Hearthstone welcomes new cards and Keywords in its Wild West-themed Showdown in the Badlands update

Hearthstone welcomes new cards and Keywords in its Wild West-themed Showdown in the Badlands update

Blizzard has announced an exciting new update for Hearthstone, letting players ride off into the sunset across the Wild West next month. Titled "Showdown in the Badlands", the latest update adds a whole bunch of brand-new cards, as well as new Keywords to boot.

In the latest update to Hearthstone, you can look forward to going on an epic journey through the wild, wild west as the outlaws rage against the evil plans of Sheriff Barrelbrim. Will Elise Starseeker have what it takes to rescue Azeroth from the machinations of the Bloodrock Mining Company and its plans to drain the land of Azerite?

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The expansion boasts 145 new collectible cards, with the Showdown in the Badlands Pre-Purchase Mega Bundle containing 80 packs, 10 Golden packs, 1 random Signature Legendary, 1 random Golden Legendary, and the Ulfar Hero Skin and cardback. As for the Standard Bundle, you can expect to score 60 packs, 2 non-golden random Legendary cards, and the Ulfar cardback.

Of course, there's always a special login bonus to reward players simply for checking in during the event, which includes the Legendary Thunderbringer, with Taunt and Deathrattle: Summon an Elemental and Beast. The latest update adds new Keyword: Quickdraw and new Keyword: Excavate as well, which you can read about in full detail from the official patch notes.

If you're eager to join in on all the fun and give the game a go yourself, you can do so by downloading Hearthstone on the iOS App Store and on the Google Play Store for Android devices. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. You can also visit the official website for more info, or join the community of followers on Twitter to stay updated on all the latest developments.

Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult contemporary novel, For The Win: The Not-So-Epic Quest Of A Non-Playable Character, is her third book published by Penguin Random House SEA - a poignant love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, teenage heartbreak, and everything in between. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at bit.ly/catherinedellosabooks, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.