[Rumor/Spoiler] “Brawl of the Rastakhan” might be a new Hearthstone expansion? Blizzard Korea’s YT channel leak

Just two hours ago, Blizzard Korea has posted a new video on their YouTube channel, called “Hearthstone: Brawl of Rastakhan” (Source). It’s not an official translation, so it might be slightly different in English, but the general theme would remain. While it’s nothing certain and we tend to not trust the leaks, so far the ones that came from official sources turned out to be real. Which means that there is a significant chance that we’re going to see a Troll-themed expansion announced in a few days at Blizzcon.

Especially since in this case, the leak would align with some of the predictions about what the next expansion might be. When Year of the Raven was first announced, we’ve got a teaser for all three expansions of 2018. The first one turned out to be The Witchwood, the second one is Boomsday Project, while we still aren’t sure about the third one. But ever since the teaser was released, Trolls were one of the most common predictions for the Expansion 3. As far as in February of this year, we’ve listed Trolls as one of the most common predictions for it. Very recently, Tharid also took a closer look at the potential candidates for the upcoming expansion, and – as you can imagine – trolls were #1.

So far, most of the Hearthstone leaks coming from official sources (Blizzard, or other people working for them) tended to be real, as detailed by chihong in this reddit comment.

But who exactly is this Rastakhan guy and how relevant is he? As you can read on this Wowpedia page, he’s the ruler of Zandalari Empire, one of the great Troll nations. He rules the entire Zandalar island from a great, golden palace. Zandalari Empire is mostly based on the real life, historical Middle and South American cultures, such as Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. If the leak turns out to be true, that’s the kind of general theme we might expect from the upcoming cards. And of course trolls – many, many trolls.

Coincidentally, Zandalar was added to World of Warcraft in the latest “Battle for Azeroth” expansion. It was alluded to multiple times in the past, but players have never got an opportunity to visit it before.

What do you think about it? Would you like to see Zandalari Empire, or trolls in general, as the next Hearthstone expansion?

Either way, we won’t have to wait long to see whether the leak was true or not – the upcoming Hearthstone expansion is likely to be announced this Friday on Blizzcon’s opening ceremony.


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  1. Toto
    November 1, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Hopefully there is a limited time hero when you buy packs. Im tryna spend $90 again

  2. Tony o
    October 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    What’s it matter when everyone else’s decks are way better than mine anyway

  3. Njuns
    October 30, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Please please please make it true, i’d love a troll based expansion sooooooooo much ?

  4. Jon F
    October 30, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Rastakhan is a witch doctor according to wowpedia. So we get a priest or shaman hero card?

    • MilesTegF
      October 30, 2018 at 10:24 am

      If he is the Hero, probably Priest…
      1) Cos Shaman just got Hagatha in Witchwood.
      2) Priest seems in a little weak spot right now, such as how shaman was prior to witchwood or warrior was prior to Boomsday.

  5. Azog
    October 30, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Confirmed-“Secrets of the sea”. Naga, pirates and vrykul themed.

  6. MilesTegF
    October 30, 2018 at 6:52 am

    I like the idea of it, in wow i usually play aliance so i dont know much about the characters in Zandalar but i hope they take the opportunity to introduce great characters of the troll culture from other places too, like Hakkar, Jin’do, Zul’Jin, characters from the different tribes like the Drakkari Trolls (i always liked their history, about how they were so desperate to survive against the Lich King they ended up sacrificing their own gods to gain power in order to fight back) , the Gurubashi, Amani, the ones from sunken temple or Zul Farrak, some Loas… Anyway, Warcraft is filled with Troll culture and characters so this seems like a good opportunity to use it.

  7. Apolz
    October 30, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Some one posted that it was called something like teasure of the 7 secret seas. ANd that was why we are getting the star aliner and secret golden copies

    • diddzz
      October 30, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      haha no waaay. if u are right i will pay you 1000 in hs packs

  8. Azog
    October 30, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Stay away from the Vodoo!

    • Trollokololol!! 1!
      October 30, 2018 at 6:02 am

      They’re trolling us

      • Magazinegem
        October 30, 2018 at 10:39 pm

        i see what you did there