The community surrounding Blizzard’s beloved card game, Hearthstone, has long known about the possibility of a co-op mode being added. Well, data yanked from the patch released yesterday gives even more credence to the speculation. The information comes hot on the heels of Blizzard’s version 3.0 patch to Hearthstone that most prominently set the stage for the upcoming expansion pack, The Grand Tournament. Along with the rudimentary bug fixes and performance tweaks, plucky Reddit user “Insydr” found some interesting snippets of code. Discretely, Hearthstone had been updated to include text lines and audio cues indicating impending co-op functionality. These scant lines of code seem to mean Hearthstoners will be able to tackle challenges side by side sometime down the line. An unverified rumour up until now, on particularly shaky ground after Activision put to rest the inaccurate Hearthstone player numbers as the info came from the same leak. With The Grand Tournament’s focus on Hero Abilities and many of the 132 new cards said to interact with them in new and unique ways, it could lead to interesting possibilities in a co-op scenario. I bet Gearmaster Mechazod can’t wait to get spanked by two patron warriors for 100 damage with an empty board. There’s still time to snag the pre-order for The Grand Tournament which nets you a smooth 10 packs more than you would ordinarily get for the price and a nifty card back to boot! For the low, low price of free and with a card expansion on the horizon, I implore everyone to try out Hearthstone.