Hearthstone goes boom with The Boomsday Project expansion in August

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The Boomsday Project is the next expansion for Hearthstone and it comes with 135 new cards and "mischievous" game mechanics.

The Boomsday Project will also add a new single player campaign called The Puzzle Lab. Details about The Puzzle Lab have not yet been revealed but expect a heavy dose of mechanical, science-y themes and experiments. Now, you might think "Hey, but we've had Quests, those are Legendary spells right?".

These cards are examples of all the new mechanics included in The Boomsday Project which looks to be the biggest shakeup for HearthStone in a while. Consider the Omega Defender, a decent taunt minion for 4 mana that turns into a 12/6 mechanized monstrosity if you hold it back or draw it in the late game.

The Magnetic ability lets certain cards be played as either a minion or a buff to a Mech minion you already have in play.

Hearthstone's current landscape will son be altered once again with the next evolution of the metagame, as a brand new expansion is due for release next month. It does have some good synergy with Fal'Dorei Strider, which summons creatures as you work through your deck. A 3/3 at first glance might not seem too exciting, until you remember that Shaman has some outrageously powerful spells.

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Each of the nine new Legendary Spells will represent one of the nine Classes. A new Warrior hero replacement was also teased, and while the card's title was legible, none of the effects could be read.

As for the Omega cards, they are new spells that give players a special boost provided the caster has 10 mana crystals. But hey, there's still plenty more to be revealed. You will get a 50 card pack bundle, a Golden Legendary card of the random variety from The Boomsday Project, and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back.

The newest single-player experience coming to Hearthstone via The Boomsday Project is The Puzzle Lab. If the two most recent expansions are anything to go by, this will involve building a deck and challenging somewhat randomized boss characters as you work your way through gauntlet of eight challenges.

Those of you who have PTSD flashbacks at the sight of spawning boombots and maniacal, mechanical laughter might want to look away now. The $79.99 mega bundle will come with the aforementioned inclusions, as well as 30 additional card packs (80 in total), and the new Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock Hero.

And as noted last week, Mountain Giant, Molten Giant, Witchwood Piper, North Sea Kraken, and Jungle Moonkin have had their tribal tags adjusted.

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