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Is it worth playing Hearthstone in 2022?

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Is it worth playing Hearthstone in 2022?

Recently, Hearthstone has innovated bringing new features for the best experience, in addition to other game modes. Understand and stay on top of each release!

By Pedro "Fernandess", 01/06/22, translated by Humberto, with help from our readers

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To start the year, I bring a

targeted guide

for both

newbies

and

old players

who left Hearthstone, is it worth getting back into the game this year?

Check out the news!

Free Decks

If you're a

new player

or

haven't logged into Hearthstone during the last 120 days

, you'll get a

Free Deck

of the

class of your choice

(for

new players

, the Deck will be delivered after completing the

introductory missions

and go through

early levels

in

Ranked

mode). These decks are

updated

over the months, and some of them are considered

competitive

. It's also worth saying that you can

disenchant

the deck's Cards to get the so valuable

Arcane Dust

, whatever you choose.

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Later on, I'll bring an updated guide of each free deck, so you can make the best choice as possible on how to use them.

Tavern Pass

The

Tavern Pass

arrived at the end of

2020

to be the newest

rewards system

in the game, replacing the

daily quests

that rewarded us an average of

60 Gold

. The

Tavern Pass

evolves through

experience

, this experience is gained through

missions (daily and weekly)

, in addition to the

games

you play

(regardless of mode)

. Did you see the difference? Formerly, we only had the

Arena

and

a daily quest

as a source of Gold.

Today

we have the same

Arena

, the same

daily quest

, plus

3 weekly quests

and

matches

that also grant experience, so just

play a lot

to

earn a lot of Gold

.

There is no experience limit per day, you can play freely to advance your pass!

Rewards:

Let's get to the good part, the

rewards

! Based on the current

Free Tavern Pass

(Fractured in Alterac Valley), briefly the rewards are as follows:

2 Random Legendary Cards

(from the latest expansion),

1 Random Epic Card

,

Packs

(Standard and the latest expansion), several

Uncraftable Cards

(including a Legendary),

Tavern Tickets

,

Card Verses

and

lots of Gold

. Plus, you'll be able to

choose 1

out of

10 hero skins

by

completing

the rewards trail.
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When you

complete

the rewards trail, you'll still have hundreds of

extra levels

that give you

50 Gold each

.

Achievements

Along with the Tavern Pass also came the

Achievements

, which serve to

remember

your

greatest achievements

in Hearthstone, and accumulate

Conquest Points

. They are separated into various areas, such as

collection

,

adventures

,

game modes

and more. Some achievements also provide

Uncraftable cards

or

XP

(for the

Tavern Pass

).

Packs and Mini-Sets

Packs' Reformulation:

On March 26, 2020, Blizzard made

significant changes

to the

Hearthstone Packs

! They will

not

give you more than

two copies

of a

same Card

, which you would not be able to use. For example, you will only get a

third copy

of a Card (for any rarities) after you've already gotten at least

two copies

of

all

the other Cards of its

respective rarity

, helping players

Free to Play

players a lot, as they don't get many packs per expansion.

Mini-sets:

Mini-Sets

are one of the biggest new additions to the game, they come in the

middle

of an expansion as its

add-on

. They sell for

2,000 Gold

with

35 unique cards

, the last

Miniset

(from United in Stormwind) offered

4 Legendary Cards

(x1),

1 Epic Card

(x2),

14 Rare Cards

(x2) and

16 Common Cards

(x2).
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It's definitely worth purchasing

all

Mini-Sets

, as for just

2,000 Gold

(an equivalent to

20 packs

) you can get

4 Legendary Cards

instantly

. A

Legendary Card

on

average

is found by opening

20 packs

(totaling the same

2,000 in Gold

), but you still have to rely on

luck

. Just do the math and realize how good a

Mini-set

is.

New Game Modes

Over the years,

three

game modes have been added to Hearthstone, I'll talk a bit about each of them.

