Hey everybody! Remember that one time when we postulated about a new Hearthstone game type? Well guess what… IT HAPPENED!
Tavern Brawl is the new game mode for Hearthstone. Basically, this is a “special” game type, where the rules are changed about to provide some interesting challenges. Examples given were such things as using preset decks, building and using a deck using specific rules, or having certain types of minions receive a buff while being used in a Tavern Brawl Match.
The set of rules for Tavern Brawl should update weekly. There will be a few days between rotations during which Tavern Brawl will be unavailable (hey, it takes some time to clean up all the broken chairs and spilled grog. Be patient!). Players will need to be at least level 20 before jumping in Tavern Brawl matches. You can brawl against random opponents or your friends. Play is scheduled to start Mid-June, and players participating in the launch celebration will receive a free pack of cards when they win their first weekly Tavern Brawl match for the first several instances. The verbiage indicates that Tavern Brawl will have free admission upon release, but is worded somewhat ambiguously, leaving this open to potential change once the mode is off the ground.
So, what are you waiting for? Sharpen your skills, and prepare for Hearthstone Tavern Brawl!
See Blizzards announcement here.