Wed December 05 2018
The trolls of Azeroth have gathered at the behest of their leader, King Rastakhan, for a once-per-generation, no-holds-barred throwdown. Nine teams have formed, led by some of the most fearsome fighters of trollkind—nine Legendary Troll Champions, each representing a Hearthstone class. Combatants will enjoy the blessings of their team’s Loa, ancient spirits venerated by the trolls that have manifested themselves as Legendary minions.
Players looking to dive deeper into the magic of the trolls can call forth Spirits—unique class-specific minions that share impressive synergies with the Loa. Those more inclined to thrilling the crowd with sheer brutality can do so with Overkill cards—a new gameplay mechanic that rewards players with powerful effects when they deal excess damage.
“We’re excited to have Hearthstone players around the world step into the ring today to test their might in Rastakhan’s Rumble,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “The Gurubashi Arena has seen countless fights over the years, but nothing like what’s about to unfold—we can’t wait to see the fiercely creative decks players bring to the battlefield.”
Those hungry for glory are encouraged to spar with their fellow gladiators over the next two weeks, because on December 13, King Rastakhan will commence the Rumble Run—the action-packed single-player Hearthstone experience coming to Rastakhan’s Rumble.
Players will enter the arena as Rikkar, an up-and-coming troll gladiator who casts his lot with one of the nine teams in the tournament, learning valuable fighting techniques and befriending hardy allies on his journey to earn the title of Azeroth’s mightiest troll. Further details about this mettle-testing new game mode will be announced soon.