Fixed several technical bugs that would cause the game to crash. Fixed a visual bug with Archwitch Willow’s play animation. On June 17, the Trial by Felfire Solo Adventure will unlock, followed by Trial by Felfire Challenges on June 24. On the Constructed side, Kael’thas and Illucia are two of the most feels-bad cards in Standard right now, so we’re glad to see them get touches. This update contains a variety of optimizations to improve performance when playing Battlegrounds, especially on devices with fewer than 2GB of RAM. The most recent Hearthstone patch brought Blizzard's autobattler contestant Hearthstone Battlegrounds into early access, but it also introduced some bugs. The other Standard card being nerfed is Mindrender Illuciam whose cost is being increased by the update, from 2 to 3. Eight minions are getting adjustments and three heroes are either receiving buffs or nerfs. Visit our corporate site. Last week, we shared some thoughts—with the able assistance of some notable Hearthstone pros—about which cards from the new Scholomance Academy expansion were likely to be nerfed first. Old: Deathrattle: Give your Beasts +4/+4. In the coming days we’ll be releasing a balance patch that includes a slew of Battlegrounds updates, adjustments for two minions in Standard, and handful of bug fixes. Old: Dig for a Golden minion! Overkill Keyword. And the hero changes! The next Hearthstone expansion - Rastakhan's Rumble - will be released on December 4th, and when it arrives it will introduce a new keyword to the game called Overkill. Battlegrounds is getting 7 Dragon Aspects as Heroes and 18 new minions, many of them dragons, in the 16.4 update to Hearthstone's auto-battler. You can access higher tiered minions by upgrading your own tavern tier in between matches. Mindrender Illucia’s nerf is almost seemingly out of nowhere, but her power to dismantle combo decks effortlessly and stall aggressive decks is still apparent. Fixed a visual bug with Archwitch Willow’s play animation. The best microphone for streaming, gaming, and podcasting. They significantly cap Murlocs’ power level–possibly killing it as an end-game strategy them unless/until further changes are made, but perhaps making it a stronger mid-game strategy. Exactly as we called it. This could be a slight adjustment made in minds of Wild players since Reno Priest is among the best decks of the format and Mindrender Illucia singlehandedly improved those odds by being a card that nullified Priest’s worst matchups. Two cards in Standard are getting nerfed, Blizzard announced today. This follows their Tavern Tier nerfs a couple of patches ago. In Battlegrounds, the minion changes to both Murlocs and Beasts bring up multiple implications to the entire format. Hearthstone patch notes confirm these big Battlegrounds updates BLIZZARD has updated Hearthstone this week, with some big changes listed in the Battlegrounds patch notes. PC Gamer is part of Future US Inc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Hearthstone Beginner's Guide Besides tier buffs, there are also some stat buffs found on Rabid Saurolisk and Monstrous Macaw. The changes to Battlegrounds are HUGE! Tim thinks there's even a chance the card may not be run in Druid anymore,  with players opting to focus on spamming free Beasts from Exotic Mountseller instead. All rights reserved. → New: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1). It was introduced in the Rastakhan's Rumble expansion . First, Kael’thas Sunstrider: Originally, every third spell he cast cost 0, but after the update the cost of every third spell will be 1. Minions generated are from your Tavern Tier or below. "Something about knowing what's going to happen before it does—a massive resummoning of my minions, maybe—is terribly seductive. The buff to underperforming heroes like Reno, Lich King, and Galakrond also gives potential to a more diverse meta. You can choose which categories you want to be notified for. (4 Digs left.) Thank you for signing up to PC Gamer. Fixed a bug where Southsea Strongarm was showing incorrect art. New York, (4 Digs left.) Now freezes the minion added to Bob’s Tavern. The Battleground changes were hinted at during the recent AMA, but we didn’t foresee anything this big! Outside of the Standard format, the Battlegrounds mode is receiving multiple changes. Hearthstone Patch 18.0.2 comes out soon an undetermined day of this week. The result should be a welcome reduction in power to the Murloc and Pirate tribes, and players will also be delighted to see the OP Captain Eudora hero power toned down. Kael'thas was a mistake. Arcane Cannon has been removed from Battlegrounds minion pool.