Here’s when Hearthstone’s next expansion will be announced and how to watch – expect rap

Hearthstone BlizzCon 2017

Hearthstone fans: your favourite card game’s next expansion will be announced at the opening ceremony of BlizzCon on Friday, and further explored in a panel later that very same day. Here’s what you need to know.

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The BlizzCon opening ceremony kicks off at 11:00 Pacific on November 3. Anyone can watch at Blizzard’s dedicated page.

If you want to know more, there’s a Hearthstone panel scheduled for Friday, November 3, at 13:45 Pacific time (on the Mythic Stage, if you’re attending in person). It’ll go into more detail about the expansion and the game’s future more broadly, as will a Q&A session on Saturday, November 4, at 14:30 Pacific, also on the Mythic stage.

However, if you’d like to watch these, you’ll need to grab the BlizzCon virtual ticket. You can do thathere– at $39.99, or £24.99, it’s not cheap, but it means comprehensive, live, HD coverage of everything at the show, as well as on-demand replays, some commemorative in-game goodies, and Muse’s concert at the closing ceremony.

Game director Ben Brode boldly predicts that “players will be surprised and happy” at the expansion’s announcement. Brode, who is famous for delivering game updates via the medium of phresh beatz, teases that the Q&A on Saturday “may or may not contain some amount of rap.” So let’s all look forward to that.

Here’s the announcement by Blizzard, which also includes the streaming and esports schedules, if you’re into that.