You may have seen the report earlier on regarding Blizzard’s decision to significantly reduce the amount of duplicates found in loot boxes in Overwatch. The same company appears to have taken a similar approach in the popular card game Hearthstone.
This major change revolves around how it gives out cards withing the game. Said changes look to bring more of a variety of cards to its players, therefore giving more of a chance of getting the desired card added to your collection.
This alteration will be made in Hearthstone’s next expansion, which is due out sometime later in 2017. This change means that with every pack opened by players, a legendary card will be discovered, and more importantly, it will be one that isn’t previously owned. Hearthstone director Ben Brode believes that “Opening a legendary should be exciting,” and that “We think this change should make it consistently better.”
The director also made it clear that if you were to craft a legendary with dust from disenchanted cards, you are guaranteed to not open that same legendary in a pack that you open. This is a major improvement in itself, as now players won’t feel like they’ve wasted their time, dust or money by crafting a legendary and receiving one again a week later.
To commemorate this news, there will also be a sale run by Blizzard in the Journey to Un’Goro set, which depending on what number you purchase, you’ll receive bonus packs for doing so. The changes regarding legendaries won’t come into effect until the next expansion however, so be wary before purchasing.