Hearthstone 28.0.1 Patch Notes -Battlegrounds & Arena Updates, Bug Fixes

Blizzard just posted patch notes for 28.0.1, a hotfix update that’s releasing today. The patch is server-side so you don’t need to download anything. Just keep in mind that the patch rollout doesn’t happen on every server simultaneously, so you might see it a bit later than other players.

The patch comes with Battlegrounds & Arena Updates as well as some bug fixes. For Battlegrounds, they’re changing which Heroes appear for which Anomaly. For Arena, some of the cards were banned from deck drafting (either because they’re too powerful or their effects are useless in the current format). We also have a few bug fixes tackling issues introduced by Patch 28.0.

Check out full patch notes below:

Patch 28.0.1 is a server-side hotfix patch rolling out now with the following updates:

Battlegrounds Updates

The following heroes are now banned from the following Anomalies:

  • Anomalous Twin: Rakanishu, King Mukla
  • Anomalous Bribe: Sneed, E.T.C. Band Manager, Chenvaala
  • What Are the Odds?: Patches the Pirate, Cap’n Hoggarr, Dinotamer Brann, Rock Master Voone, Ysera
  • How to Even??: Millificent Manastorm, C’Thun, Ragnaros the Firelord, Overlord Saurfang, Onyxia, Millhouse Manastorm, Lich Baz’hial
    • This Anomaly also will not appear in games with Mechs
  • Deep Blue Sooner: Kael’thas Sunstrider, Cariel Roame, Captain Hooktusk, Al’Akir, George the Fallen, Chenvaala, Alexstrasza, Lord Jaraxxus
    • This Anomaly also will not appear in games with Demons or Dragons
  • Valuation Inflation: Infinite Toki, Y’Shaarj, Galakrond, Guff Runetotem, Queen Azshara, Lady Vashj, Aranna Starseeker

Arena Updates

The following cards have been banned from Arena deck drafting:

  • Lord Marrowgar
  • Mysterious Challenger
  • Keeper’s Strength
  • Sickly Grimewalker
  • Desert Obelisk

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • [Hearthstone] Reverted a change to Majordomo Executus/Ragnaros that prevented them from turning you into a Neutral hero—Tess is back on the menu!
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug with the Evil Twin Anomaly causing crashes.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed an error that happened when a minion was transformed into Octosari, Wrap God during combat.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug causing minion stat resets in certain situations.
  • [Arena] Fixed a bug where The Nighthold (generated by Runi, Time Explorer) and Disco at the End of Time did not give the right number of Secrets.
  • [Arena] Fixed a bug where Stick Up could give a Rogue Drilly the Kid.



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