The wait is almost over, as the next Battlegrounds Season has just been announced via the official Blizzard blog post! The current iteration of Castle Nathria's Quests and their Rewards will wrap up on January 17, to be replaced by a fitting theme of Undeath, in keeping with the latest March of the Lich King expansion.

The upcoming big update for the game mode also promises to replace the existing Rewards Track with another version, alongside the new Season Pass which had already become available for pre-purchase in the weeks prior. Let's start with a special trailer for the occasion:

Besides that, we can expect to follow a brief yet intense reveal season: starting as soon as today and continuing over the course of this week. The upcoming segments will include known content creators, developer interviews, and a Preview Event with competing teams on Twitch. 

Here are all the details that we've been shared with this initial announcement:

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Good news, everyone, Battlegrounds Season 3 is nearly upon us! Starting on January 17, Professor Putricide will be taking over, replacing Battlegrounds Quests with all his new creations.

New Undead and Dual-Type Minions

Thirty-two new minions come crashing into Battlegrounds in the new Season, including 16 new Undead minions and 11 new dual-type minions! While the Undead revolve around death effects like Reborn and Deathrattle, Dual-type minions have synergies with two different minion types at the same time!


A New Side to Putricide

Professor Putricide has been revived for Season 3! His new Hero Power—Build an Undead—lets you craft up to 3 custom Undead throughout the game! What twisted creations will you create?


Battlegrounds Track Refresh

On January 17, Battlegrounds Season 2 will end, and Season 3 will begin. At that point, players will switch over and begin earning rewards on the new Season 3 Battlegrounds Track. Any rewards that were already earned from the Season 2 Battlegrounds Track but not yet claimed will be automatically claimed.

The Battle for Silvermoon has spilled into Battlegrounds for Season 3! This Battlegrounds Track includes chilling new Scourge-themed, and fiery new Silvermoon-themed, cosmetics. Pick up the Season Pass to instantly get +2 Hero options at the start of each game, unlock all stages of the new Silvermoon Legendary Strike along the Track, and earn up to 15 additional Hero Skins throughout the Season.



Level XP To Level Cumulative XP Free Reward With Season Pass
1 0 0   2 Hero Slots
2 20 20   The Ramparts (Rare Board)
3 20 40 Scourge Sindragosa (Rare Emote)  
4 20 60   Rending Winter (Rare Strike)
5 30 90   Phoenix-flight Kragg (Rare Hero Skin)
6 30 120   Cariel, the Chosen (Rare Emote)
7 30 150 Silverguard Faelin (Rare Hero Skin)  
8 30 180   Sindragosa of the Scourge (Legendary Hero Skin)
9 40 220   Sunfed Rakanishu (Rare Hero Skin)
10 40 260   Silvermoon Dawngrasp (Rare Emote)
11 40 300 Icelord Jaraxxus (Epic Hero Skin)  
12 50 350   Savior Kael'thas (Legendary Hero Skin)
13 50 400   Scourgestorm Millhouse (Rare Hero Skin)
14 50 450   Silvermoon Nguyen (Rare Emote)
15 50 500 Rising Phoenix (Rare Strike)  
16 60 560   Sunwell Nguyen (Rare Hero Skin)
17 60 620   Silvermoon Tavish (Rare Emote)
18 60 680   Commander Vanndar (Epic Hero Skin)
19 60 740 Scourge Millhouse (Rare Emote)  
20 60 800   Lady Deathwhisper (Rare Bartender)
21 60 860   Scourgewind Chenvaala (Rare Hero Skin)
22 60 920   Silvermoon Phoenix (Rare Emote)
23 60 980 Scoutmaster Tavish (Epic Hero Skin)  
24 60 1040   Rising Phoenix (Epic Strike)
25 60 1100   Prince Kael'thas (Rare Emote)
26 60 1160   Scourgewolf Drek'thar (Rare Hero Skin)
27 60 1220 Plague Rat (Rare Emote)  
28 60 1280   Rune Raised Galakrond (Legendary Hero Skin)
29 60 1340   Bonethresher Sneed (Epic Hero Skin)
30 60 1400   Scourge Arthas (Rare Emote)
31 60 1460 Rending Winter (Epic Strike)  
32 60 1520   Off-Duty A. F. Kay (Rare Hero Skin)
33 60 1580   Deathwing, Risen (Epic Hero Skin)
34 60 1640   Shady Deathwhisper (Rare Emote)
35 60 1700 Skellywock (Rare Hero Skin)  
36 60 1760   Cariel, the Chosen (Legendary Hero Skin)
37 60 1820   Scourge Zombie (Rare Emote)
38 60 1880   Ozumat, Glacial Horror (Rare Hero Skin)
39 60 1940 Icebinder Baz'hial (Legendary Hero Skin)  
40 60 2000   Rending Winter (Legendary Strike)


Reveals and Developer Insights

We’ll be sharing more details about Battlegrounds Season 3 over the next few days. Join us as your favorite content creators reveal some exciting new cards, developer insights, and more!


Battlegrounds Preview Event

After the reveals, join us on January 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PT for Professor Putricide’s special “Build a Team” Battlegrounds Season 3 preview event! Teams from NA, LATAM, and EMEA* have come to compete, and Professor Putricide is trying to make his most amazing creation yet: the perfect Battlegrounds team. How, you ask? By mixing them up!

Players will compete in three teams: Team Nerubian, Team Eternal, and Team Abomination. After each round, each team will trade one player for a player from another team. Teams will keep playing, and mixing, until the time for the event is up and the winning team will be deemed “Plague Perfected”! 15 Season Passes will be awarded to each member of the winning team, for them to distribute to their communities!

Starting Teams

Team Nerubian (LATAM)


Team Eternal (NA)


Team Abomination (EMEA)


Each competitor will be streaming from their perspective. They will each also have additional Season Pass codes to give away throughout the event, so make sure you watch your favorite streamer as they push for plague perfection in the new, unknown meta! For more details, see the complete event rules, scoring, and standings.

APAC will be hosting its own separate preview on January 13, from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. PT (January 12, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. KST).


Celebrate the New Season with Battlegrounds Twitch Drops!

From January 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT to January 23 at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can earn our first ever Battlegrounds-specific Twitch drop! Watch any Hearthstone Twitch stream for just 1 hour to earn the new Lightkeeper Xyrella Epic Battlegrounds Skin. You must link your Twitch and accounts for your view time to count towards drops.

The Lightkeeper Xyrella skin will be available for purchase in the in-game shop after the Twitch Drop period ends.