developer: Blizzard Entertainment
publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons is another add-on to the free card game of the Blizzard Entertainment studio. Expansion was revealed at BlizzCon 2019 as the culmination of the Year of the Dragon feature campaign, which began in Rise of Shadows and continued in the Saviors of Uldum.
Descent of Dragons is the culmination of the history of the League of E.V.I.L., a group of villains known from previous Hearthstone expansions: Rafaama, Humphrey, Golden and Dr. Huk. After a battle with The League of Explorers in Uldum, both groups head for the ice continent of Northrend, where Galarakond woke up - an ancient proto-dragon, defeated by the Dragon Aspects at the dawn of history. There will also be a final clash between heroes and villains.
According to tradition, Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons introduces 135 cards into the game, including Galarkond, a hero available for five classes of heroes. Each of them received a different version of the dragon, but all of them can strengthen it by playing cards with Invoke, which is a new keyword. Another novelty is the Side Quests. The rewards for making them are not as powerful as those for Quests from the Journey to Un'Goro and the Saviors of Uldum, but they are also much easier to get. As a result, Side Quests do not require the creation of a special deck for the benefit of summon a minion.
Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons introduces a new game mode - Battlegrounds. It offers game style gameplay from the genre of auto battlers like Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords. In it, eight players fight as one of 24 heroes with unique special powers, trying to create an invincible army to become the only winner on the battlefield. However, we do not create our own deck here. Instead, we recruit supporters in Bob's Inn, similar to Adventures from previous additions, but with significant changes. So we get a certain amount of cards, from which we choose a few that we want to use in the fight. We choose to pay coins for the minions, which we can also use to draw a new set of cards, get rid of unnecessary copies or improve the inn to offer more powerful minions.
Descent of Dragons does not change anything in the audio-visual layer of the game, except for the introduction of new illustrations and effects when playing cards introduced in the add-on.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GT 240 / Radeon HD 4850 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Pentium D 2.0 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 GT / Radeon HD 2600 XT or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Additional information (iOS): Internet connection is required.
Additional information (AND): Internet connection is required.