28.6.1 Patch Notes

Patch 28.6.1 is a server-side hotfix rolling out now with the following updates and bug fixes.

Battlegrounds Updates

Armor Changes

The following heroes have more Armor:

  • Millhouse Manastorm now has 7 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • E.T.C., Band Manager now has 8 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • Inge, the Iron Hymn now has 11 Armor at higher levels, still has 6 at lower levels
  • Rock Master Voone now has 12 Armor at higher levels, still has 15 at lower levels
  • Mutanus the Devourer now has 13 Armor
  • Cariel Roame now has 14 Armor at higher levels, still has 10 at lower levels
  • Heistbaron Togwaggle now has 14 Armor
  • Elise Starseeker now has 15 Armor
  • Pyramad, Tae’thelan Bloodwatcher, and Y’Shaarj now have 16 Armor

The following heroes have less Armor:

  • Death Speaker Blackthorn now has 10 Armor

  • Fungalmancer Flurgl now has 13 Armor at higher levels, still has 12 at lower levels

  • Alexstrasza and Greybough now have 13 Armor

  • Ambassador Faelin now has 14 Armor

  • Jandice Barov now has 15 Armor

  • Ragnaros the Firelord now has 16 Armor

  • Lich Baz’hial now has 18 Armor

Quest Adjustments

The following Quests are now harder to complete:

  • Fill the Cauldron

  • Find the Murder Weapon

  • Hire an Investigator

  • Pressure the Authorities

The following Quests are now easier to complete:

  • Cry for Help

  • Exhume the Bones

  • Assemble a Lineup

  • Reenact the Murder

  • Crack the Case

Quest Reward Adjustments

Quest Reward Pool Changes:

  • Stable Amalgamation and Tumbling Disaster will no longer be offered to Onyxia or Bru’kan.

  • Beyond the Mirage will no longer be offered in games with Quilboar or Elementals.

  • Ice Sickle, Map of the Unknown, and Alter Ego have been removed from the Quest Reward Pool.

The following Quest Rewards are now harder to earn:

  • Double-Headed Reward

  • Open Auditions

  • Stable Amalgamation

  • Snicker Snacks

  • Endless Blood Moon

  • Turbulent Tombs

  • Gilnean War Horn

The following Quest Rewards are now easier to earn:

  • Splitting Scroll

  • Gift of the Golden Kobold

  • Temporal Tampering

  • Ritual Dagger

  • Anima Bribe

  • Devils in the Details

  • Cooked Book

  • Mirror Shield

  • Red Hand

  • Wondrous Wisdomball

  • Sinfall Medallion

  • Enhance-a-matic

  • Sturdy Shard

  • Timeline Acceleration

  • Invigorating Conch

  • Divine Armor

  • Bloodsoaked Tome

  • Scepter of Guidance

Minion Pool Changes

  • Transmuted Bramblewitch has been returned to the Minion Pool.

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Harth’s iconic hand for Mage was not offered and the iconic hand for Shaman appeared twice as often as intended (classic Shudderwock).

  • [Battlegrounds] Removed Secret Culprit from the Ethereal Evidence pool.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug with Recurring Nightmare causing crashes.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Open Auditions could cause lag or crashes.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where earning a Quest Reward as Sire Denathrius could cause combat to freeze.

  • [Battlegrounds] Toxic Tumbleweed now won’t get used up if you don’t have space to summon it at the start of combat.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Golden Mad Matador would only trigger once per combat.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Banana Slamma didn’t work with Tumbling Disaster.

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a visual bug where Staff of Enrichment didn’t function from the opponent’s perspective.


For love of god just fix Halveria’s hero power animation, we’re literally rolling into a new year of hearthstone

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Don’t you follow the game at all? Fix the bug that gives endless rerolls for Malchezar and remove the spell for doubling stats from the game. What kind of cosmetic fixes are these?


In a recent game of mine, Open Auditions never triggered at any of the start of the turns. Real shame


Open Auditions is still bugged and does not discover at the beginning of turns.


I am loving the new quests in Battlegrounds. However, I dont know if you are aware, but one of the quest rewards is bugged. Open Auditions did not actually allow me to discover a buddy at the start of my turn. I know there was issues with this one before and it was fixed, but this seems to be a new issue.

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Yep, same thing happened to me.

Same here. I was so confused at first lol.

@GnomeSayin Any chance you can say if the team is working on removing the player-run bots? That is all I’ve seen in nearly dozens of games in my climb from Bronze to Platinum. I am reporting the bots, but something has to be done. I haven’t played a real player and this is getting borning.

Glad to know about some improvements, but Battleground still sucks. Lag, crash and shxty experience.


-20 characterz