Mercenaries from Hearthstone®, the new free-to-play mode for Blizzard’s hit digital card game, is now available and offers players a new way to play in its vibrant universe. By combining the depth of RPG-style tactical combat with a progression system that rewards for the long haul, Mercenaries focuses on the most iconic characters in the world. Hearthstone, encouraging players to collect, upgrade and equip their favorite heroes or villains, as well as lead them in epic high-stakes battles.
In Mercenaries mode, players will form groups of six heroes from their collection and undertake single player missions, these adventures are a series of randomly generated battles that culminate in a duel against a powerful boss. All heroes on the team will earn experience after each victory; their power will increase and new abilities will be unlocked as they level up. After completing a mission, players will earn a Treasure Compendium that includes Mercenary Coins, which they can use to craft additional heroes or upgrade existing ones.
The Mercenary Heroes Collection – which includes over 50 at launch – is designed for players to creatively team up and discover countless powerful synergies. They can also take their elite teams to the fighting pit, where they can face other players, earn experience, achievements and other rewards.
According to Mike Ybarra, Co-Director of Blizzard Entertainment: “Mercenarios provides an experience that seems completely new, but incorporates the fundamental spirit of Hearthstone». «The team has started a new chapter for Hearthstone It captures your unique spirit with a cool mode packed with strategic depth. It fills me with excitement to see what kind of strategies our players around the world will build.
Those who start their journey will get the first eight mercenary heroes just for completing the prologue and introductory missions. The rest can be obtained by playing the campaign or with rewards from the game itself. Starting today, players will be able to purchase Mercenaries packs for 100 gold each, or purchase packs of different sizes of packs from the Battle.net Store. Mercenary Packs contain five Mercenary items, including Mercenary Cards, Portraits, or Coins, which can be used to craft or upgrade Mercenaries. Each Mercenary Pack includes at least one Rare Mercenary or better.