Gamescom revealed a lot of new information on The Grand Tournament, which is also nicely laid out over at the official Blizzard site here. Jousting, New Ranked Rewards and ofcourse…Card Reveals! Scroll down to read all about it! Update: All card images have been added!
A new mechanic was revealed – Jousting. Check out the video above to see it in action or view it here.
“No tournament (especially one as grand as The Grand Tournament) would be complete without the time-honored tradition of jousting! The Grand Tournament brings this exciting test of might to Hearthstone with the addition of a brand-new mechanic—Joust.
Minions Joust by emerging from their decks, creating a brief contest within a contest wherein players each reveal a minion from their deck. In order to win, the minion who initiated the Joust must reveal a minion with a higher mana cost. The rewards are varied based on the minion starting the Joust, but players will want to emerge victorious from the lists as often as possible! “
Highest Rank Bonus
A new reward will be given out based on your rank at the end of a season!
“We love receiving feedback from the Hearthstone community. One thing that we’ve been hearing a fair bit of is that, when playing on the Ranked Play ladder, people often feel hesitant to continue playing after reaching a particularly good rank. It simply feels like too much of a step backwards if they lose a rank or two. Based on that feedback, we’re making a change that we think will help put players’ minds at ease so that they can continue enjoying Ranked Play and pursuing even greater heights.
Beginning this month, each player’s Quest Log will display the highest rank they have reached during the month and recognize their accomplishment. Additionally, we’ll be awarding players who progress past rank 20 with some minor rewards as a way of congratulating them for their achievements. Eligible players will receive a treasure chest at the end of each season containing the season’s Ranked Play card back, one or more golden cards, and some Arcane Dust. What’s in the chest is determined by your highest rank over the course of the season. For example, a player whose highest rank was 17 will receive a golden common card, 20 dust, and the season card back.”
New Card Reveals
Over 10 cards was revealed at Gamescom. We’re currently adding them to the site! The revealed cards are: the-skeleton-knight, gormok-the-impaler, tuskarr-jouster, master-jouster, injured-kvaldir, burgle, armored-warhorse, argent-lance, bolster, ancestral-knowledge, eadric-the-pure, gadgetzan-jouster and muklas-champion so far!
Needless to say, we’re all very excited!