Content Release Schedule – Priest Rework, Hall of Fame, Duplicate Protection, Ranked Rework, Demon Hunter, Standard Rotation and Ashes of Outland!

Oh boy, we have A LOT of content coming for us very soon. In the past years, most of the things dropped at once. However, to be honest, it would be infeasible this time around. There’s so much coming that pushing it all at the same time would (and I’m not memeing here) confuse players so much.

In the end, the content will be spread over four days, starting tomorrow! So here’s the release schedule:

March 26

  • Priest Rework – Priest class is getting its Basic/Classic (evergreen) set reworked. Multiple cards rotate out to Wild, new cards will replace them, and some of the ones we know will get changed (mostly buffed).
  • Hall of Fame – Besides the few Priest cards that rotate out to Wild, we’ve also got a bunch of Neutral cards going to Hall of Fame. Leeroy Jenkins, Mountain Giant, Mind Control Tech, Acolyte of Pain and Spellbreaker will be all gone. It’s also an opportunity to get some free Arcane Dust – if you want to know how to maximize your Dust gain, check out our rotation guide!
  • Duplicate Protection – Duplicate protection in card packs, which now only works on Legendaries, will now be present across all rarities. Yep, Commons, Rares and Epics will also be protected. It will make packs more valuable and less annoying to open (you will no longer be able to get e.g. 4-5 of the same Epic). Note that duplicates don’t disappear completely – once you open all cards from a given rarity, you will start getting duplicates once again.
  • Free New / Returning Players Decks – If you’re a new player (just got out of new player ranks) or returning player (haven’t played for 4 months), you will get to pick one of the 9 competitive decks for free. They contain only Basic/Classic and Year of the Dragon cards, so nothing will rotate out.

April 1

  • Ranked Rework – New ranked system will drop with the next season. New ranks, more floors, different resets / star bonuses, more rewards… Yep, it will be almost like playing a different game!

April 2

  • Demon Hunter Prologue – Demon Hunter Prologue launches. It contains 4 single player missions, which showcase the history of Illidan and some basic Demon Hunter gameplay. Finishing those will unlock the new class with 30 cards, as well as a starter deck. Keep in mind that the class won’t be playable until April 7.

April 7

  • Ashes of Outland Release – A new expansion with 135 cards will be released.
  • Standard Rotation – Since it’s the first expansion of this year, we’ll also get a Standard rotation. All Year of the Raven (2018) sets, so Witchwood, Boomsday and Rastakhan’s Rumble will be out of Standard.
  • Demon Hunter Release – New class will officially release with the upcoming expansion!


A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. DemianHS
    March 26, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Allways need info news like this. It’s a great help Stonekeeper!! <3
    Thanks for your work. Maybe you save me 2k dust. :O

  2. The Rye
    March 25, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Have we seen any official word whether your Ranked finish this month will translate to bonus stars next month or is everyone starting from Bronze 10 (with no bonus) in April?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 25, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Players will still start at Bronze 10 (because that’s when we’ll start every season), but there’s some sort of conversion – your highest rank in March will be a base for your start multiplier bonus going into April. They haven’t shared any details yet, though – maybe they will tomorrow when the patch hits 🙂

  3. H0lysatan
    March 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Uh, I couldn’t stop looking at those unopened packs I’ve got.
    (Just one more day. Just one more f-ing day)

  4. MartinHSClash34
    March 25, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Do we have an hour for the releases ?