Crime Rate Soars as Mean Streets of Gadgetzan™ Debuts

132 thrilling new cards available in fourth expansion for Hearthstone®,
Blizzard Entertainment’s internationally acclaimed digital card game

Tri-class cards and unique crime family mechanics bring brand-new
deck-building possibilities

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Gadgetzan–City officials today announced that crime in Azeroth’s biggest trade
city has skyrocketed following the release of Mean Streets of
Gadgetzan
, the fourth expansion for Hearthstone®,
Blizzard Entertainment’s smash- (and grab) hit digital card game. Determined
to make their fortunes in the city of opportunity, players from around
the world are pouring into Gadgetzan . . . and the city’s three major
crime families have taken notice. These fresh recruits have signed up
for a life of crime in the hopes of a big score—132 sly new Hearthstone
cards to add to their collections!


In Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, players find themselves in the
grimy back-alleys of a lawless locale where criminals from all over
Azeroth have found a haven free of scrutiny from the Horde and the
Alliance. Above all the petty perpetrators and small-time criminals sit
three crime families that truly rule the streets: the weapon-smuggling
Grimy Goons, the assassins of the Jade Lotus, and the mana-hungry Kabal.
Each family offers unique benefits to its own select set of three Hearthstone
classes, allowing them to use special tricks of the trade unavailable to
rival families. When building decks, players must choose their allies
wisely!

“With Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, we’re introducing some exciting
new mechanics to give deck-builders all-new ways to play Hearthstone,”
said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s
going to be fun to see the influence of the three crime families spread
throughout Gadgetzan as players align themselves with the Grimy Goons,
the Kabal, and the Jade Lotus.”

Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is available now for Windows®
and Mac®, and on phones and tablets for iOS and Android.
Card packs can be purchased individually or in discounted bundles from
the in-game Shop for gold or real-world currency at the same price as
all other Hearthstone card packs. Players now have the chance to
win Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card packs as quest rewards or
prizes in the Arena, and can also craft cards from the expansion by
using Arcane Dust collected from disenchanting unwanted cards.

Learn more about the unscrupulous opportunities that await you in the Mean
Streets of Gadgetzan
at www.gadgetzan.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®,
Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®,
StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the
multifranchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment,
Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes twenty-one #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is
one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Based on internal company records and reports from key distribution
partners.

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