26.6 Known Issues

Patch 26.6 is now live on desktop. This massive patch includes the pre-purchase for Hearthstone’s next expansion, TITANS; the launch of Hearthstone’s latest mode, Twist; and the first part of Battlegrounds’ mid-season update!

Clarification: Twist ladder bonuses are based on your Wild ladder multiplier (aka bonus stars). This is not a bug and was intentionally done as a way to try to efficiently tier the new Mode’s matchmaking. In the future, Twist will have its own multiplier, just like Standard and Wild have their own multipliers.

Here are some issues we’re tracking with this patch:

  • [Resolved 6/30] [Hearthstone]: Prison of Yogg-Saron doesn’t show the cards cast to both players while casting them. This will be resolved in a hotfix update soon. In the meantime, both players can see the cards cast by checking the history tile.
  • [Resolved 7/6] [Twist/Shop]: The Druid Battle-Ready Deck for Twist is not quite as battle-ready as we’d hope. Specifically, due to some late updates in the list, it accidentally includes Jerry Rig Carpenter without any Choose One cards. We suggest you use your free Core Set cards to make some tweaks to the deck, like replacing Jerry Rig Carpenter with Pounce or replacing another card with Feral Rage. The decklist has now been updated to include Umbral Owl instead of Jerry Rig Carpenter.
  • [Resolved 6/27] [Twist]: Due to the launch of Twist, we discovered a bug where Nellie, the Great Thresher causes crashes if the class playing her does not have enough Pirates for her effect (like when a Paladin gets her off The Countess’s Legendary Invitations) during these Twist Beta seasons where Neutral cards are excluded. Due to this issue, we’re temporarily instituting a fix where a class that doesn’t have enough Pirates will be able to discover Pirates from other classes. This is not expected to be a permanent change and it should only apply to these seasons of Twist, due to the combination of the card pool and ruleset.
  • [Resolved 6/30] [Battlegrounds]: Flourishing Frostling will incorrectly appear as having 0 attack. This is a visual-only bug that will resolve itself in-game once you get your first copy. This issue will be resolved in a hotfix update soon.
  • [Resolved 6/27] [Battlegrounds]: The team is investigating reports of Battlegrounds Missions and Track not progressing.
  • [Resolved 6/30] [Battlegrounds]: The “Follow the Money” Quest is inappropriately progressing while in combat. We’ve temporarily removed the Quest from the Sire Denathrius pool while we investigate the issue.
  • [Resolved 6/28] [Shop]: The Golden Phoenix Bundles Rank 1 and 2 are intended to award Golden Legendary cards. The Rank 1 Bundle’s content was wrong has been corrected. The Rank 2 Bundle’s content was correct, but its text was wrong and has been corrected. A very small number of players purchases the Rank 1 bundle before the content was corrected, and those players have now received a grant of Arcane Dust to make up for the difference between the normal Legendary they received and the Golden Legendary they were supposed to receive.
  • [Added 6/27] [Cosmetics]: The Inge Death Knight hero skin (part of the TITANS Mega Pre-Purchase Bundle) is missing her hero tray. It has been found and will be added in the next major patch.
  • [Resolved 6/30] [Hearthstone]: The team has identified an issue sometimes causing the “error starting your game” bug when queuing with (or against) a deck that includes both Prince Renathal and E.T.C., Band Manager. The fix is scheduled for an upcoming hotfix.
  • [Updated 6/29] [Hearthstone]: The team is investigating reports that some minions (mostly tokens) are sometimes appearing as invisible. (Can one ever “appear” invisible? :thinking:) Update: while we work on the solution to this, a known workaround is that restarting your client will make them re-appear.
  • [Resolved 7/3] [Community]: The team is aware that a small number of players received a Festival of Legends Packs (instead of a TITANS Pack) for the last reward of the Community Day Twitch Drops. Players who received the wrong pack have now received the correct TITANS pack.
  • [Resolved 7/6] [Event]: The “Twist - A New Age” in-game event isn’t currently granting Event XP for regular gameplay, beyond Quest completion.
  • [Updated 7/6][Twist/Event]: Players who have not yet unlocked Twist and who click on the arrow on the quests in the “Twist - A New Age” in-game event will get to a stuck-state where the game repeatedly tries to take them to a mode they don’t yet have access to. This “deep linking” has been updated to now link to the Standard ladder, to avoid the stuck-state. You can then swap to Twist from that screen like normal. Anyone who is already stuck in this state can now click on any of those event arrows to become unstuck.
  • [Updated 7/25] [Shop]: The team is aware that “Sarge’s Deal” can’t be claimed on EU accounts. The team is investigating reports that issues are remaining with iOS devices.

