21 May


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

17 May





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Oops, forgot to pin this. Sorry folks.

16 May


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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14 May


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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10 May


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!

02 May


Patch 29.2.3 is a server-side patch, rolling out now with the following updates:

Battlegrounds Updates

  • Heroes now have a Duos Armor level, distinct from their Solo Battlegrounds Armor levels. For most Heroes, their Duos Armor level is 2-3 Armor lower than their (higher ranks) Solo Battlegrounds Armor level.
  • Duos turns from turn 7 onwards are now slightly longer than before.
  • Mechs will be reactivated in Battlegrounds after this patch has rolled out.

Bug Fixes

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Alexstrasza’s Battlecry effect didn’t work properly with life-total adjusting effects (like Azerite Snake and Vampiric Blood).

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Golden Scrap Scraper didn’t function properly.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Utility Drone didn’t function properly.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Persistent Poet didn’t functi...

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23 Apr


The following is being posted on behalf of Aleco Pors, Final Design Lead.

Hey everyone!

We’ve got a really big balance patch planned for later this week, with changes to around 30 cards, including buffs and nerfs—and a few Wild changes. Since this patch has different goals from most other patches, I’d like to provide you all with some more context as to what we’re thinking and how we got here.

In this patch, we are attempting to address issues which have cropped up with the overall health of Standard, as opposed to correcting issues with the health of the specific meta like we normally do. Alarm bells started to go off within the design team when we noticed that the power level of Hearthstone didn’t seem to drop much (if at all) after the recent annual rotation. This sparked a lot of internal discussion about certain gameplay patterns in the current meta – particularly hyper-efficient AoE board clears, “OTK” style decks that la...

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19 Apr


Hey everyone, we have another bot ban update to share with you.

Since our last post, we’ve continued our regular cadence of anti-bot detection and actions. In that time, we’ve actioned over 240,000 additional accounts.

In Patch 29.2, we also made an update to Arena matchmaking as a proactive step against extreme play patterns specific to that Mode, sometimes referred to as “barcode accounts.” Now, if you repeatedly retire runs early, you will be put into a separate matchmaking pool for your run. Being able to retire an Arena run early is an important feature for when you want to play a different deck. But, for a small percentage of players, it’s used to repeatedly draft new decks until they get one they consider extremely strong. This chan...

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18 Apr


Patch 29.2.1 is a server-side hotfix rolling out now with the following game updates and bug fixes.

Weekly Quest Update

The Weekly Quest requirements are now as follows:

  • Use your Hero Power 30 times (instead of 40)
  • Play Battlecry cards 75 times (instead of 100)
  • Play Miniaturize or Mini cards 32 times (instead of 60)
  • Win games in Tavern Brawl, Arena, or Battlegrounds 10 times (instead of 15)
  • Win ranked Hearthstone games 10 times (instead of 15)
  • Damage enemy heroes 400 damage (not changed this patch)
  • Spend 750 mana (not changed this patch)

XP granted by the Weekly Quests is not changing from the new higher amount.

Dev Comment: To get these changes out as fast as we could, we’ve put them into this server-only hotfix. That means there will be some weirdness where the numbers look unchanged in the client, but function as described above (so your rank...

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16 Apr


That’s not a bug: paying health isn’t taking damage.


Thanks to everyone reporting the Death Knight weapon freezing thing. The team’s looking into it.


Patch 29.2 is here, bringing with it Battlegrounds Season 7, Battlegrounds Duos, and much more! This is a big patch, so there are a few known issues we’re tracking. Refer to this post for updates throughout this patch.

The known issues we’re tracking this patch include:

  • [Shop] Mac desktop clients are unable to access the Shop in patch 29.2. This will be resolved in our next major patch. In the meantime, you can still make any purchases through the web shop or mobile devices.
  • [Cosmetics] There is a bug where the default Coin is generated in-game instead of your Favorited Coin. This is scheduled to be fixed in the next major patch.
  • [Added 4/16] [Collection] The team is investigating reports of players unable to open their last pack in a stack. This is believed to be a purely visual bug related to packs granted when retiring Duels.
  • [Added 4/16] [Battlegrounds] Using Reno’s Hero Power on Persistent Poet results in a visual ...
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28 Mar


This month has been a busy month in our battle against the bots. Since our last update just three weeks ago, we’ve ratcheted up our bot detection and banned over 585,000 more bots–including over half a million bots throughout this week! We hope they’re shaking in their circuits.

