Changes are coming to Hearthstone soon and things are going to get crazy!
- 23 Wild cards are moving into Standard for a limited-time event.
- These wilds cards are going to be added to everyone's collection (can't be disenchanted or crafted) so everyone can participate.
- The cards are removed from your collection after the event.
- Blizzard is adding new portraits for hitting 1000 wins with each class.
- Expect more big events in the future.
- Some daily quests are going to be made easier to complete and we're going to get new ones added.
More details will be provided on October 4, including a list of the 23 cards being put into standard. Here's what we know so far about the next event.
- There will be more dungeon run-style Tavern Brawls.
- Dual-Class Arenas will return.
- Legendary Quest rewards!
- 23 wild cards will become available in Standard and we'll get them for free.
Clarification on the Wild Event Cards
Quote From Blizz_Kauza
Quick clarification! The cards that are rotating back to standard for a limited time are going to be granted as free event cards, which means they're basically new, temporary versions of the cards. Even if you already own the cards, you'll still get these event copies.
When the event ends the event copies will go away.
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While we’re constantly recruiting lackeys, tinkering with experimental tech, and delving into dusty tombs to bring you new Hearthstone expansions and Adventures, we’re also hard at work on some awesome, albeit less flashy, new stuff. In this blog we’ll shine a light on some of the smaller, but still exciting new features, events, and changes coming to Hearthstone in the near future.
Adding More Events
After the overwhelmingly positive response to the recent Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. event, we’re looking for more opportunities to introduce even more large-scale in-game events with rewards, themed Tavern Brawls, and changes that could temporarily (or permanently!) create fun new Hearthstone experiences for players.
We’re starting off with a new event in just a couple weeks featuring Dungeon Run-inspired Tavern Brawls, dual-class Arenas, Legendary quest rewards, and some meta-shifting changes outlined in the “Shaking up Standard Play” section below.
We’ll have more to share on this sensationally spooky event on October 4, but in the meantime . . . try not to lose your head!
Shaking up Standard Play
Now that the Saviors of Uldum Standard ladder experience has solidified, we think it’s a great time to throw a wrench or two (or twenty-three) in the gears. We’re going to be pulling some of the most popular and game-changing cards from across Hearthstone history, including Ragnaros the Firelord and N'Zoth, the Corruptor, out of Wild and dropping them back into Standard for a limited time. To ensure that everyone can participate in this meta-mixing event, we’ll be granting everyone free copies of each card (these copies cannot be disenchanted or crafted) so they can add these heavy-hitters to their decks and get them into the action.
We’ll be sharing more details (including the full list of 23 cards) in a blog update on October 4. Stay tuned!
1,000 Win Class Portraits
Looking ahead, we want to continue celebrating personal successes and milestones for all you dedicated Hearthstone players. Our next major update will introduce some really cool new portraits that you can earn by earning 1,000 wins with each class. Wins earned before this update goes live will retroactively count towards these totals. Take a look at a couple of examples below and start stacking up those wins!
Quality of Life Improvements
Alternate Search Terms
We want it to be easier to quickly find the cards you’re looking for while deckbuilding, so we’re adding alternate search terms for some hard-to-type cards. We’ll be adding common misspellings and simplified versions of leetspeak card names (found on some Mech minions). For example, searching “snip” or “snap” will now show you SN1P-SN4P. While this feature will only be enabled for a few commonly misspelled cards at first, we’ll be able to add even more alternate search terms as needed.
- This feature will also support languages other than English. For example, SN1P-SN4P in Latin American Spanish is “CL1C-CL4C”, so searching “clic” would return the expected results.
While not included in our next major update, here’s a preview of some of the changes we’re making to quests a little further down the line.
- We’re cutting some of the less popular daily quests and tuning down some of their requirements to make them quicker and easier to complete. We’ll also be adding some new quests to the pool to mix things up!
- We split most daily quests into two buckets: Easy (50g) and Slightly More Difficult (60g). Rerolling a Slightly More Difficult (60g) quest (like Play 10 Beasts) always gives you an Easy (50g) quest, so players can be guaranteed to get an Easy quest every day if they want. We love Murlocs and Pirates as much as anyone, but it should be your choice if you decide to complete their quests.
We’re excited to be bringing these new features, events, and other changes to Hearthstone soon. Please let us know what you think on social media or the official Hearthstone forums. Until then, we’ll see you in the Tavern!
Bah, I am still salty about my lost Arena wins ;) Well, I play almost only Arena and still am some way before the 500 win ones but it's great that new ones are coming. Another 5 years and maybe I will get them :P
But overally the changes look very nice.
I wonder if the new portraits for 1000 wins will only be for the original heroes, or if alternate hero portraits will get the treatment as well.
This was not the case before, nor should it be now for 1000 wins.
All my heroes are above or very close to 1500 wins. Would of been nice if they did a few tiers like 1500, 2000, 2500 and so on.
One step at time
Huge improvement, and this is not just a dream! Good job, Blizzard.
Wow they're giving us the cards for free!... hmmm doesn't seem very Blizzard like.
I reroll the quest to try to get more gold, not less gold!!!!!
They unnerfed Jaina (in the 1000 wins portrait)!
I just checked and I have all classes with 1000+ wins except mage which has 968 /fail
for those of us out of the WoW loop why is Jaina’s hair weird? Thought it was blonde
and that Anduin Portrait is cringeworthy
Cringeworthy? Man that Anduin is sick
That Anduin portrait though.
Fine, I will start playing ranked again lol.
This is the best news I could get. After finishing the game (all golden classes) about a year ago, I finally have a reason to grind the game again :D
Now Anduin looks a lot more like his father!
Really want him as a portrait for Warrior, Magni get a bit stale no
Totally agree with you: it would be awesome
Same. I would pay for Varian's hero portrait
Wow. 2nd hit to Jaina, much worse this time, hopefully we can keep original portrait.