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Hearthstone Patch note 18.0: Battlegrounds, Scholomance Academy, and Mr. Bigglesworth

Hearthstone Patch note 18.0: Battlegrounds, Scholomance Academy, and Mr. Bigglesworth
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Patch 18.0 includes some changes for Battlegrounds as well as gameplay improvements preparing Hearthstone for the arrival of Scholomance Academy!

Hearthstone Patch note 18.0: Battlegrounds, Scholomance Academy, and Mr. Bigglesworth

A new update has just arrived in Hearthstone, as all the new cards brought by Scholomance Academy have been unveiled!

A new hero and two new minions in Battlegrounds, and the announcement of the expansion launch quests — Patch 18.0 is preparing the field for the next expansion!

Hearthstone Classic

Free Class Legendary & Launch Quests

Starting August 6, players will receive a random Scholomance Academy Legendary class card just for logging in, and can complete a chain of Legendary Quests to earn a total of six Scholomance Academy card packs!** Quests will be initially available on the following dates:

  • August 6, 10:00 AM PT: Play 25 Cards in Play mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs.
  • August 7, 10:00 AM PT: Play 20 Spells in any mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs
  • August 8, 10:00 AM PT: Win 3 games any mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs.

Battlegrounds

New Hero: Mr. Bigglesworth

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  • Kel’Thuzad’s Kitty [Passive] — When a player dies, Discover a minion from their warband. It keeps any enchantments.

New Minions: Menagerie Mug and Menagerie Jug

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  • Tier 2 — Menagerie Mug

2 Attack, 2 Health

Battlecry: Give 3 random friendly minions of different minion types +1/+1.

  • Tier 4 — Menagerie Jug

3 Attack, 3 Health

Battlecry: Give 3 random friendly minions of different minion types +2/+2.

Removed Minions

  • Zoobot has been removed from Battlegrounds
  • Menagerie Magician has been removed from Battlegrounds.

Game Improvements & Miscellaneous Updates

  • Class specific weapon frames have been added to every weapon in Hearthstone.
    Scholomance Academy cards will be added to Arena when the expansion unlocks on August 6.
  • Free decks for new and returning players have been updated (recipes can be found here).*
  • Returning players no longer need to complete the returning player experience to claim their free deck.
  • Poisonous damage now has a special poison damage indicator and effect.
  • Pressing the Hide button on mobile when making a card choice in game will now also hide the banner that describes the choice, no longer obscuring vision of the opponent’s armor total.
  • Spells created by Evocation will now disappear at the same time at the end of the turn instead of one by one.
  • Target indicators will now more accurately represent an opponent’s target selection when aiming a Battlecry or targeted spell.
  • Removed a delay from the damage effect for Mad Bomber and Demolisher.
  • Reduced the delay between casting Plot Twist and its shuffling animation.
  • Fixed a bug where Galakrond the Tempest was showing the upgrade animation over the deck upon the fourth Invoke.
  • Fixed a bug where heroes would not slot back into their portraits correctly after attacking.
  • Fixed visual display issues with Deathwing’s Battlegrounds hero power.
  • Battlegrounds summon speed improvements for Pack Leader and Mama Bear have been re-introduced.

Scholomance Academy: Here are all the cards in the new Hearthstone expansion

Check out the 135 new cards that will be soon added in the new Hearthstone expansion, Scholomance Academy!

Original content by "Durvil".

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