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Hearthstone Battlegrounds – New Heroes, Balance Changes & More

Hearthstone Battlegrounds - New Heroes, Balance Changes & More

Battlegrounds, the latest addition to Blizzard’s card game Hearthstone, is sowing more chaos with a new update.

Bob the Bartender managed to rope in some new heroes into his tidy tavern:

  • Sindragosa – Stay Frosty: At the end of your turn, Frozen minions get +1/+1.
  • Elise Starseeker – Lead Explorer: When you upgrade Bob’s Tavern get a Recruitment Map.
  • Brann Bronzebeard – Battle Brand: When you play a Battlecry minion, give a random friendly minion +1/+1.
  • Sir Finley Mrrgglton – Power Up!: Give a random friendly minion +1/+1. After you sell a minion, refresh this.

To make way for some new challengers, the Heroes below have left Hearthstone Battlegrounds at this time. These heroes may return in a future update.

  • King Mukla
  • Giantfin
  • Millificent Manastorm
  • Lich Baz’hial

The team has also buffed both Demons and Murlocs by moving Primalfin Lookout, Voidlord and Coldlight Seer down a tier while nerfing Junkbot that was a bit too strong for Tier 4 and has been moved up to 5.

We’ve made adjustments to the number of points given for first place. In the original system, you got 240 points for a first place on your first game, and 24 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game. Now, you will get 190 pts for a first place on your first game and 95 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game.

The next update is coming in early December and will likely contain more balance changes, a new heroes rotation, two new minions that are currently in the works (King Bagurgle, a brand-new card, and Floating Watcher, which you may recognize from the Goblins vs. Gnomes set), and the first iteration of the Stats feature.

Check out the full blog post on the official site.

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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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