Madness at the Darkmoon Faire is the next Hearthstone expansion update coming to Mobile and PC platforms, and it won’t be long before the new cards are here. Coming hot off the heels of Scholomance Academy and Ashes of Outland, players can look forward to 135 fresh cards, as well as the new Duels Mode to enjoy. The early access version is available to play now and fits in with the much larger expansion promised by Blizzard for this week. The Hearthstone Darkmoon Faire release date will also boast the return of the Old Gods, with Blizzard revealing earlier this year:

“The Old Gods—C’thun, N’Zoth, Yogg-Saron, and Y’Shaarj—are back! Each Old God drives a different deck archetype and has a potent Battlecry capable of turning the tide of a match.

“They’ve really embraced the festivities—take Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate, whose Battlecry lets you spin the Darkmoon Wheel if you’ve cast 10 spells this game!

“Players can also tamper with Old God artefacts: four ancient spells with zany effects that hearken back to the abilities of the original Old God designs! Keep your eyes on the card library as we’ll be revealing these artefacts soon.”


As confirmed by Blizzard earlier in 2020, the Hearthstone Darkmoon Faire release date has been set for Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Launch times may differ depending on where you live in the world, so some players may have to wait until November 18.

The Hearthstone Darkmoon Faire release time looks set to start rolling out across platforms at around 10am PT, on November 17, 2020.

This would mean a 6pm GMT Hearthstone launch for gamers in the UK, although delays are possible.

And it should be noted that while this is the expected launch schedule, Blizzard hasn’t shared a full guide on their plans yet, meaning things could shake out a little differently.

More changes regarding the release of the Darkmoon Faire Hearthstone expansions can be found below:

New Keyword: Corrupt

Madness at the Darkmoon Faire introduces a new Keyword: Corrupt! Corrupt cards upgrade in your hand after you play a higher cost card. Plan ahead and upgrade your Corrupt cards before playing them for a major payoff.

New Mode: Duels

Duels is a new game mode where you choose a Hero, a Hero Power, and a signature Treasure, before building a 15-card starter deck from your collection.

You will then face off against a series of human opponents while also being able to level up between each match by adding minions, spells, and powerful Treasures.

Duels is accessible through the Modes button from the Hearthstone main screen, where you’d go to play Battlegrounds or Arena. As confirmed by Blizzard, here’s how it works:

“When you start a Duels run, you’ll choose a Hero, a Hero Power, and starting Treasure.

“Then, you’ll build a starter deck of 15 cards from your Collection and play your first match. In its debut season, Duels will include a curated assortment of cards from a number of sets, including Scholomance Academy, One Night in Kharazan, Curse of Naxxramas.

“After the match is over, you’ll gain additional health, and get to level up your deck by picking one of three sets of cards categorised by theme. Occasionally, you’ll also be able to pick from a selection of three incredibly powerful Treasures.

Duels: Season One begins on November 17.


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