Hearthstone Tavern Brawl Brings Co-op Challenge

Kinda sorta co-op.

Blizzard gave Hearthstone [official site] a rotating lineup of special modes and altered rulesets with Tavern Brawl, and the latest brings a much-requested feature: co-op. Kinda. Ish. The ‘Unite Against Mechazod‘ brawl kicked off this afternoon, with a two-player challenge to take down a gnomish inventor. It may not be quite the co-op mode you’ve wanted, but it is an interesting addition.

Blizzard explain:

“You’ll each be piloting a pre-built deck assembled to give both you and your partner on the other side of the board a chance to take out the technological terror. Each turn he’ll move from your side of the board to your friend’s, and you’ll need to play your cards just right to bring him down together. Watch out! If one of you is defeated, then you both are, so don’t be stingy with the heals.”

It sounds a wee bit janky, but hey, co-op Hearthstone! Blizzard have never announced plans for proper co-op, 2v2, or other such modes, but I wonder if they’re testing the waters with this.

To soften doubling your chances of losing, it’ll give you that one brawl bonus card pack simply for finishing your first game – win or lose. It’s always nice when you lose a fight and lie on your back outside the pub, gasping as your diaphragm cramps up, then have someone casually shower cards over your sweating shame.

This brawl will run to the normal Tavern Brawl schedule, ending on Monday. And hey, BlizzCon 2015 is this weekend so maybe they’ll have new Hearththings to announce.


  1. BluePencil says:

    There is definitely going to be an announcement relating to Hearthstone at Blizzcon. TotalBiscuit mentioned that he’d been asked to go along for such a segment. He said he’d told them that he wasn’t very good at HS.

  2. Enkinan says:

    I just started playing HS after seeing how good it looked on my new phone I got a few weeks back. I’ve been totally sucked in.

  3. Manik says:

    This game i just want to play and student may also try this game and for best writing edusson reviews to do a best write essays and make a review on it .

  4. Nim says:

    The Hearthstone subreddit has been on fire the last week. After the patron combo deck was nerfed, the subsequent rise of aggro decks has caused a lot of people to finally air a lot of grievances in a very short time. All the rage is spilling forth on the meta, Hearthstone’s balancing, bugs, lack of extra deckslots, inane developer explanations, lack of communication, lack of features, streamers getting burned out, etc. This brawl seems to have cooled folks down a bit but if Hearthstone doesn’t get some proper updates soon to reduce the frustrating game issues many have, tempers are probably going to flare up again soon. Hearthstone has unaddressed problems such as balancing, neglected arena, lack of game modes and a lot of unusable trash cards, and the pressure has been building up for the last year. Maybe you RPS folks should look into it if you have the time.