The next section of Hearthstone‘s ongoing adventure expansion, The League of Explorers, will be delayed one week. The third wing, The Ruined City, was originally going to release on November 26th in the Americas and November 27th in Europe and Asia. Instead, it will now launch on December 3rd in the Americas and December 4th in Europe and Asia. Consequently, the fourth and final wing of the expansion, Hall of Explorers, will launch the following week on December 10th in the Americas and December 11th in Europe and Asia. The delay is most likely due to American Thanksgiving taking place on the same day as original release date for The Ruined City and the development team wanting to take a vacation for the holiday.
The Ruined City will add 11 new cards to the game, mainly focusing on murloc decks such as the Shaman spell Everyfin is Awesome and the Paladin spell Anyfin Can Happen. To obtain these cards, players will first have to assist Sir Finley Mrrgglton in finding the final piece of the Staff of Origination, the Pearl of the Tides. To get to the pearl, you’ll have to go through several fearsome bosses, including the naga warrior Lord Slitherspear (pictured above) and the wild murloc Giantfin. Those playing on a budget will likely breath a sigh of relief for the delay as the new expansion was only one week before the first wing released. This will give players more time to save up gold and catch up with the expansion. Those who have already prepurchased the full adventure, on the other hand, are likely to be annoyed by the delay. What are your feelings on the delay? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think.