Fans of Hearthstone‘s “Dungeon Run” and “Monster Hunt” single-player modes have plenty of new content (and 135 “brutal” new cards) to look forward to with Rastakhan’s Rumble’s upcoming “Rumble Run.” The new single-player competition puts players in the shoes of Rikkar, a young troll champion looking to prove himself in the vaunted Gurubashi Arena against Azeroth’s greatest fighters.
From the official Blizzard press release:
WHO DO YOU FIGHT FOR?
Enter the arena as Rikkar, an up-and-coming troll contender wanting to prove his gladiatorial prowess against some of the greatest fighters in Azeroth. At the start of the Rumble Run, players will pledge their axe to a Loa–powerful animal gods worshipped by all trolls. This decision, which also determines a player’s class-based team, is made by choosing from a random group of three Shrines–homages by which Loa can be invoked in combat, providing powerful passive benefits. There are 27 Shrines in total–three for each Loa, each of which calls upon a different aspect of the animal god’s power.
PROTECT YOUR SHRINE
As players fight their way through the Rumble Run, they’ll have to make tactical decisions to best their skilled opponents. If a Shrine is dealt enough damage, it will go dormant for three turns, during which its owner will lose the passive benefits. Taking down each opponent’s Shrine–while protecting your own–is an important key to victory, so choose your strategy carefully!
DEFEAT THE CHAMPIONS
Throughout the Rumble Run, players will collect the spoils of victory, including minions, spells, and Teammates–insanely strong minions exclusive to Rumble Run. There are six unique Teammates for each of the nine class-based teams, for a total of 54. Players will need all the strength they can muster to defeat eight other champions to claim the title–as well as the Rumble Runner card back–for themselves.
THE LOA ARE CALLING YOU . . . GLORY AWAITS!
King Rastakhan invites all his subjects to partake in the festivities! When Rastakhan’s Rumble is released, simply log in to claim a free Legendary Loa, two Spirit cards from the same class, and six Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs.
In the meantime, eager competitors can pre-purchase Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs in two bundles: a 17-pack Challenger’s Bundle that includes the Ready to Rumble! card back, and the 50-pack Rumble Bundle, which includes the King Rastakhan Shaman Hero in addition to the Ready to Rumble! card back. These bundles are available on any platform for $19.99 and $49.99, respectively (players can purchase each bundle only once per account).
It’s time to sharpen your axe– Rumble Run mode begins on December 13th, nine days after the expansion launch.