PC Gamer appears to have accidentally included text from another article in a recent piece about SCUM. Said text just so happened to be information on the next Hearthstone expansion which is apparently called Rastakhan's Rumble.
The article in question has since been altered with the text related to Hearthstone removed. Thankfully, a prudent user saved an archive so we can see the text straight from the source. Here's what it said:
Once every generation, Azeroth's Troll tribes come together to compete for the blessings of the Loa and the favor of King Rastakhan. The no-holds-barred battle forms the basis for Rastakhan's Rumble, the next Hearthstone expansion, which was just revealed today as part of the BlizzCon opening ceremony.Adding a bit of fuel to the fire is the fact that the domain rastakhansrumble.com was registered in September of this year.
Nine teams will take part in the latest iteration of this time-honored Troll-down, each led by a Legendary Troll Champion representing one of the Hearthstone classes. The Loa, ancient spirits worshipped by the Trolls, will also take part in the fighting as Legendary minions. Shirvallah the Tiger is the Paladin Loa, which costs a cool 25-Mana to cast. You can reduce that outlay by casting spells, but even so it seems like a restrictive price for an effect that's probably only going to be good in incredibly slow control decks.
A thread on the /r/Hearthstone subreddit has a good bit of speculation and diving into the lore about how exactly Rastakhan's Rumble could play out. We can't be entirely certain that this is legitimate, but PC Gamer is certainly a reliable source. It's reasonable to believe that they would have received advance notice about an upcoming expansion.
In any case, we won't have to wait long to find out. The opening ceremony of Blizzcon is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time.
If this is indeed the next Hearthstone expansion, what do you think of the description of Rastakhan's Rumble? Does it sound like a fun addition to the game? Let us know in the comments below!