Patch 26.2 Known Issues – More Heroes/Minions Disabled, Rowdy Fan Bug

Update: The list of known issues has been updated. Surprisingly, for a Unity version update the patch is relatively free of any major issues. In the latest update, E.T.C. and Sinrunner Blanchy have been temporarily removed from the Battlegrounds because they were causing problems. Rowdy Fan is also bugged in Constructed, giving 4 attack again instead of the nerfed 3. We’re still waiting for a hotfix that’s supposed to address some of the bugs.

Ahead of Patch 26.2’s launch, Blizzard has already posted a short list of known issues. Those are the problems they are already aware of, but didn’t manage to fix before shipping the patch. The post will 100% grow much longer after the actual patch ships and people start reporting new bugs. We’ll keep this updated and inform you of any hotfix patches.

Two Battlegrounds minions – Monstrous Macaw & Fireworks Fanatic – got temporarily disabled to prevent some bugged interactions they created. They will be brought back to the pool after the issues get resolved in a hotfix.

Additionally, the next Tavern Brawl (starting tomorrow, May 10) will end one day earlier than it’s supposed to because of an issue with the transition into Heroic Brawliseum. In the future, they will try to find another solution for this problem.

Here’s the official post:

Hello all,

Patch 26.2 is launching May 9, kicking off Battlegrounds Season 4 with a massive minion remix! Follow this page for updates on issues we’re tracking this patch.

Patch 26.2 will launch with the following known issues:

  • [Battlegrounds] Monstrous Macaw will be temporarily removed from the minion pool at launch due to a bugged interaction. Macaw will be returned to the minion pool once that interaction has been addressed in an upcoming hotfix patch.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fireworks Fanatic will be removed from the minion pool at launch due to an unintended play pattern outlier. We are still assessing this play pattern and the best solutions to it, so the card may or may not be returned to the minion pool any time soon.
  • [Tavern Brawl] This week’s Tavern Brawl will be ending one day earlier than usual to avoid an issue with the Heroic Tavern Brawl next week. We are working on another solution for this issue for future instances of Heroic Tavern Brawl.

We are also tracking the following additional known issues after patch launch:

  • [Added 5/9] In Battlegrounds, the E.T.C., Band Manager hero has been temporarily removed from the hero pool while we investigate a bug causing crashes.
  • [Added 5/10] In Battlegrounds, Sinrunner Blanchy has been temporarily removed from the minion pool due to an unintended interaction. It’s expected to be returned once that interaction is addressed in an upcoming hotfix.
  • [Added 5/10] The team is aware that Rowdy Fan is currently bugged. That bug is planned to be corrected in an upcoming hotfix.

We’ll continue to update this post as we get more information.



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