Transfer Student, Missile Launcher, and Spreading Plague Hotfix

Three cards were bugged following the last patch, and Blizzard is now deploying a server-side hotfix (which means that you don’t need to download anything). Transfer Student didn’t work on the new Scholomance game board (it’s supposed to give a random Dual Class card, but those aren’t out yet). Magnetizing Missile Launcher onto Venomizer sometimes caused the game to freeze, while casting Spreading Plague caused disconnects. All of those bugs should be fixed.

Good morning everyone,

We’re currently deploying a hotfix that will address the following issues introduced with the 18.0 patch:

  • On the new Scholomance Academy board, Transfer Student’s Battlecry will now add a random class card to your hand. This effect will revert to adding a random Dual-Class card to your hand when the expansion unlocks on August 6.
  • Magnetizing Missile Launcher and Venomizer will no longer cause the game to freeze.
  • Casting Spreading Plague will no longer cause disconnects.

All these fixes will take place on the server side, so you will not have to download anything if you’ve updated to 18.0.


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  1. PitLord
    August 2, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Trasfer student give you a random card class, it’s basically like blink fox of rogue at the moment

  2. SupHypUlt
    July 31, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    had experienced that spreading plague bug. At first I thought why the plague only summoned one scarab when I had four minions. The game took like more than 20 seconds (the game looked ok that period) to prompt a disconnect.

  3. Raymoney
    July 31, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    They seem to be quicker with the responce.

    Not listening costs more.

    And listening is worth more.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 31, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Definitely, and let’s hope that trend continues 🙂

  4. Kethcup
    July 31, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    “while casting Spreading Plague caused disconnects.”

    I don’t think that was a bug. I think it was 6 or 7 bugs. And some supremely pissed off opponents.