Hearthstone Patch 40118 - Hall of Fame, Tournaments, Card Changes, Brawl

Hearthstone Patch 40118 - Hall of Fame, Tournaments, Card Changes, Brawl

A new patch has been deployed to the Hearthstone Public Test Realm and is available for your testing. Pull up a chair by the hearth and start reading! Updates to our card database have been delayed due to major client changes.


  • The Hearthstone Beta has finally concluded. Subscribers may purchase a copy of the game for $49.99 at select digital retailers.
  • Deck draws are no longer weighted and are truly randomized now.


  • All text in-game is now in Mandarin.

 Developer Note: Internal statistics and community provided feedback have shown that 18 deck slots weren't too difficult to manage so we've decided to increase the complexity of the game by changing the language you play in. 

  • The gold cap has been reduced to 150.

 Developer Note: Not enough players were pre-ordering the recent expansion which we determined was not very fun. Any gold over 150 has been converted into dust at a rate of 1 dust per 100 gold. This may take up to two weeks for your dust to be delivered to your account via the Blizzard Gifts feature, though your gold has been already removed. Mobile players can log in to the Battle.net website to collect their dust.

  • Additional deck slots remain $9.99 each and may only be found on the Battle.net web store. Keeping that UI clean!

Hall of Fame / Standard

 Developer Note: Back in February we announced our intentions to add a few cards to the Hall of Fame rotation. We, unfortunately, got this wrong due to an internal miscommunication and will not be rotating those cards. Instead, here's the correct three cards which are rotating.

 Developer Note: Mages have lost many cards to Hall of Fame over the years so we decided they needed compensation. To do this, we've added some of their most popular cards over the years to the Classic set.

Card Changes

  • Burgle now directly steals credits from your opponent's Battle.net Balance.
  • Carnivorous Cube now correctly creates 4 copies instead of 2 on death.
  • Snowflipper Penguin will now stream snowboarding classes on Twitch every Monday from 12 PM PDT until 4 PM PDT.
  • Jade Shuriken has been renamed to Glass Shuriken due to a lack of funds.
  • Hex now transforms targets into Murlocs instead of Frogs due to possible endangerment of the species.
  • Bloodreaver Gul'dan will now correctly be discarded whenever possible.
  • Freezing Trap has been renamed to Chilly Trap due to global warming. Targets of the trap now cost 1 more mana instead of 2.
  • Fireball now deals 7 damage due to demand for basic card buffs.
  • Deathwing's art has been replaced.
  • NEW - Karazhan has two new cards, Deadly Spoon and Deadly Knife have been added to allow you to have a deadly dinner set.
  • In keeping with the theme of adding new animations to our best cards, Millhouse Manastorm has been upgraded.


  • To help with RNG, Adapt will now allow you to choose any buff from the pool of 10.
  • As part of our removal of the Enrage keyword, certain cards have taken Anger Management classes. Their names are now Tender Chicken, Annoyed Worgen, and Garrosh Hecktalk.

Tavern Brawls

  • Due to positive reactions from the community, the Banana Brawl will no longer rotate and is now the new face of Tavern Brawl.
  • Tavern Brawl menu option has been renamed to Banana Brawl.
  • 100% more nanners are now available in Banana Brawl. Go crazy!
  • Winning your first Banana Brawl of the week will now reward you with a pack from The Grand Tournament instead of a Classic pack.


  • NEW - Clowfiesta! is an event coming to Hearthstone which only allows cards with "random" in their text to be played.

Tournament Mode

  • Tournament mode has been added to the game.
  • Players may only use their cards from The Grand Tournament set in tournament mode.

 Developer Note: Since The Grand Tournament is still a Wild-only set, you may only purchase packs via the Battle.net shop, no gold.

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved an issue where the game wouldn't crash when opening Friend list
  • Resolved a visual bug where your opponent's hero portrait didn't explode after Turn 4 Barnes.
  • Resolved a bug where Ice Breaker didn't help you on your Tinder date.
  • Resolved a bug where community website HearthPwn received exclusive card reveals.
  • Resolved an issue where players may not like the golden animation.

Thanks to Tox, Shadows, and Frosty for assisting with today's datamining.
Have a great day on the internet! Look forward to more card reveals - only the real ones though!


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