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Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne launches next week

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Single-player missions and 135 new cards being added to the game

This key art for Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne showcases various characters from the Warcraft universe set against a backdrop of an ominous sword with a skull embedded in its hilt. Blizzard Entertainment

A month ago, Blizzard announced Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne, the latest add-on for the developer’s popular digital card game. Today, Blizzard revealed the release date for the expansion, and it’s almost here.

The news came via the official Hearthstone Twitter account, where Blizzard announced that Knights of the Frozen Throne will be available on Thursday, Aug. 10.

The latest Hearthstone expansion adds a number of new features to the game, most notably a series of free single-player missions. Playing through these will earn you free packs from the new set.

The set is also including a new mechanic called “hero cards.” These generally expensive legendary cards will transform the player’s hero character into a death knight version of themselves, granting a powerful immediate effect and a revised hero power. Including hero cards, Knights of the Frozen Throne will feature 135 new cards in total.

For more on the new add-on, check out our full reveal feature, or watch our exclusive new card reveal in the video below.