Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes activated in Europe. Three free packs for all

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Hearthstone’s first expansion, Goblins vs Gnomes has finally gone live. Although the official release was yesterday, problems with the North American release saw the European activation delayed.

Blizzard are rewarding all players who log in before the 19 December with three free Goblins vs Gnomes card packs.

Goblins vs Gnomes comes with 120 new cards and adds a new type of minion, mechs, to jam a spanner in the works of all those perfected deck strategies.

“Goblins vs Gnomes throws a big wrench into the Hearthstone works,” Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, told our totally not made up abstract intern Prez Relice. “Players are already having a blast coming up with inventive new strategies and deck ideas—we’re looking forward to seeing what happens now that they can put those plans into action.”

If you log into Hearthstone you’ll find Goblins vs Gnomes card packs are on sale in the store. Be wary of buying classic packs by mistake:

Nick’s written a guide to every card in the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion.

If you’ve not got round to playing Blizzard’s card game yet you’re really missing out. Here’s Nick’s Hearthstone review and a guide to the best beginner decks in Hearthstone.