Hearthstone Update Brings League of Explorers Game Boards, Card Backs, and Winter Magic

on December 5, 2015 7:50 AM

For those keeping up with the wildly successful PC/mobile card game, Hearthstone, Blizzard published the patch notes of what players can expect in the next update. Specifically, the update brings new game boards (i.e. the area the cards are played) from League of Explorers, a variety of card backs (pictured below), Winter Veil effects to bring out the holiday spirit, and minor tweaks and bug fixes. Check out the full list below:

General

  • Special Winter Veil effects have been added to celebrate the holidays starting December 9th!
  • Savage Roar is now much less savage to the ears.
  • League of Explorers game boards have been added to the rotation in Arena and Play modes.
  • The following card backs have been added:
    • Winter Veil Wreath – Acquired by celebrating Winter Veil in Hearthstone.
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    • Shaman Thrall – Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of December 2015.
      S21_RankedDecember2015_CardBack_500x345.png
    • Love is in the Air – Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of January 2016.
      S22_RankedJanuary2016_CardBack_500x345.png
    • Tauren Thunderbluff – Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of February 2016.
      S23_RankedFebruary2016_CardBack_500x345.png
  • Resolved an issue where playing Unearthed Raptor caused the client to freeze.
  • [Mobile] Addressed an issue where Ranked Play stars were not properly displayed after ending a game.
  • [Mobile] Addressed an issue where opponent’s Battletags were an incorrect font size.
  • [iOS] Crafting legendary minions will no longer cause the game to crash.
  • [iOS] Leaving the Arena rewards screen will no longer cause the game to crash.
  • Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay.
  • Various audio, graphical, and UI issues have been resolved.
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