Rumors are circulating that Blizzard are planning to step into the Auto Chess genre by releasing a Hearthstone-themed version of the game, with the announcement reportedly coming at Blizzcon.
Auto Chess has become one of the biggest genres in gaming over the last year, with Dota Auto Chess and Riot’s Teamfight Tactics drawing hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch, and just as many players.
With Auto Chess showing no sign of slowing down in popularity, rumors suggest that Blizzard will be the next developer to hop on the bandwagon, and we could see an announcement on November 1 at Blizzcon.
In a tweet posted by gaming analyst Daniel Ahmad, the expert in the Chinese and Southeast Asian gaming market explained how the upcoming Hearthstone expansion, which is based around dragons, looked promising, before dropping a major hint about Auto Chess using a picture of an actual chessboard.
“Hearthstone expansion looks quite good,” he posted on November 1. “All about dragons with a focus on Galakrond as the special hero card for evil classes.
“I should add, the new Hearthstone expansion won’t be the only new Hearthstone content to be revealed.”
I should add, the hearthstone expansion above won't be the only new hearthstone content to be revealed. pic.twitter.com/K5arJYwQfL
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) November 1, 2019
A number of major announcements are expected to be made across Blizzard’s many franchises, with two major titles set to receive new entries. Overwatch 2 has been strongly rumored, while major leaks suggest that Diablo 4 will also be announced this weekend.
Of course, none of these rumors or leaks have been confirmed by Blizzard themselves, so it’s worth taking them all with a pinch of salt as they may be inaccurate, or the developer could choose to announce them at a different time.
BlizzCon 2019 officially kicks off on Friday, November 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can make sure you don’t miss any of the major announcements with our dedicated BlizzCon 2019 hub.