Hearthstone Battlegrounds Patch 26.2 Playtest Event Starts Today (May 4), Season Pass Giveaways

Hearthstone Patch 26.2, one of the biggest Battlegrounds updates in history, will drop next week. The patch includes a remix for all of the minion types. A total of 58 new minions will be added to the mode, not to mention some balance changes to already existing ones. It should completely shake up the current meta and how most tribes are played. Because of that, Blizzard has invited popular Battlegrounds content creators from all regions to playtest the patch and stream it on their Twitch channels. The event will be somewhat limited, with only six minion types available, but it should still showcase how different Season 4 will play.

Players have also received some Battlegrounds Season Passes (for Season 4) and will do giveaways during the preview event. Every streamer will probably have their own giveaway formula, but checking out a few of them will certainly increase your chance to snatch a reward.

The playtest will start today (May 4) at 10 AM PT (19:00 CET) for NA and EMEA content creators, then LATAM and APAC content creators will join them later today and tomorrow.

Find more official information and a complete list of participating players below:

On May 4 and May 5, players from around the world will be participating in preview stream events, playing with the new Battlegrounds Season 4 content. The players will be playing with just the six minion types (Undead, Beasts, Murlocs, Dragons, Elementals, and Naga) that will be available when Patch 26.2 goes live. Participating players will be streaming to their own channels and will have Season Pass giveaways for their viewers, so make sure you check it out! The participating players are:

NA Group (May 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (PT))

LATAM Group (May 4, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (PT))

EMEA Group (May 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (PT))

APAC Group (May 5, 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. (PT) / 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (KST))


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