Hearthstone Patch 24.4.2 Notes – Server-Side Hotfix with Battlegrounds Balance Changes, Arena Adjustments and Bug Fixes

Patch 24.4.2 is scheduled to roll out today. It’s a server-side hotfix, so you won’t need to download anything. The patch adjusts balance in two formats – Battlegrounds & Arena, as well as fixes certain bugs.

In Battlegrounds, multiple Heroes got their Armor tier upped or lowered, some Quest Rewards also got changed.

In Arena, many Neutral cards were removed from drafts, other made less likely to appear. We also have a ton of of micro-adjustments to classes – top-performing ones will have the appearance rate of their best cards decreased, and vice versa.

On top of that, we have some bug fixes. Most notably, Dew Process will no longer trigger extra time after a player has played a Hero card.

Check out full patch notes below:

Patch 24.4.2 is a server-side hotfix patch scheduled for rollout today that includes the following game updates and bug fixes:

Battlegrounds Updates
Armor Tier Changes
The following heroes now get more Armor:
• Pyramad and The Great Akazamzarak are now Armor Tier 2 (2-5 Armor)
• Sylvanas is now Armor Tier 3 (3-6 Armor)

The following heroes now get less Armor:
• Bru’kan is now Armor Tier 2 (2-5 Armor)
• Chenvalaa and Tavish Stormpike are now Armor Tier 4 (4-7 Armor)

Quest Reward Changes
• Anima Bribe, Evil Twin, and Teal Tiger Sapphire are now slightly easier to earn.
• The Smoking Gun is now slightly harder to earn.

Arena Updates
• Chef Nomi, Spiritsinger Umbra, Magtheridon, Ozruk, The Voraxx, Rend Blackhand, King Togwaggle, and The Darkness can no longer be drafted.
• Sire Denathrius, Ysera the Dreamer, Alexstrasza, and Deathwing the Destroyer will now appear less frequently in all drafts.
• Certain neutral cards will now appear less frequently in classes they have low synergy with.
• Card offering adjustments were made to make over-performing cards in Demon Hunter, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, and Warlock appear less frequently.
• Several card offering adjustments were made to give Druid and Warrior better average draft offerings.

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements
• [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Dew Process would trigger extra times after a Hero Card was played.
• [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Defense Attorney Nathanos would inherit the status of the Discovered Deathrattle minion (such as if the minion was Silenced before it died).
• [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Contract Conjurer’s cost reduction was not counting only Secrets in the Secret Zone.
• [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Murder Accusation would also trigger based on the enemy weapon being destroyed.
• [Various Modes] Fixed a bug with certain modes like Duels and Arena where players could get repeatedly matched against the same opponent more frequently than intended.



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