While it doesn’t come as a huge surprise, we now have an official confirmation that there will be no balance changes before World Championship. Top 8 players from around the world will face each other this weekend (December 18-19), and that’s most likely the reason why we won’t see a patch this week. Let’s say that a patch happened on Tuesday, then those players would have to submit their decks earlier, it would leave them with almost no time to playtest the new meta, and the tournament would also depend on who guessed the new best decks correctly based on 2-3 days of experience.
Of course, it sucks a bit for an average player who most certainly won’t compete at that level of play, but I think it’s for the better. After all, it’s the most important event in the competitive Hearthstone, so giving it some extra care is a good thing.
The current meta is not in a BAD state, to be honest. As in, Blizzard doesn’t need to attend to it immediately, because some deck is tearing the meta apart. But there are a few decks that could use a nerf. That’s why we will probably see a patch early next week – before everyone goes on a Christmas break. Otherwise, we would have to wait until after the new year to get any balance changes, which is why the next week seems most likely. Do keep in mind that nothing is officially confirmed and this is just my educated guess – but I don’t think it’s a good idea to leave the meta without any changes until early January.
There will be no balance changes before Worlds.
— Celestalon???????? #ABetterABK???? (@Celestalon) December 14, 2021