Friday Update – Requiem for a Dream

Nov 3, 2017

Welcome to a round up of the week. We have lore, spoilers, and more!

Dead of Winter

Dead of Winter is approaching, and the Frost Ring Arena tournament’s really heating up. Teams are at each other’s throats, and not everyone will make it out unscathed. Check out the battle between the Pack and the Luminaries here. And, if you haven’t already taken a peek, the Blightbark Court entered stage-right today. Be sure to check these pieces out for all new story bits and some upcoming cards!

And that’s not all—this week we pulled back the curtain and took a look at how HEX cards are made. First, we had an excellent article by our very own Corey Burkhart which walked us through the design of a card from the start of an R&D file to the end. Then, Art Director, Tyler James introduced us to an amazing artist whose work appears in our upcoming set. Then, to top it all off, we had another dev stream where Tyler did a little work of his own! Pretty sweet, right?

Cosmic Crown Showdown

Our 5th Ladder season of 2017 has come to a close. Congratulations to our top 64 players from both constructed and limited! You will each get an invite to our Cosmic Crown Showdown (HEX’s bimonthly $5,000 cash tournament). This next Cosmic Crown Showdown will happen on November 11th-12th, starting at 9am Pacific. Be sure to save the date, and we will see you all there!

For the rest of us, it’s climb time. Ladder season #6 is fresh and new, and there are all-new exciting new cosmetics to collect:

Verdict of the Ancient KingsOrchi-Naya AA

Earn those stars and grab your copies today!

HEX BashHEX Clash

The HEX Bash and HEX Clash are back once more! Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8am PT (Timezone Conversion), you have another chance to prove your mettle and walk away with cash and exclusive prizes! Will you end up a proud owner of these fine cosmetics like last week’s Bash or Clash winners?


Join us this weekend and find out!

For full details on prizing, please check out our tournament pages here and here.

Tournament Support

Please note: if you happen to have technical issues with the Clash or Bash events, our support team requests that you submit an output log from that same day along with your ticket. This is essential, not only to ensure your ticket gets resolved in a timely fashion, but also to help us prevent similar problems from occurring in the future. Output, error, and crash logs can be found in the HEX: Shards of Fate program install folder on your machine.

Dream’s End

By now you’ve read today’s lore article, right? No? Okay, give it a quick gander and then come back. It’s alright, we’ll wait.

So now that you know some of the major beats coming in Dead of Winter, let’s talk a bit about story. HEX’s digital nature lets us do all sorts of pretty innovative things. Much of that you see everyday when you play with the cards themselves. Our R&D team puts a lot of love into crafting an incredibly rich and unique experience. But, part of the exciting innovations we can bring relate to story… and art. Because things are digital, as our story evolves, we are able to have key characters evolve too. Thus, we have a secret champion change to announce for our Frostheart roster. Puck and Balthasar are no more. Instead, we now have Balthasar the Elegist:

Balthasar the Elegist

The death of a dream is a truly painful thing.

Stay tuned here and on social media for more Dead of Winter spoilers as we gear up towards release!

See you in the battlegrounds~

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