If you haven’t heard much about the expansion yet (which I’d find surprising given all the reveals), Frozen Throne brings the evil influence of the Lich King to the game, transforming the cards and even the heroes into abominations. It adds 135 new cards, including the Death Knight Heroes, and features a solo Adventure based off of the iconic Icecrown Citadel raid from World of Warcraft.

For fans of Blizzard’s digital card game Hearthstone, if you’re looking forward to getting your hands on the latest expansion, you’ll be pleased to learn that Blizzard has announced that the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion is now live and playable, which means that you’ll just need to update your game and you’ll be good to go. Let us know in the comments section.

Blizzard is bringing the next Hearthstone expansion to players everywhere today.

Logging into Hearthstone during the expansion’s run gives you a Frostmourne cardback and three free packs.

It’s also worth remembering that Blizzard has changed its card pack rules, so expect to see fewer duplicates and no duplicate Legendaries anymore. Plus, three free Knights of the Frozen Throne packs for everyone that logs in between now and November 1. Since you can no longer get more copies of a card in a new pack than you can fit in a deck (e.g., you can no longer open a pack with four Angry Chickens in it), there seems to be more variety in what’s available to open.

“Whether they’re ascending the Frozen Throne or dueling with friends at Fireside Gatherings, we can’t wait to see how players wield these deadly new cards”.

Game Director Ben Brode and Brian “bmkibler” Kibler will host today’s episode, which kicks off at 11 AM PDT.