While the official release for Goblins vs. Gnomes, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft's first expansion pack, is still next week, players worldwide can hop into the game's Arena right now to take them for a test run.
All of the expansion pack cards are available to choose from in the Arena, according to a Blizzard press release. The game's spectator mode should also now be live.
"In addition, anyone who logs in to the game between December 4 and December 8 automatically gets their next new Arena run for free," according to Blizzard. "It's a zero-risk chance to see some of the new cards in action-with a high-risk chance of something going explosively awry. And if you're already in the middle of an epic Arena run that won't be finished before December 8, don't worry-just make sure to log in during the pre-launch period, and you'll be good to go."
Once the expansion hits on Dec. 8 in North America and Dec. 9 in Europe, Taiwan and China, players will be able to start permanently adding the new cards to their collection by buying packs, using dust or earning rewards in Arena,