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Blizzard bungles reveal of Hearthstone Mercenaries

By Aron Gerencser September 3, 2021

Blizzard has recently revealed the Mercenaries spin-off mode for the popular Warcraft-based card game, Hearthstone.

It could have gone better.

The game mode will incorporate new roguelike elements and took inspiration from Slay the Spire.

Following a long period of nothing but rumors and silence, Blizzard cranked the information to 11. 

An extremely information-dense explanation video still failed to really let players know how Mercenaries will work. 

Despite not really knowing what Mercenaries will play like, players already have the chance to drop $130 on nebulous pre-orders.

After a year marked by poorly received Hearthstone expansions and a scathing sexual harassment lawsuit being filed against Activision-Blizzard, fans are skeptical. 

Hearthstone Mercenaries - whatever it actually is - launches on the 12th of October.