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Hearthstone Mercenaries will welcome characters from Diablo

Hearthstone is expanding beyond the Warcraft universe for its new Mercenaries mode.

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From its inception, Hearthstone has been all about a collectible card game take on the Warcraft universe. However, Hearthstone Mercenaries has opened a new portal and introduced an entirely new universe into the game. Hearthstone's new Mercenaries mode will go beyond Warcraft and introduce the world of Diablo for the very first time.


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Unveiled during Tuesday's Hearthstone Mercenaries deep dive stream, Diablo's Lord of Terror will be available as one of the playable Mercenary cards. He'll have his own stats and abilities and will be upgradable over the course of the game mode, just like any other Mercenary. A special Pre-Purchase Bundle will include a Diamond Legendary version of the Diablo Mercenary Card along with 50 Mercenaries Packs. Even if you don't want to opt to spend money on a bundle, Diablo will still be available through random Mercenaries pack.

We have a lot to break down with the introduction of Hearthstone Mercenaries, so stay tuned to Shacknews for the latest. You can also check out the Hearthstone website for more information.

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