Hearthstone’s Felfire Festival will kick off tomorrow with the release of the 17.4 update, which will add 17 Pirates (a new minion type) to the Battlegrounds mode. The update will also add a trio of swashbuckling new heroes, bring a fourth out of retirement, and set the stage for a new Trial by Felfire—a free solo adventure coming to Hearthstone next week.

First, the solo adventure: The five-chapter tale, set to begin on June 17, will follow the story of Aranna Starseeker, who teams up with Illidan Stormrage and his Demon Hunters to face off against Mecha-Jaraxxus, the mastermind of the Rusted Legion. Unusually for Hearthstone’s adventures, all the chapters will go live at once.

It’s “pretty epic,” Blizzard said, which isn’t the most specific sell I’ve ever seen, but if you can complete the adventure you’ll get a Rusted Legion card back for the effort. 

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A week later, on June 24, a new Challenge Mode will kick off that will grant successful players a Golden Kael’thas Sunstrider card. The Burndown Tavern Brawl will also return: Players will enter the brawl with a random deck, and after a loss will be given the deck of their opponent to try their luck again and again—until one deck emerges dominant. Then on July 1, the Burndown will end and the Rumbledome will begin: Many will enter, but only one will leave.

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