Cheaters are not welcome in our Tavern. You can continue to help in the ongoing battle against these botters by using the in-game reporting feature. While you do, we’ll continue fighting on your behalf, too.

14 Mar


29.0.1 is a server-side patch, rolling out today with the following bug fixes and updates:

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where no-rarity Legacy cards that have versions entering Core in 29.0 were given a rarity, resulting in them appearing in packs. Players who erroneously opened these packs will receive a dust refund in an upcoming correction.

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Night Elf Huntress couldn’t target minions summoned by a Deathrattle in the middle of its Battlecry.

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where the different Silver Hand Recruits counted as different minions for purposes of cards like Tyr’s Tears.

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Infused Totemic Evidence still gave Strength Totem instead of Wrath of Air Totem.

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Shudderblock’s effect blocked damage in certain circumstances when it shouldn’t.

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Crafter’s Aura coul...

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11 Mar


Patch 29.0 is now live. Join us in celebrating 10 years of Hearthstone! This patch includes tons of card updates, preparations for Whizbang’s Workshop and new year, and more. Unfortunately, with a patch of this size, there are a few issues.

The following is a list of issues we’re tracking this patch:

  • [Resolved] [Hearthstone] A few card change reverts didn’t make it into the initial Patch Notes. They’ve now been added. Consider them bonus reverts!
  • [Resolved] [Twitch Drops] We’re investigating an issue where Community Day drops aren’t being granted as expected. (Update: It appears likely this is the standard delay with Twitch drops, where it can take up to 48 hours for drops to appear. The team will continue to track this issue and take action if needed.)
  • [In-Game Rewards] People who logged in after 10 a.m. PDT, but before Patch 29.0 is live on their device, wi...
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07 Mar


Hello all,

We have another quick update on our continued fight against botting in Hearthstone. Since last month’s bans, we’ve continued to refine our bot-detection systems. This week, we actioned nearly 85,000 accounts for botting. We’re continuing our efforts against these cheaters, and you can continue helping by using the in-game reporting function to report suspected bots.

28 Feb


Patch 28.6.3 is a server-side patch rolling out now with the following updates.

Battlegrounds Updates

Armor Updates

The following heroes now have more Armor:

  • Dancin’ Deryl and Galewing now have 10 Armor

  • Death Speaker Blackthorn and Deathwing now have 12 Armor

  • Patches the Pirate now has 13 Armor at higher levels, still has 5 Armor at lower levels

  • Millificent Manastorm now has 14 Armor at higher levels, still has 6 Armor at lower levels

  • Enhance-o Mechano and Varden Dawngrasp now have 15 Armor

  • Cariel Roame now has 16 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 Armor at lower levels

  • George the Fallen and Rakanishu now have 17 Armor

  • Ragnaros the Firelord now has 18 Armor at higher levels, still has 13 Armor at lower levels

The following heroes now have less Armor:

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16 Feb


Patch 28.6.1 is a server-side hotfix rolling out now with the following updates and bug fixes.

Battlegrounds Updates

Armor Changes

The following heroes have more Armor:

  • Millhouse Manastorm now has 7 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • E.T.C., Band Manager now has 8 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • Inge, the Iron Hymn now has 11 Armor at higher levels, still has 6 at lower levels
  • Rock Master Voone now has 12 Armor at higher levels, still has 15 at lower levels
  • Mutanus the Devourer now has 13 Armor
  • Cariel Roame now has 14 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • Heistbaron Togwaggle now has 14 Armor
  • Elise Starseeker now has 15 Armor
  • Pyramad, Tae’thelan Bloodwatcher, and Y’Shaarj now have 16 Armor

The following heroes have less Armor:

  • Death Speaker Blackthorn now has 10 Armor

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14 Feb


Thanks for the report. Just added this to the known issues.