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Hearthstone Twist: everything you need to know about the new mode

Hearthstone has just announced a new game mode: Twist. The much-awaited Wild update is here. Let’s go over it!

Today, Blizzard announced the release of a new mode, Hearthstone Twist. The open beta for Hearthstone Twist most likely launches on June 27, so if you want to know everything about it ahead of its release, this is the perfect place.

What is Twist, Hearthstone's new mode?

Hearthstone Twist is a new game mode that will have a dynamic format and rules. "New Age" will be its first season and will allow players to build decks using cards from the Ashes of Outlands expansion onwards. But wait, there's a Twist!

The new Hearthstone Twist game mode has two different dimensions. The first one is that despite it uses Wild cards, it's not just any sets. Each season will have a predetermined list of eligible expansions. What gives this new mode a Twist -and its name-, is that each season will also come with a special deckbuilding rule.

"Twist is a Hearthstone ladder Mode with regularly rotating seasons, each with a twist on the rules! Twist formats can include curated card pools and special rulesets. These formats are sure to bring back some of your favorites, but in a new setting with a new meta to crack!"

The first season of Hearthstone's new mode Twist, most likely starts on June 27 and will last until August. The special rule for this "New Age" season is that decks can't contain Neutral cards. The eligible expansion list is the following:

In-game Twist information - Image via Blizzard
In-game Twist information - Image via Blizzard

Hearthstone Twist Mode Rewards and Rankings

Twist will be replacing Classic Mode and will live in that exact same place. Players can find the new mode in the Game selector in the Hearthstone main section, the same place where you go and play Standard, Wild or Casual.

Hearthstone menu - Image via Blizzard
Hearthstone menu - Image via Blizzard

To make it simple, this new game mode will have the same ladder structure that we all know with Ranks, Stars and Legend as the top level. Blizzard would also post Hearthstone new mode Twist leaderboards on their site.

Twist's ladder rewards are the same that other ladder game modes. Depending on how high you end in the season, you will get a different amount of packs and other loot. There's something we need to mention at this point.

Hearthstone ladder Rankings - Image via Blizzard
Hearthstone ladder Rankings - Image via Blizzard

Similarly to what happens with Wild and Standard modes, Hearthstone Twist will not duplicate ladder rewards. This means that players will get rewards based on their highest placement or best chest between the three modes.

You’ll also be able to earn ranked rewards from the Twist ladder, like Standard or Wild. June’s ranked rewards will be based on your highest ladder rank across Standard, Wild, Classic, or Twist.

Blizzard explanaition on Twist rewards

These are the current rewards for ladder:

Rewards for Hearthstone Twist ladder - Image via Blizzard
Rewards for Hearthstone Twist ladder - Image via Blizzard

Early Access Event and Drops

If you want to better understand what's this new mode is about, there will be an Early Access Hearthstone Twist event for streamers on June 22. Check out to see if your favorite content creator is participating, and remember that Twitch Drops will be available.

Hearthstone Twist new mode Preview Stream Participants:

Hearthstone Drops offering up to 9 Packs from Twist mode included expansions will be available from June 22, 9:00 a.m. (PST) to June 23, 9:00 a.m. (PST).

  • Watch for one hour to earn 1 Ashes of Outland pack, 1 Scholomance Academy pack, and 1 Darkmoon Faire pack.
  • Watch for another hour to earn 1 Forged in the Barrens pack, 1 United in Stormwind pack, and 1 Fractured in Alterac Valley pack.
  • Watch for a third hour to earn 1 Voyage to the Sunken City pack, 1 Murder at Castle Nathria pack, and 1 March of the Lich King pack.

If you want to know more about the new game mode, check out the Amy's interview with the game's dev for some awesome insights and other exclusive content here.

That's all for now, but stay tuned to esports.gg to learn more about Hearthstone new mode Twist. See you next time in the Tavern!