We’re skimming the slime pools, stitching together our finest Abominations, and preparing the Necropolis for an Adventure you’ll never forget—Curse of Naxxramas is coming, and we know you’re just dying to get in and play! In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the details on how you’ll access Curse of Naxxramas, and unveil the Naxxramas Heroic Mode.
Your All Naxx-cess Pass
Naxxramas is a floating necropolis, home to a host of undead bosses ready to challenge worthy opponents eager to test their card-slinging mettle. To undertake the challenges that lie within each of the five wings of the Adventure, one must first gain access to their secrets. But don’t worry too much about the price of entry—much to Thaddius’ chagrin, it won’t cost you an arm OR a leg.
Naxxramas will open its gates one wing at a time, with a new wing opening each week. The wings of Naxxramas will open in the following order: Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Military Quarter, Construct Quarter, and Frostwyrm Lair.
Players who begin their adventures in Naxxramas during the launch event will gain free access to the first wing: the Arachnid Quarter. The launch event will last roughly a month or so, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to get your foot in the door—we’ll have more details to share about that later on. The web-choked corridors of the Arachnid Quarter are home to the bosses Anub’Rekhan, Grand Widow Faerlina, and Maexxna. Defeating these bosses will add new cards to your collection and give you a taste of the dangers that await you deeper inside Naxxramas.
After the Arachnid Quarter, the next four wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 per wing. Players can earn the in-game gold needed to unlock the next wing of Naxxramas by completing various quests or emerging victorious from the Arena, or they can choose to unlock the next available Naxxramas wing using real money.
If you’re looking to swing open multiple gates at once, Curse of Naxxramas bundle packages are also available. Spiders are just so good at making things into neat little bundles. . . .
Keep in mind that purchasing Curse of Naxxramas wings in bundles does not open or grant access to those wings faster than the one-wing-a-week schedule, but it does ensure that you’ll be able to dive into the next challenges as soon as they unlock.
If you play Naxxramas during the launch event and decide to purchase the remaining wings with real money, you’ll only have to purchase the 4-Wing bundle to access the remaining wings once they become accessible.
If you unlock additional wings with gold and wish to purchase a wing bundle at a later time with real money to unlock any remaining wings, you can still take advantage of the bundle pricing. For example, if you enter the Arachnid Quarter during the launch event and unlock it for free, then purchase the second wing with gold, the remaining three wings can be purchased with real money at the 3-wing bundle price listed above.
Remember to enter the Necropolis during the launch event so you don’t miss out on all the creepy crawly fun that awaits you in the Arachnid Quarter—for free!
Once you’ve defeated all of the bosses within any given wing for the first time, you’ll unlock the Heroic mode of that wing. Heroic mode bosses are significantly more difficult than their normal versions, and they will prove to be a challenge for even the most veteran Hearthstone players. Defeating all of the bosses in Naxxramas on Heroic mode will unlock a new card back for your collection.
The undead horrors of Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone Adventure are dying to meet you. We hope to see you creeping through the necropolis with your own “All Naxx-cess Pass” soon!
Acquiring golden cards from Heroic Mode bosses was actually something we had in-game during internal testing. We actually received a lot of negative feedback on this method of golden card acquisition. Like I mentioned, Heroic Mode bosses are not easy, and it felt really bad for people that felt like they could never get the golden versions of Naxxramas cards. We made this change to make things more accessible for everyone.
any news on when?
No updates on a release date yet!
Now all we need to know is if these wings will be unlocked for all regions at once, or if you'll have to unlock them for each region. Would be nice if you didn't have to spend $20-25 more than once if you play on different regions.
MrGurubashi, I think we can safely assume it'll have the same divisions that card collections currently have.
Will we be able to unlock them with gold for unlimited time once it has been released?
Any word on what this will be in GBP?
I thought for sure that "Heroic Mode" would give golden Naxx cards. Well, maybe it will, getting a card back at the end of it doesn't cancel out the possibilities.As far as release dates go, speculations say 15th of July, so I assume that's where we're headed. 7 more days, guys!
Seems fair. You need to actually play somewhat lots to unlock a wing. But it is not a terrible amount.
"After the Arachnid Quarter, the next four wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or 5.99 EUR (4.99 GBP) per wing."Directly from eu.battle.net. You can purchase it, no prob.https://bnetcmsus-a.akamaihd.net/cms/content_folder_media/HP2M3O71RLAL1404717926026.jpg
Pretty reasonable pricing. Though I'd prefer to save my cash generally, even I'd be enticed to simply buy the whole package. We'll have to see if it becomes easier to make that kind of gold, though. Release it already!
Ahm, sorry for being dumb, but I don't understand this whole unlocking thing. Is it permanent, like you purchase once and you have that wing forever (weekly like Raids in WoW). Or is it more like paying once, you complete that wing, and if you want to go again you pay another round?
Price is reasonable. Debating to spend the cash or use in game gold since I have plenty saved up. I have feeling that we will get announcement for the second adventure pack around blizzcon.
I'm loving the fact that you can actually buy the expansion with ingame gold! This is unimaginably awesome for people (like me) who live on a tight budget and can't fork out $25 ontop of our recurring WoW-time cards, bills, food etc.
There's no mention of any in-game gold reset or swap for packs of existing gold. Do you think it's a safe strategy to start hoarding gold now to have enough for each wing when it's available?
cannot wait untill it is realesed, please say it comes tomorrow XDalready saved up 3.3k gold XD
will you be ready with the next adventure update after all naxx wing's have been through ? like for example the next raid or such ? or will we have to wait some month's once the last wing has been released ?note: please make special Christmass + Halloween adventure mode that only is accessible during the event ☺