Undocumented Patch Changes – XP Gain After Each Match, Achievements Are Less “Spoiler-y”

There are some interesting things that were changed in Patch 19.4 that didn’t make it into patch notes. Both of those are really nice QoL changes!

First one is XP gained showing up after each match. Previously you had to either check your XP before every game or use some sort of tracking tool in order to know how much XP you’ve gained per game. Right now it’s plain as day, as the exact number shows on the post-match screen.

The second change is that achievements shouldn’t spoil as much as they did previously, which was especially annoying when it comes to outcome of the Battlegrounds matches. You often got an achievement right when the match started, immediately knowing the result (e.g. you dying) and it wasn’t really fun. While things aren’t perfect yet, it should be better now.


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  1. ErielVasan
    January 22, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Another undocumented change that was a very welcoming surprise were the headless horseman Uther emotes. Yup they finally are unique AND THEY RHYME!

    • Pandamonium
      January 22, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      Honestly can’t believe they would have the stupidity to release incomplete to begin with.

  2. Heartpwn
    January 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    made an account to say this:

    E A T CH ? ?


    • WingedCastaway
      January 22, 2021 at 7:25 am

      Honestly? Making an account just to point out a typo in all caps? This sucks man. The team is writing articles every day of course a typo is going to be there every now and then…

      • Fidgety Troll
        January 22, 2021 at 11:52 am

        also many of them are not native English speakers, or know English as a second language. give them a break.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      January 22, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Lol @ the name.

      And jeez, what would I do without you, I probably would never know how to spell that word if not for your comment. It’s not like it’s an obvious typo, or that I spelled it correctly right there in the post and hundreds of times before and got it wrong once because we had a big launch and 100 different things to post about.

      But thanks for creating an account just to point it out, I fixed it.

  3. Pandamonium
    January 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    The xp indicator is awkward as hell and shows a knee-jerk reaction to some complaints. It should just show the analog xp bar with the number of xp a bit smaller, and maybe a reminder of the number of gold gained at end of level.

  4. Durps
    January 21, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    Really liking that XP pop up thing, showing how much xp u got.

  5. TheArcanist
    January 21, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure they fixed the Achievements interface, it’s not as laggy as it was, at least for me

    • PitLord
      January 21, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Yes, true but they haven’t fixed yet achievements of book of heroes retroactively