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23 May

Patch 29.4.2, launching today, brings the following balance changes, Weekly Quest updates, and more!

Weekly Quest Updates

Before the Weekly Quests changed in Patch 29.2, we didn’t adequately communicate the changes that were coming, or our reasoning for them. That’s something we’ll keep improving on.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been listening to your experiences and looking at our data, and it’s clear that the new Weekly Quests didn’t do their job of rewarding you for your time playing the game. Going forward, we want to strike a much better balance between your time spent in Hearthstone and the rewards given by Weekly Quests.

So we’re making some more updates in this patch, reducing the requirements on the Weekly Quests that seem to be blocking player progression for many of you, while leaving the increased XP where it is. We hope these new changes will still reward you more while keeping Weekly Quests an attaina...

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22 May


21 May

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You’d just make a post in the bug report forums, but thanks, we’ve got this on our radar.


20 May


17 May

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HEARTHSTONE GIGANTIFY SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE HEARTHSTONE GIGANTIFY SWEEPSTAKES (the “PROMOTION”), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND YOU SHOULD READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF RECEIVING A PRIZE. YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS PROMOTION OR RECEIVE ANY PRIZE UNLESS YOU MEET ...

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Oops, forgot to pin this. Sorry folks.


16 May

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Patch 29.4.1 is a server-side patch rolling out now with the following updates and bug fixes.

Battlegrounds Updates

Hero Update

  • Jandice Barov will not be offered in games with Naga or Elementals.

Armor Updates

The following Heroes now have more Armor:

  • Scabbs Cutterbutter now has 13 Armor.

  • Teron Gorefiend now has 14 Armor at higher ratings, still has 10 Armor at lower ratings.

  • Tickatus now has 16 Armor.

  • Maiev Shadowsong now has 16 Armor at higher ratings, still has 18 Armor at lower ratings.

  • Captain Hooktusk now has 16 Armor at higher ratings, still has 15 Armor at lower ratings.

  • Bru’kan now has 17 Armor.

  • Guff Runetotem, Lich Baz’hial, and Mr. Bigglesworth now have 18 Armor.

  • Fungalmancer Flurgl now has 18 Armor at higher ratings...

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15 May


14 May

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Patch 29.4 is now live, with the Dr. Boom’s Incredible Inventions Mini-Set and more!

Here are some known issues we’re tracking this patch:

  • [Resolved] [Hearthstone] Blazing Transmutation has been unbanned.
  • [Resolved] [Hearthstone] Sock Puppet Slitherspear doesn’t gain attack from Weapons.
  • [Collection] Standard Pack doesn’t show up in the “NEW” tab in the Collection.
  • [Cosmetics] Return Policy’s Golden art is bugged.
  • [Updated] [Hearthstone] The team is investigating reports that Boom Wrench might be causing client freezes. Update: it appears the freeze is only for some devices and is brief–waiting it out appears to resolve the issue.
  • [Resolved] [Collection] The team is investigating reports of occasional issues accessing the Collection.
  • [Resolved] [Collection] The team is investigating reports of players unable to select a format when building a deck. As a workaround while this is being...
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13 May

Patch 29.4, launching tomorrow, brings an explosive new mini-set, Dr. Boom’s Incredible Inventions, and more!

Incredible New Inventions!

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Dr. Boom’s tired of everyone calling Whizbang the world’s greatest inventor. So he kept tinkering away in the basement until he came up with something bombastic, something Gigantic, something... INCREDIBLE!

The Dr. Boom’s Incredible Inventions Mini-Set has 38 all-new cards. Get them in Whizbang’s Workshop packs or as a complete 72-card* Mini-Set. Get the normal version for $14.99 or 2000 Gold, or get the all-Golden version for $69.99 or 10,000 Gold. The all-Golden version comes with a bonus Diamond copy of the Puppetmaster Dorian Legendary minion! You can see all the cards from Dr. Boom’s Incredible Inventions Mini-Set in the of...

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10 May

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Hey everyone, I’m back again with another quick bot ban update.

Since our last update, we’ve actioned nearly 110,000 additional accounts. We’ll continue to take action against these abusive accounts to make the Tavern a fairer and more fun place for all our players. We’ll see you in the Tavern!


09 May

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Originally posted by Munrot07

That's my assumption too. Look back some cards have the extra bit, some don't. I'm guessing blizzard add it whenever they can, and ignore it otherwise.

whenever we make multiple cards that generate tokens with pretty unique/long effects, we try to have at least 1 card whose focus is explaining the mechanic rather than doing something more complex/unique with it. in this case, Explodineer is a simpler design that explains the entire thing, letting us do a bit more with Safety Expert's design!

some other examples:

  • In Nathria, we made Volatile Skeleton a collectible card. because it's collectible (and common, so its more likely for players to own it), it's more likely for players to be able to search for it, and therefore know what they are in the context of cards like Cold Case!

  • Remember Tamsin's hero card from AV? neither she nor her hero power say what a "Rift" is... but Seeds of Destruction does! Tamsin and her Hero Power have a lot more going on than just shuffling rifts, but Seeds of Destruction's entire effect is JUST shuffling, leaving plenty of room to explain.