6/27 Update:
The team has released a small emergency hotfix patch to resolve the issue with players not making progress on Battlegrounds Missions, Achievements, and XP.

7/12 Update:
The “Burn the Evidence” Battlegrounds Quest and the “Transm-ogre-fication” Battlegrounds Quest Reward have been removed from their respective pools to address power and play experience outliers.

7/17 Update:
The “Pressure the Authorities” Battlegrounds Quest and the “Victim’s Specter” Battlegrounds Quest Reward have been removed from their respective pools due to some bugged interactions. They are expected to be returned to their respective pools once those bugged interactions have been resolved.

Related posts:
26.6.1 Patch Notes
26.6.3 Patch Notes

We will continue to update this post as we get more information.


I had hoped that the Lorebooks in this week’s Tavern Brawl might provide a workaround to this issue but it appears they do not. Therefore, I am once again posting that it is still impossible to complete the Restless Reader achievement to Read 40 Lorebooks in the Book of Heroes: Faelin Solo Adventure. This has been broken since its release on June 1, 2022.

Even a base acknowledgement of this issue would be greatly appreciated.


I too am hoping that lorebooks in Battle of the Bands can be made to count towards the Restless Reader achievement. As a software engineer, I cannot imagine this mitigation being more than 1 line of code, adding IDs of the new lorebooks to an array of lorebooks that advance the achievement.


Hoping on the Restless Reader lore book issue train. It’s time to address this bug and fix it. We have waited until new lore books have been added to the game and yet the achievement is still broken, and after so many patches, still never acknowledged.

I would never be here if it did not take this long to fix (392 days since its release). I could wait for a few months before with silence, for it seemed new still. Now it appears if we stay silent, the bug will never be fixed.

Please Blizzard, I just want my reading efforts to be worthwhile.


Battlegrounds Quests are not being tracked. I am also not getting points for top 4 wins

The new Inge hero skin doesn’t have a tray

I posted a separate topic too, but the Golden Phoenix Bundle (Rank 1 of 2) did not give me a random golden legendary as advertised, but instead gave me a non-golden legendary.

Just added his one, thanks. They’ll heal you up when we get an opening to do so.

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Same here. Weekly and daily quests are not being tracked.

In addition, Battlegrounds Achievements don’t appear to be progressing either. I finally got a win with Rock Master Voone just now and the achievement didn’t register. It worked yesterday for Patchwerk :slight_smile: (I only have 10 left to get so getting this one would be nice)

I have not been able to get credit for any of the Book of Heroes missions. This has been a bug for almost 2 years now.

the hero power of the paladin is bugged, the silver hand recruits are invisible and you can’t attack or select them, or do anything

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I just played a match with my unholy DK and using the legendary card The Scourge, all the minions are invisible, im playing in pc.

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i cant download the patch, im still on version 26.4, i keep hitting “check for updates” and nothing happens.

BUG, battlegrounds ; Demon, Keyboard Igniter dsnt trigger his battlecry.
Buy 1 malchezaart, take 1-2 free spins and take damage.
Buy 1 machezaar and 1 soul rewinder (rewinds 2 dmg)
Play and roll, find Keyboard igniter, play him.
Nothing happens, 4 or so demons on board.

Edit: Lesser known bug, patch notes did not contain avatars/pictures of removed BG minions, forcing millions to google who’m they are missing.

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Since I updated to the current 26.6 patch, my game hasn’t made it past the loading screen. I played Hearthstone 20 hours ago on the previous patch. I play the game on a Mac.

What I have tried so far:
I’ve cleared extra space computer.
I’ve restarted my computer.
I’ve shut down my computer.
I’ve turned the wifi on and off.
I’ve restarted the modem.

I want to play Twist on launch day. It’s so frustrating.

Tavern Regular achievement is bugged for almost 6 months. I got all 10 skins but it still has “!” and cant redeem anymore so I cant get rid of “!” please fix it.

The Fizzle snapshot being 0 cards has not been fixed. Just stole one from a DH using Identity Theft and it said 0 and gave me nothing at all…

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Golden Scrap Scrapper doesn’t interact with the (Golden) Drakkari Enchanter at the end of the turn.