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Hearthstone introduces weekly Tavern Brawl matches with custom rules this month

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Hearthstone fans were left intrigued a couple of days back, when a mysterious fourth button suddenly appeared in the virtual card game's main menu.

It turns out that Blizzard is adding a brand new way to play - Tavern Brawl. This new mode will pit players against each other in match-ups that use unique rules, updated each week to constantly keep you on your toes.

Blizzard confirms alternate class heroes for Hearthstone, starting with dwarf king Magni Bronzebeard

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Blizzard hasn't wasted any time revealing the nature of that Hearthstone teaser post they put out yesterday; in a move that's not entirely unexpected, variant heroes for the virtual card game will be made available “soon”.

The first of these alternate heroes is indeed dwarf king Magni Bronzebeard, who's so manly that he actually fights with two warhammers. As you've probably guessed he's the first variant Warrior hero, but Blizzard's presumably going to be adding options for other classes.

Blizzard teases a new surprise for Hearthstone players

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There's been no shortage of post-launch content for Blizzard's virtual card game Hearthstone already, but a teaser page posted yesterday suggests the studio has something new in the works.

In a post titled 'The Innkeeper's Tale: A Mysterious Person', a friendly game of cards is interrupted by an “imposing, broad-shouldered figure”. Which happens in real life all the time.

Blizzard apologises for recent Hearthstone server issues by offering two free card packs to European players

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Hearthstone players in Europe has a bit of a rough time connecting to the collectible card game's servers last week, so Blizzard is offering free cards in an attempt to make up for the inconvenience.

European accounts created before May 3 will receive two free Classic card packs, which will be delivered to the 'Open Packs' section of the game's menu within 24 hours.

US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region

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World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region.

Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.

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