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Blizzard is teasing a massive Hearthstone announcement on July 22

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There’s a big old Hearthstone update coming later this month, according to the sub-human scum over on terrible videogames website for bad people and actual criminals, PC Gamer.*

They’ve received an honest-to-goodness scroll informing them of an upcoming important announcement taking place on July 22. What could it be? I would speculate that it has something to do with all of those cards.

But that’s just me.

Here’s what the scroll said.

“Well met, hero!

Champions are gathering from around the world to witness the next exciting thing Hearthstone has in store. News travels far and wide in search of brave new faces ready to answer the call to arms — Are you one of them?

Muster for battle and mark July 22 on your calendar. The next bit of news won’t come by carrier pigeon — thankfully, we have much better ways of communication now.

Victory awaits!”

Then there’s a nice little Hearthstone swirl at the end, and maybe some roses on there too? The whole thing is styled like an invitation to a jousting tournament, like something out of A Knight’s Tale, the greatest film ever made on the subject of knights.

PC Gamer also have a short video demonstrating how the scroll makes an actual fanfare sound when opened. I embed it with naked jealousy. PCGamesN’s scroll was presumably lost in the post or stolen by a bird.

Speculation abounds that this may be the announcement of Hearthstone’s next big card expansion, following on from the more piecemeal updates of Blackrock Mountain and Tavern Brawls. Expect something on the scale of Goblins vs Gnomes, but even bigger. You don’t stick tiny, motion activated speakers into cardboard tubes and post them all over the world unless you’ve got something really big to announce.

There’s more rumination on what it might be over on PC Gamer. The full reveal will be made on July 22.

*All of this is true.