Information on the next Hearthstone expansion appears to have leaked through the Blizzard Korea channel on YouTube. The expansion is expected to be called the Brawl of Rastakhan. The name is based on the images found on the channel and how the Korean characters translate to English.
The new expansion would be the last of the expansions to take place in the current Year of the Raven.
The first images of the possible expansion were gathered from the YouTube channel and were shared with fans on Reddit. The channel was highlighted through a screenshot taken on a user’s phone, so there might be some concerns over the quality of the rumor. However, the name has been a vital part of the World of Warcraft environment, and BlizzCon is coming around the corner, so there is a chance that the rumor may end up being for real.
The expansion would be the third of the year. Blizzard announced that there would be three of these expansions during the Year of the Raven, although Blizzard has not announced any specific points surrounding what would happen with the expansion or any specific features that would come with it. But even with this, the troll expansion could play as big of a role in Hearthstone as it has in World of Warcraft.
Who Is Rastakhan?
The figure Rastakhan has been featured in many Hearthstone-related events and has been a figure seen in some esports competitions. Rastakhan is the God King of the Zandalari Empire. This is a group of jungle trolls that has been featured prominently in Blizzard-oriented esports matches following the release of the newest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth.
A possible Hearthstone expansion featuring this character would be relevant based on some of the things that Blizzard has been doing with its games. But with trolls being so prominent in World of Warcraft, it has been long rumored that there would be a troll-oriented expansion to Hearthstone in the future.
A Possible Tease
It has been known that there would be three Hearthstone expansions this year based on Blizzard’s prior announcements. The addition to trolls to the game has been rumored thanks to a further analysis of the features of the promotional materials for the expansions. The use of troll-related imagery and the color scheme similar to what the trolls utilize have given players the impression that Hearthstone is going to utilize a troll-related expansion.
When Will the Announcement Come?
Although the Brawl of Rastakhan rumor has plenty of backing materials associated with it, details on the actual expansion have yet to be released. Blizzard is expected to possibly make an announcement surrounding this during the annual BlizzCon event.
The BlizzCon event has been an event where many people have learned about new Hearthstone developments. It was last year when the Kobolds and Catacombs expansion had been promoted for the first time. The expansion has played a vital role in many esports events in the past year and continues to be popular with players.