Hearthstone's first expansion builds on the rivalry between goblins and gnomes

The first expansion for Blizzard's free-to-play digital trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, called Goblins vs Gnomes, is now available to players. Focusing on the rivalry between Warcraft's two inventor races, the Goblins of Undermine and the Gnomes of Gnomeregan, the update comes with 120 new cards, new Mech minion types and more.

Here's a look at all that's on offer in Goblins vs Gnomes:

  • Over 120 new cards, including new mech subtype
  • Packs cost the same as existing expert packs (100 in game gold or $2.99 for two packs)
  • Cards are also craftable
  • Free arena pass over the weekend gave players chance to sample the selection

Players in the Americas have access to the expansion starting today, December 8, with those in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China able to enjoy the update from December 9. Available for Windows, the game can be downloaded from here. Let us know what you guys think of Hearthstone in the comments.

Source: Blizzard

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

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