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Blizzard introduces new Hearthstone modes to limit the cards you can use (and more deck slots)

Blizzard introduces new Hearthstone modes to limit the cards you can use (and more deck slots)

One of the top free-to-play digital card games in the world has some big changes coming.

Publisher Blizzard is breaking up its Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card battler into two distinct play format. The first, called Wild, is the same Hearthstone you’ve played over the last few years. It enables you to use any card and any deck you want for the familiar and hectic fun that the company admits is “crazy.” But the second format is “Standard.” And the publisher explains that this format will limit the cards you can choose for your decks. The purpose behind this decision is to make the game more accessible to new players and to ensure that future expansions have a bigger effect on play.

The digital card market is a $2.1 billion business, and Hearthstone sits atop that mountain.

Hearthstone lead designer Ben Brode goes into a deeper explanation about his team’s reasoning in the video below:

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