Patch 7628 is now LIVE!
Undertaker has been nerfed. Restart your Battle.net client if you haven't received the patch. Official patch notes taken from the launcher can be found below. It also looks like there won't be a Lunar New Year event, they've just changed the greetings for each hero in China, Korea, and Taiwan.
Quote from Blizzard
- The following card backs have been added to Hearthstone:
- Maraad Card Back: Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of January.
- (zhCN/koKR/zhTW) Celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hearthstone! Heroes will say “Happy New Year” instead of “Hello” when emotes are used.
- Card packs in the in-game Shop no longer default to Classic card packs. Players must now manually choose which card packs they would like to buy before making a purchase the first time the Shop is used or with each release of new card sets in the Shop. Once a card pack is purchased, the Shop will default to the last purchased card pack until the next time a new card set is released in the Shop.
- Undertaker now reads: Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack.
- Undertaker was frustrating to play against. It often gained both attack and health stats significantly above those of other inexpensive minions very early in the game. With this change, we expect Undertaker will still be better than other 1-mana minions when played in a deck with a Deathrattle theme, but more likely to die from combat with other minions.
- Secrets no longer have a delay between their trigger and animation. Poor Noble Sacrifice – it just wants to get down!
- Addressed an issue that sometimes resulted in player names showing up as Unknown in-game. You’re a player, not a Secret!
- (esMX) Updated Malorne’s text to now be correct.
- (ptBR) Updated Scarlet Purifier’s text to now be correct.
The Pinnacle II
The Pinnacle II is a 3 day tournament airing January 29 - January 31 at 1pm EST featuring Trump, Forsen, Lifecoach, Strifecro, Hosty, Rdu, Orange & Dethelor competing for a $5,000 prize pool. The tournament will be hosted on Twitch.tv/amazhs and cast by Amaz and Admirable. The format is a best of 5, double elimination bracket, featuring the innovative Coup System. Watch below!
Times below are in EST and may not be accurate due to varying game length.