Hearthstone’s new expansion arrives tomorrow, taking players to the deserts of Uldum as the League of Explorers return to thwart the League of EVIL. The update and its 135 new cards aren’t available yet, but avid deckbuilders have been checking them out ahead of launch – and one of them has uncovered a musical easter egg.
Sandstorm Elemental is a relatively unassuming Shaman card in the new set. It’s a two-mana 2/2 with a relatively handy battlecry and Overload. It’ll likely be useful in the early game, but it’s hardly going to set the meta aflame.
The card becomes a lot more entertaining, however, when you check it out in the Collection. As noted by Reddit user D-u-p-p-y, Sandstorm Elemental comes with flavour text which references a particular banger from the late-90s/early-00s. As a whole package, that Collection entry is pretty funny, but I’m not sure I can do justice to the bit by simply writing out the ‘lyrics’ of the song in question, but you can check out the entry yourself in the embed post below.
As you can see, Sandstorm Elemental’s flavour text pays homage to its namesake, Finnish trance anthem Sandstorm by Darude.
This is far from the first time Blizzard have used Hearthstone’s flavour text for comedic effect. Way back in Knights of the Frozen Throne, certified good boy Arfus told players that “there must always be a Lick King,” while Blizzard used Avalanche’s entry to inform players that it was “one of our more snowbally cards.”
Not wanting to break with tradition, I’d imagine that plenty more tongue-in-cheek entries are heading to the game. But for most of them, you’ll have to wait until Saviors of Uldum arrives tomorrow evening.