Patch 22.2 Will Release On January 25, Patch Notes on January 20, Battlegrounds and Duels Card Reveals Starting Next Week

If you’re still waiting for the patch, I have some sad news for you. Apparently, it’s NOT coming next week – Patch 22.2 will drop on January 25, so the week after. It’s really late for X.2 patch, I honestly would expect a mini-set to drop around that time (late January / early February), but I guess that we’ll have to wait for that even longer.

The good news is that the patch is going to be big and we’ll get to know all the changes a while before the actual release. On top of a “HUGE Battlegrounds update”, the patch will contain balance changes for Standard and Wild, new Mercs, and a huge Duels update.

Starting January 18, we will get a short Battlegrounds and Duels reveal season. Yeah, that’s a first – so far only Constructed cards were revealed, and Battlegrounds & Duels cards have all dropped with patch notes. It’s going to be interesting.

Then, on January 20, patch notes will drop. We should probably get all the reveals by then + we will learn about any potential Constructed changes. On the same day, we’ll get a Battlegrounds invitational event (featuring Kripp, RDU, Slysssa, Dog and more) showcasing the new, big update.

And finally, the patch itself will be released on January 25. It’s a long wait, but at least the next week will be busy with all the news and Battlegrounds card reveals!

And here’s the Battlegrounds reveal schedule (+special Duels reveal from RegisKillbin):

he next major Hearthstone patch includes a HUGE, free Battlegrounds update! To celebrate, we’re kicking off our first ever Battlegrounds reveal week. Join our Hearthstone creators next week, starting on January 18, as they unveil an all-new mechanic and tons of new content that will change the game for every single Hero!

January 18

January 19

Then, watch live as 8 top Battlegrounds players, each with a buddy to co-pilot, go head-to-head in a special for-fun preview of the new patch! On January 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT, watch any of the following channels to see what every buddy’s talking about:

Also, don’t miss a very special Duels reveal by RegisKillbin on YouTube at 7:00 a.m. PT on January 20!


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  1. H0lysatan
    January 14, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    What they mean to say is,
    “we’re sorry we have to postponed balance patch to Standard (especially Rogues) and Wild as well as fixes to the AV achievements as far as 25th. Because we’re an smol indie company and couldn’t afford to make a fast small patch like X.1.2 regarding these issues.”

    Yeah. Pretty much something like that.
    Also, I would like to have a say in this, so please just ban the Hunter QL & Mage’s Ignite like they did with Warlock’s QL.

    • TardisGreen
      January 15, 2022 at 5:10 am

      If they did that, cry babies like you would just find something else to cry about. Spoiled little brat.

      • H0lysatan
        January 15, 2022 at 5:45 am

        Awww, what’s wrong? I guess I hit you right in your sack eh, since you’re unable to play other classes in the Wild except cheap Odd Hunter deck and Ignite Mage?

        Anyway, say what you want. I already waste enough time replying this toxic post. SMH

        • Junehearth
          January 15, 2022 at 5:47 am

          why are you always just whining all the time?

          • Css09
            January 15, 2022 at 12:18 pm

            She whines on multiple forums constantly. Just ignore her and move on.

          • H0lysatan
            January 15, 2022 at 1:18 pm

            why do you care? It’s not like my post hurt your feeling? or did it?
            I can talk about anything. Doesn’t matter if you like it or not.

            • Junehearth
              January 16, 2022 at 3:51 am

              God, you talk like such a baby. Just stop crying. Everyone here is getting annoyed by your constant whining.

              • H0lysatan
                January 16, 2022 at 6:04 pm

                Even your god can’t stop me from posting. What CAN you do. bwhahaha

          • Kingsman
            January 17, 2022 at 4:35 am

            He’s correct though. The problems has exist too long. It’s not really whining if what he just did was saying plain facts. Besides, I’m more inclined to believe some of you guys are just fanboys whose blind everytime Blizzard make a mess.

            • Junehearth
              January 17, 2022 at 8:15 am

              Don’t make false presumptions. Plus you can see comments history from a person’s profile. No one here is a fanboy. Person in question is just utter toxic.

              • Kingsman
                January 17, 2022 at 6:19 pm

                You know what, you can’t even differentiate between plain critics and toxic, can’t you?
                He’s just stating facts. I’m not trying to defend him, but judging from his reply, he doesn’t attack anyone at all, only when provoked like you did.

                So maybe you need to judge yourself, is that the right thing to do, calling people a whiner online a good thing huh? Again, I’m not trying to defend him. He probably able to defend himself.

                • H0lysatan
                  January 17, 2022 at 6:55 pm

                  Wow, this happened. I think I owe admins some sort of apologies for starting this.

                  And btw, Just forget about this guy and move on. Besides if you do what he said and look at his comments, you probably notice how easily he mocked others. Pretty much tells you what kind of person he is.

                  • Junehearth
                    January 17, 2022 at 7:06 pm

                    what kind of person are you exactly? multiple people are against you for your such repetitive behaviour. just see the replies.

                  • Kingsman
                    January 17, 2022 at 8:01 pm

                    I guess you’re right. It’s a complete waste of time.

                • Junehearth
                  January 17, 2022 at 7:04 pm

                  Seems you never checked anyone’s comments history here. If you had checked, you would know that everyone here was just against an everyday whiner. But you have the notion that its an isolated incident.

              • Kingsman
                January 17, 2022 at 6:37 pm

                And LMAO, “No one here is a fanboy” is exactly what a fanboy would say.

        • TardisGreen
          January 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm

          Toxic? Look in the Mirror, fool.

    • Nightcrawler
      January 15, 2022 at 9:17 am

      I can’t understand this oh quest hunter oh ignite mage thing…
      1. ignite mage is rare lately I think
      2. there are pirate warrior, overload shaman, even or giant warlock, and all of them can beat hunter and ignite mage xD

      • H0lysatan
        January 15, 2022 at 1:16 pm

        I still not fond of deck who utilize cheating mana. And Hunter QL & Ignite Mage is one of those perpetrator. And everyone have their own opinion, so do you.

    • Kingsman
      January 17, 2022 at 4:24 am

      Well, it’s kinda funny seeing you got attacked by Bliz-fan-boys for stupid nonsense like “whining”. I’m one of the people (I don’t know if it’s just me) that actually agree with your point.

      Blizzard should’ve prioritize quick fix over huge patch. If the problem really bad, like bugs and breaking mechanic, it’s supposed to be fixed within days, a week at the most. Especially if the bug is easily fixed by changing 1 or 2 lines of coding.

      And don’t worry mate, it’s not really a “whining” as these people said because you truly hit the nails. Wild had enough with deck that can cheat near unlimited damage in one turn. Keep these comments up mate, I like it so far.

  2. 87felipe
    January 14, 2022 at 4:16 pm

    They could fix that strange bug on Edwin skin.
    When I choose it, it shows a Jaina skin on my deck list.

  3. Metalbr
    January 14, 2022 at 2:53 pm


  4. MimirOfTheBifrostTeats
    January 14, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    What do they mean by “free Battlegrounds update”?