Twist Will No Longer Go Down in December, Only in January, New Format In February.

Blizzard just announced some plans regarding the Twist format. Previously, in Patch 28.0 notes, they specified that the format would go down for two months following the current season (December and January). The reception to that info was… not great.

And so, Blizzard announced a change of plans. Although I think that they aren’t what most players would have wanted. The new plan is that the format will still be live in December, following the same format as right now (Wonderful Un’Goro). The Twist will still go down in January, and then launch with a new format in February.

Apparently, Twist was always supposed to have “breaks” to give them more time to think about new formats and experiment, but they didn’t communicate it properly when announcing it.

I don’t know about you, but I still don’t like it. Coming up with ideas for new formats isn’t some rocket science, you don’t need 2 months to think what the next format might be. I could come up with 10 interesting formats/rulesets today. I was really hyped about Twist when it was first announced, but I’m becoming less and less interested.

Anyway, you can check out the official post below:

In the 28.0 Patch Notes, we announced that Twist would be going on hiatus for the December and January seasons, to return for the February season. We’ve seen your disappointment with that announcement, so we’ve decided to update our plans.

We’re pleased to see that Twist has some very passionate fans, and that players are enjoying the current November season (Wonders + Un’Goro). Instead of disabling Twist for December, we’re going to keep the current format going for one more season. Twist will still be taking a break for the January season and returning with a different format in February.

Why have a break at all? We want Twist to be a sandbox-like mode that lets us experiment with new ideas and makes you think about your collection in new ways. It was always intended to be a seasonal mode that would deactivate from time to time, kind of like a giant Tavern Brawl. That break gives us time to learn from prior Twist seasons and prepare for upcoming ones—and we hope it will make Twist more exciting when it returns. We understand now that the announce language was not clear enough in conveying how long those breaks could be. Going forward, we’ll do a better job of sharing our plans for upcoming breaks. For now, we hope that you continue to enjoy the Return to Un’Goro format, and we look forward to sharing the February season with you.



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  1. JoyDivision
    November 20, 2023 at 4:47 am

    I think what is time consuming is to properly implement all those cool ideas for new formats!? If you need to shut down the format completely to do this is another topic, though. 😉