Hearthstone 27.6.1 Hotfix Patch Notes – Battlegrounds Anomaly Changes & Bug Fixes + Constructed Balance Info

Blizzard just dropped patch notes for an upcoming Patch 27.6.1. It’s a server-side update, so you don’t need to download anything. Keep in mind that the rollout doesn’t happen simultaneously on all servers, but everything is usually wrapped up within a few hours.

The patch mostly focuses on Battlegrounds’ Anomalies. Some got removed from the pool, others will appear more/less often. Lots of Heroes also got banned for certain Anomalies.

On top of that, the patch contains a bunch of bug fixes.

Sadly it has no Constructed balance changes (and we could really use those right now). However, the balance hotfix is scheduled for next week and we should get patch notes early in the week.

Check out full patch notes below:

Patch 27.6.1 is a server-side patch going live today with the following updates:

Dev Comment: There are no Traditional Hearthstone balance changes in this patch. The reason is a bit technical, but the short of it is that the types of balance changes we’d want to make—and you’d want us to make—have to go into a different type of hotfix patch. We know that players are eager to see balance changes and are disappointed with the timeline they’re coming in, and we want you to know that they’re coming soon.

In fact, in light of the upcoming Masters Tour, we wanted to let you know that the balance hotfix is scheduled for next week, October 26. The main targets of that patch will be Yogg-Saron, Unleashed and Druid. Instead of our usual balance teaser and patch notes blog, we plan to get the changes finalized and the patch notes out on the forums as soon as possible, by early next week. We’re looking forward to seeing what you think of the upcoming changes, and what our competitors are able to come up with in the new meta.

Battlegrounds Updates

The following Anomalies have been removed from the Anomaly Pool:

  • Anti-Gravity Stadium
  • Might of Khaz’goroth
  • Fortitude of Khaz’goroth
  • Wisdom of Ulduar
  • Summoning of Champions

The following Anomalies will now appear less frequently:

  • Shackles of the Primus
  • Finicky Hourglass (except for lower-ranked lobbies)
  • Big League (except for lower-ranked lobbies)
  • Little League (except for lower-ranked lobbies)
  • Blood of Sargeras (in lower-ranked lobbies only)

The following Anomalies will now appear more frequently:

  • False Idols
  • Transient Treasures (in lower-ranked lobbies only)
  • Bring in the Buddies (in lower-ranked lobbies only)

The following heroes are now banned from the following Anomalies:

  • Uncompensated Upset: Pyramad and Alexstrasza
  • Packed Stands: Lich Baz’hial, Cookie the Cook, Shudderwock, Trade Prince Gallywix, Infinite Toki, Ysera, Varden Dawngrasp, Guff Runetotem, Overlord Saurfang
  • Double Header: Galakrond, The Rat King, C’Thun, Maiev Shadowsong, Heistbaron Togwaggle
  • Echoes of Argus: Overlord Saurfang, C’Thun, Cariel Roame, E.T.C. Band Manager, Jandice Barov, Sneed
  • False Idols: Shudderwock, Chenvaala
  • Grapnel of the Titans: Kurtrus Ashfallen, Chenvaala, E.T.C. Band Manager, Xyrella
  • The Golden Arena: Death Speaker Blackthorn, C’Thun, Millificent Manastorm, Guff Runetotem, Sylvanas Windrunner, Maiev Shadowsong, Rakanishu, Lady Vashj, Pyramad, Thorim Stormlord, Fungalmancer Flurgl, Ambassador Faelin . The minion, Elemental of Surprise, is also banned in games with this Anomaly
  • Big League: Captain Hooktusk, Galakrond, Ambassador Faelin, Sneed, Guff Runetotem, A. F. Kay, Cariel Roame, Professor Putricide, E.T.C. Band Manager, Tickatus
  • Little League: Millhouse Manastorm, Overlord Saurfang, Pyramad, Captain Eudora
  • Everything’s on Fire!: Fungalmancer Flurgl, Cap’n Hoggarr, Maiev Shadowsong
  • Perfected Alchemy: Galakrond
  • Mimiron’s Clockwork Stadium: Forest Warden Omu, Millhouse Manastorm, Alexstrasza, Ambassador Faelin, Chenvaala
  • The Yogg-iseum: Mutanus the Devourer, Vol’jin, Tamsin Roame, Patches the Pirate, E.T.C. Band Manager, Captain Eudora
  • Blessed or Blighted: Teron Gorefiend
  • Golganneth’s Tempest: Ysera, Enhance-o Mechano
  • Shackles of the Primus: Ambassador Faelin, A.F. Kay, Lich Baz’hial, Drek’thar, Rokara, Vanndar Stormpike, Deathwing, Dinotamer Brann, King Mukla, Mutanus the Devourer, Pyramad, Inge the Iron Hymn, Scabbs Cutterbutter, Cookie the Cook, The Great Akazamzarak, Y’Shaarj, Ozumat, Queen Wagtoggle, Patchwerk, The Lich King, Sire Denathrius
  • Curse of Aggramar: Captain Eudora, Maiev Shadowsong, Alexstrasza, Skycap’n Kragg, Tess Greymane, Ragnaros the Firelord, Galakrond, Sindragosa, Onyxia, The Rat King, E.T.C. Band Manager, Death Speaker Blackthorn, Xyrella, Dancin’ Deryl, Yogg-Saron Hope’s End, Aranna Starseeker, Queen Azshara
  • Up-Prizing: Rock Master Voone
  • Tavern Special: Millhouse Manastorm, Shudderwock, Dinotamer Brann, Lich Baz’hial, Maiev Shadowsong, Infinite Toki, Cap’n Hoggarr
  • Audience’s Choice: Tess Greymane, Scabbs Cutterbutter

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • [General] Fixed a bug where Hallows End event quests were progressing too quickly.
  • [Hearthstone] Fixed the bug where the Control the Makers Anomaly would “activate” Amalgam of the Deep.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Octosari, Wrap God caused desyncs and showed an extra tentacle for your opponent.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where discovering a minion from the Treasure Hoard Anomaly made stat-setting effects stop working (the Anomaly was also live early—it’ll be returned to the Anomaly Pool when it’s scheduled to go live).
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where minions that set stats (like Uther the Lightbringer) worked incorrectly while Enhance-o Medico was in play.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Murozond could, under certain circumstances, give a Golden minion instead of a plain copy.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Alexstrasza’s Hero Power gave non-golden dragons when The Golden Arena Anomaly was active.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Glaive Ricochet (Kurtrus’s Hero Power) did not give a copy of the Golden Monkey.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where the Elemental of Surprise’s enchantment showed a sheep in the enchantment banner. Surprise!
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where Wilfred Fizzlebang would appear in some draft buckets. We’re not ready to behold the absolute power of Wilfred Fizzlebang!
  • [Cosmetics] Fixed a bug where Battlegrounds Heroes didn’t always display in alphabetical order in the Collection.



A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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