Journey To Un’Goro Has Officially Gone Live In Hearthstone

by Robert Workman


After waiting for what seems like an eternity for the new expansion to arrive, die-hard Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft players – and the casual ones, too – can finally take their long-awaited journey to Un’Goro.

Blizzard has announced that the latest expansion for the game has gone live, with “Azeroth’s finest scholars and explorers” setting out on their “most ambitious expedition yet,” according to the company. “Players from around the world are trekking into the heart of this primeval land on a mission to learn about the local inhabitants, harness astonishing elemental energies, and discover powerful minions hidden in the thick jungle mists – all while excavating 135 new Hearthstone cards to add to their collections.”

Journey to Un’Goro thrusts players into a land of primordial wonder where ancient elementals, lethal flora, and fierce predators have roamed since the dawn of time. Being an apex predator in such an unforgiving ecosystem has its benefits—the crater’s dinosaurs have learned to adapt to any threat. Adapting allows a minion to take on new properties or powers to better deal with their prey, so don’t let your guard down! As an enticement for those brave or curious enough to venture deep into Un’Goro, a mysterious new bounty awaits: Quest cards. These Legendary spells will always appear in the player’s starting hand, and -- once their requirements are met -- grant incredible rewards,” the company noted.

“With dinosaur and elemental minions and the new Adapt and Quest mechanics, Journey to Un’Goro begins the next Hearthstone chapter with a prehistoric punch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We can’t wait to see the strategies that deck-builders uncover as they explore the jungles of Un’Goro.”

Blizzard also noted, “Players now have the chance to win Journey to Un’Goro card packs as quest rewards or prizes in the Arena, and can also craft cards from the expansion by using Arcane Dust collected from disenchanting unwanted cards.” And you can always buy extra packs in case you want to try and get the 135 bonus cards sooner, so you can make your deck something spectacular.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is available now for mobile devices and PC.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.