Hearthstone’s 22.2 patch is now reside, bringing tweaks, modifications, fixes, and most vital of all, the Battlegrounds Buddies, a set of 75 new minions, each distinctive to its hero.
We acquired a rundown of the Buddies final week, together with a gallery of every single one of them, however Hearthstone followers might wish to take specific observe of a few gameplay modifications that went reside together with the brand new replace:
- The Battlegrounds Armor System will probably be deactivated whereas we check out the brand new Buddy System. As of now, we plan to re-activate the Armor System in a later patch as soon as we’ve reassessed the facility ranges of the Heroes with their new Buddies.
- Hero choice has additionally been briefly prolonged by 10 seconds (to a complete of 70 seconds) whereas gamers be taught the brand new Buddy System.
- The Price to improve to Tavern Tier 5 has been elevated by 2 Gold. Its Price now begins at 11 Gold.
- On January 25, the present Battlegrounds season will finish, scores will probably be reset to zero, and the brand new season will start.
As for the buddies themselves, it is clearly method too early to cross judgment on their energy stage, however having jammed a number of video games this afternoon our intrepid model director Tim Clark has this to say:
“What’s not unsure is that the buddies are, for now at the least, a number of enjoyable. Seeing the bar creep up, figuring out that you’ll pop off with some form of energy spike within the subsequent procuring part, undoubtedly provides pleasure. I feel my favorite up to now needs to be Yogg-Saron’s buddy, whose textual content merely reads ‘Battlecry: Spin the Wheel of Yogg-Saron.’ As you’d anticipate from Yogg, the outcomes various massively. One time I acquired +3/+3 to my whole board and their stats redistributed. One other I acquired three random Darkmoon Faire prizes. I do nonetheless wonder if not having a bunch of recent minions in the primary pool goes to result in this patch feeling much less recent quicker, as a consequence of endgame comps trying just like what we had earlier than. Proper now although, I can not wait to play extra.”
Additionally of observe is that Hearthstone’s annual Lunar New Yr occasion will start quickly, and to kick issues off gamers can now seize the Dancing Lion Card Again at no cost within the Hearthstone Store. Give it a glance:
Full particulars on the Hearthstone 22.2 replace, and the brand new additions to the minion lineup, are up at playhearthstone.com.