A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits the intrepid scientists, engineers, and . . . test subjects of Azeroth in The Boomsday Project™, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game. On August 7, the infamous Dr. Boom’s delightfully irresponsible experiments will be unleashed upon players in the form of 135 new cards and a slew of mischievous new gameplay mechanics. Dr. Boom has built a complex of hidden laboratories in the ever-churning Netherstorm, where he and his colorful crew of renegade researchers are hard at work on all manner of ill-advised scientific endeavors. Players will marvel at the discovery of nine new, immensely powerful Legendary Spells! They’ll be awestruck by Projects, spells with wondrous effects that appear to benefit both players—but appearances can be deceiving! And they’ll tremble before the terrible power of Omega cards, which give incredible rewards when played at 10 mana crystals! Dr. Boom also has a well-documented affinity for bots and bombs, and he’s using The Boomsday Project as an opportunity to debut what might be his most mind-boggling Mech-related innovation yet: Magnetic attraction. Magnetic is a new keyword that allows players to merge Mech minions, combining their attack, health, and abilities to construct fearsome amalgamated automatons. With so much R&D in the works, Dr. Boom and his staff are about to go into recruitment overdrive. In addition to testing Boom Bot fuses and piloting experimental sky golem prototypes, daring interns will also be responsible for solving puzzles in The Puzzle Lab—the challenging new single-player Hearthstone experience coming with The Boomsday Project. Dr. Boom and his staff are not yet accepting applications, but they will share more details about this exciting opportunity in the weeks ahead. Coming August 7 to Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and mobile phones, The Boomsday Project card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s Arena mode, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting today and up until the expansion is released, reckless qualified candidates can sign a stack of liability waivers and pre-purchase The Boomsday Project card packs in two different bundle options: the 50-pack bundle includes a free random golden class Legendary and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, while the 80-pack Mega Bundle also includes a free golden class Legendary and Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, as well as a new playable Warlock Hero—Mecha-Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the scientific community. These one-time-only bundles are available on any platform for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively, and can each be purchased once per account. NOW WE’RE DECKBUILDING . . . WITH SCIENCE! NEW KEYWORD: MAGNETIC – Merge Mech minions with the Magnetic keyword, combining their attack, health, and abilities to construct truly fearsome amalgamated automatons. LEGENDARY SCIENTISTS & SPELLS – Dr. Boom has recruited Azeroth’s most eccentric scientists and inventors—each a Legendary minion in their own right—who have brought along their own crazy inventions: an awe-inspiring assortment of Legendary Spells. SCIENCE + TEAM WORK = PROJECTS – Projects are Spells that provide a bonus to both players when played. Those who build around the bonus most effectively will be able to edge out the competition. ΩMEGA – Omega cards offer powerful bonuses when played at 10 mana, rewarding players who hold out until they can harness their full power. MIND BENDING PUZZLES The Boomsday Project is a scientific endeavor of maddening scope, so Dr. Boom is calling in everyone to help . . . including interns! All the wacky science being done at the Boom Labs—not to mention the blatant disregard for ethics and safety— has resulted in quite a mess, and someone’s got to clean it up. In The Boomsday Project’s single-player mode, The Puzzle Lab, players can earn Dr. Boom’s favor by solving over 100 different mind-boggling puzzles. Players will have to wrestle with a variety of brain-teasers that’ll put their wits to the test, like Lethal puzzles, which challenge them to make a match-winning play with a specific board state, or Survival puzzles, which task them to stay alive against stacked odds with scant tools at their disposal. Bright researchers who survive the gauntlet will earn a one-on-one with Dr. Boom himself, at his personal workshop. The Puzzle Lab opens on August 21 (Pacific Time). HELP WANTED: QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WELCOME TO APPLY With so much R&D in the works, Dr. Boom is in recruitment overdrive! When The Boomsday Project is released, simply log in to claim a free random class Legendary minion and three The Boomsday Project card packs. Eager applicants can pre-purchase The Boomsday Project card packs from two bundles: a 50-pack bundle that also includes one free golden Legendary and the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, and the 80-pack Mega Bundle that includes a free golden Legendary, as well as the Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock Hero, in addition to the Mecha-Jaraxxus card back. These one-time-only bundles are available on any platform for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively (players can purchase each bundle only once per account). Begin padding your résumé —The Boomsday Project will launch August 7 (Pacific Time).