas Adventure Preview

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Check out the new cards, features and more coming in the first Hearthstone Adventure!

Hearthstone's first adventure, Curse of Naxxramas, is planned to release some time in the next few months (hopefully!) and we wanted to provide a quick look at what we know so far, and what we know to expect about the upcoming set! Extensive interviews with Hearthstone developers have provided quite a bit of insight into the upcoming adventure. So far, they've shared lots of information on the upcoming set and have even showed off a handful of cards, but two major questions are yet unanswered: How much will it cost? and When is it coming out?


Curse of Naxxramas will release on July 22 in the Americas and July 23 in Europe. Blizzard has revealed the pricing details! The first wing, the Arachnid Quarter, will be available for free during the launch event, which is planned to extend through the first month after release. Each additional wing can be purchased for 700 in-game gold on $6.99 USD per wing. You can also purchase a bundle package including all of the wings, which will have a price reduced by wings already owned.

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We have put together this guide to share everything we know about Curse of Naxxramas!

Curse of Naxxramas Hearthstone Adventure


Curse of Naxxramas is Blizzard's first Hearthstone Adventure. An Adventure is a single-player game mode in which the player battles against AI bosses and completes special class challenges in a themed setting. Completing an Adventure will award new cards which can be used in other play modes. Keep in mind that Adventure is not a term to be confused with expansion, as Blizzard has noted clear distinction between the two terms. Adventures will feature "much smaller amounts of cards, between 20 and 30," whereas expansions will "have a lot more." No word yet on how much "a lot" is, but this distinction should be made clear, as we can likely expect different pricing structures as well. Blizzard plans to release Adventures between expansions to "keep it fresh."

Curse of Naxxramas' wings can be unlocked using real money or with in-game gold. During the Curse of Naxxramas launch event, which will last "roughly a month or so," players will receive free access to the Arachnid Quarter. Please note that if you do not log in to access Curse of Naxxramas during the launch event, you will have to pay to unlock the Arachnid Quarter once the event has ended. The wings will be released once per week, and you can unlock new wings with either gold or real money.

Each wing can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 USD per wing. Gold will still be earned through the normal means of completing quests and through victories in the Arena. There are bundles available that will discount the price for any wings already owned. The bundle pricing is as follows:
  • All five wings: $24.99
  • Already own first wing, purchase remaining four: $19.99
  • Already own first two wings, purchase remaining three: $14.99
  • Already own first three wings, purchase remaining two: $9.99
For players who log in during the launch event and receive the first wing for free, they will need only to unlock the four additional wings. The additional wings can be purchased at any time, even prior to launch, but will not be able to be accessed until the wing opens. Also, if a player prefers, they can buy any of the wings for in-game gold and pay for the rest with real money (so if you get the first wing for free, then unlock the second with gold, you would just have to pay $14.99 for the remaining three wings). You could even avoid spending money at all if you've got enough gold banked to unlock all 5 wings (which, with the free wing considered, will cost 2800 gold).

Players concerned about the long-term replayability of Curse of Naxxramas need not worry too much, as Blizzard has added a Heroic difficulty mode to push the Adventure's challenge even further. When a player defeats a wing, the Heroic difficulty of the wing will be unlocked. The Heroic mode will be substantially harder and promises to challenge even veteran players. Skilled players who manage to defeat all of the bosses in Heroic difficulty will unlock a special new card back! This should provide a great challenge and gameplay experience worth the gold spent. Also, while the cards in Curse of Naxxramas will not be able to be disenchanted, you will be able to craft golden versions of the cards!

Curse of Naxxramas will feature 30 new cards and while the Adventure will not add any new abilities, there are many new cards featuring or interacting with the Deathrattle ability. There will be 21 neutral cards and 9 class-specific cards (one for each class).

Blizzard Icon Eric Dodds, Hearthstone Lead Designer on Deathrattle

"Almost all of the cards in Curse of Naxxramas have to do either with Deathrattle, or things that happen when something dies, or things that interact really interestingly with things dying. The idea behind Naxxramas as a dungeon is, of course, that it was from World of Warcraft, ruled by the necromancer Kel'Thuzad -- so we really wanted to jump big on the whole death and Deathrattle idea, and we also really liked the idea of taking this mechanic which we'd done a little bit with and blowing it out and doing crazy stuff with it."

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Bosses will use powerful cards, abiltiies and Hero Powers to challenge players in new and never-before-seen ways! Players will battle in five different wings (mirroring the wings in World of Warcraft's Naxxramas raid dungeon) which will be released over the course of a month. The Adventure will feature 15 bosses total and will mirror the encounter order found in World of Warcraft:
  • The Arachnid Quarter - Featuring Anub'Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina and Maexxna
  • The Plague Quarter - Featuring Noth of Plaguebringer, Heigan the Unclean, Loatheb
  • The Military Quarter - Featuring Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester and The Four Horsemen
  • The Construct Quarter - Featuring Patchwerk, Grobbulus, Gluth, Thaddius
  • Frostwyrm Lair - Sapphiron, Kel'Thuzad

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When a boss is defeated, the player will earn a card. The card rewarded will be fixed per boss and may be a specific card from the boss' deck. After defeating the final boss of a wing, the player will earn a set Legendary card. In addition, a new wing will now be accessible once released, provided it is unlocked or purchased. Nine more cards will be obtained by class challenges which are class-specific encounters battled with predetermined decks. This leaves one card yet unaccounted for, which may be rewarded by obtaining all other cards.

Blizzard has revealed a total of fifteen cards on both the @PlayHearthstone Twitter and in their original announcement post. Click on the images below to view larger! Last updated: 19 July 2014

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The cost just came out on 7/8/14. First wing is free if you do it within the first month of launch. each individual wing can be bought with 700 gold or $6.99.  5 wings: $24.99 4 wings: $19.99 3 wings: $14.99 2 wings: $9.99

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