Battlegrounds:

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The most popular moe in Hearthstone,

Battlegrounds

arrived at our dear tavern in

2019

, as the newest

Autochess

of the moment. In this mode, the player selects a

Hero

(with a

Hero Power

), and

manages

a table of minions to battle

7 other players

! Battles are done

automatically

, but there is a whole

strategy

behind to win them.

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Hearthstone also makes

Battlegrounds Benefits

available in its store (sold for

Gold

or

real money

), giving you

2 more Heroes

at the start of the game, as well as

early access

to

new heroes

,

emotes

and

statistics

. These

benefits

last until the

end of the current expansion

.

Duels

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In late

2020

, Blizzard announced and launched

Duels

mode! Here, the player chooses a

Hero

, a

Hero Power

and a

Treasure

, then assembles a

deck

of

15 Cards

(referring to the chosen class) and goes into battle. At the end of each combat, you'll gain more life, and the game gives you

three options

of

Card sets

(in some cases

Treasures

) to strengthen your deck. Make the

best picks

to perform

great combos

with your deck, if you

lose 3 times, you're out

! This mode brought its

Casual

version, which is

free

, but has

no rewards

, but also its

Heroic

version, which works like the

Arena

, where to enter you must

pay

an amount of

150 Gold

(or use a

Tavern Ticket

) and

receive rewards

based on your

victory number

.

Mercenaries

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Mercenaries

arrived in

October 2021

and was one of the biggest releases for the community, making the game reach

amazing numbers

on sites like

Twitch

during its

premier

. This mode consists of putting together a team of

6 Mercenaries

and facing your opponent, each Mercenary has

three

unique

abilities, so abuse this to create

unexpected combos

against your enemy! In this mode, there are

weaknesses

among Mercenaries, just like in

Pokémon

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In Mercenaries, there are

contracts

, which are in

"dungeon"

formats and give you

rewards

upon completion. It also has the

Fighting Pit

where

PvP

battles take place, the player will receive

instant rewards

upon reaching a certain

rank

in the

Fighting Pit

before the end of each

season

.

Books

Book of Heroes:

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In mid

2020

, the

Book of Heroes

appeared, initially only with Jaina, however, over the months the Books of all

10 Heroes

were released. These Books tell the characters'

past

through

narrative quests

in

Adventure

mode. Each Hero contains

8 quests

in their Book (totaling

80 quests

). For each

completed

adventure, you will receive a

Class Exclusive Pack

, containing only

Standard Mode

Cards for the

Class played

(totaling

10 packs

).

Book of Mercenaries:

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During the Year of the

Griffin

(

2021

), the

Mercenaries

came to the game, and along with them their respective

Books

. Each

Mercenary

has a

specific class

, check out all

Mercenaries

in Hearthstone:

Kurtrus Ashfallen

(Demon Hunter)

Guff Runetotem

(Druid)

Tavish Stormpike

(Hunter)

Varden Dawngrasp

(Mage)

Cariel Roame

(Paladin)

Xyrella

(Priest)

Scabbs Cutterbutter

(Rogue)

Bru'kan

(Shaman)

Tamsin Roame

(Warlock)

Rokara

(Warrior) The

Book of Mercenaries

follows the same line as the

Book of Heroes

, each

Mercenary

will have

8 missions

showcasing their

past

, and at the end, you'll get another

Exclusive Pack for the class played

(totaling more

10 packs

).

Conclusion

Finally, let's answer the question that generated this article.

Is it worth playing Hearthstone in 2022?

To me,

yes, a lot

! The game is

extremely fun

, with

many game modes

, and it's also got a much healthier

rewards

scheme. With the

Free Deck

and the change in

Packs

, newcomers will

not

have to suffer to get a good

collection

.

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Achievements

gave

Hearthstone

a new lease of life, motivating everyone to

challenge

themselves.

Books of Heroes

and

Mercenaries

add up to

160 quests

that reward you with

20 packs

, bringing

stories

,

fun

and

rewards

in

one place

. Not to mention the

Tavern Pass

that makes the game more

dynamic

by not just locking you into a daily mission. That's it for today! Any questions or suggestions, I'm open for

comments

!
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