Hearthstone outlines first Saviors of Uldum Arena rotation

With a new expansion comes a new Arena rotation for Hearthstone. Blizzard outlines what's next for the popular game mode.


Minutes ago, Blizzard announced what was next for long-running digital card game Hearthstone. The League of E.V.I.L. travels to the desert and meets opposition in the form of the League of Explorers for the game's next expansion, Saviors of Uldum. But while players got to learn more about what's next for the Ranked game, what's next for the game's popular Arena mode?

The arrival of a new expansion means, of course, that it's time for the Arena mode sets to rotate. This is part of the new normal for Arena, first unveiled back during the reveal of the Year of the Dragon, with Blizzard stating that Arena's featured expansions would change every two months.

As one might expect, the new hotness of Saviors of Uldum will take center stage with the next incarnation of Arena, as will the usual Basic and Classic card sets. Here are the other Hearthstone sets that will be featured in the next Arena rotation:

  • Rastakhan's Rumble
  • Journey to Un'Goro
  • Kobolds & Catacombs
  • League of Explorers

It should be interesting to see how these sets play with each other, especially with Saviors of Uldum's Lackey-generating cards not having the Rise of Shadows Lackey-generating cards to synergize with. It remains to be seen whether the Rise of Shadows Lackeys themselves will be part of this or whether the new expansion will introduce all-new Lackeys. We'll find out this answer in the weeks ahead. It should also be interesting to see how well the all-new Classic cards fit into this Arena setting.

Arena will rotate on the day that Saviors of Uldum launches. That's August 6, so be sure to finish up your last runs in the current Arena. For those looking for more information on what Saviors of Uldum is, be sure to check out more information on this latest expansion from earlier this morning. Also, be sure to check out the Hearthstone website for more information.

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