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Open Beta Hotfix Patch Notes: Apr 12

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Tuning changes for Heroes 2.0 continue and Blizzard released a new patch for the beta with hotfixes, addressing the rarity of mounts, heroes and announcers.

Heroes 2.0 launch is scheduled for April 25, 2017. The schedule states there will be a launch event on April 18.

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General

Item Rarity Changes

  • Updated the following items from Rare to Epic:
    • Brown Dire Wolf Mount
    • Dire Wolf Mount
    • Horde Dire Wolf Mount
  • Updated the following items from Epic to Legendary:
    • Kael’thas Hero
    • Tracer Hero
    • Azure Nimbus Cloud Mount
    • Jade Nimbus Cloud Mount
    • Nimbus Cloud Mount
    • Abathur Announcer
    • Brightwing Announcer
    • Murky Announcer
  • Updated the following items from Epic to Rare:
    • Saddled Battle Beast Mount
    • Tan Saddled Battle Beast Mount
    • Teal Saddled Battle Beast Mount

Loot Chests

  • The gold cost to re-roll Epic Loot Chests has been increased to better capture the value of those chests. 

Hero Levels

  • The amounts of XP required to reach Hero levels 2 and 3 have been reduced.

Bug Fixes

User Interface

  • Collection: Item counts will now update correctly when using the dropdown menus at the top of category pages in the Collection.
  • Emojis: Fixed an issue that could cause individual Emojis to appear unavailable in the picker despite having already unlocked that Emoji pack.
  • Emojis: The Emoji picker will no longer appear behind the Cancel Search button when queued for matchmaking.
  • Emojis: Expanding the Chat window will no longer cause the Emoji Picker to display a blank space near the bottom of the Emoji list.
  • Loadout: Announcers, Banners, Sprays, and Voice Lines set via Loadouts during Draft Mode will now be correctly equipped in-game.

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Where are you getting the information that the release date for 2.0 was moved up a week?  Blizz twitter still says 25th... The timeline says we'll get details about the launch event the 18th, but I don't think the release date has been changed. 

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5 minutes ago, Estelise said:

Where are you getting the information that the release date for 2.0 was moved up a week?  Blizz twitter still says 25th... The timeline says we'll get details about the launch event the 18th, but I don't think the release date has been changed. 

Thanks I've got it confused with the launch event! Updated the main post.

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So basically they nerfed gold, made some minor changes to the quality of stuff. Oh, the hurt :)

AND they reduced xp for lvl 2 and 3! Extremely useful when all your heroes are 5+, like many of us have.

Looking forward to 2.0! As a totally free-to-play player, getting ANY skin for free is awesome :D

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14 minutes ago, Skyewalker said:

AND they reduced xp for lvl 2 and 3! Extremely useful when all your heroes are 5+, like many of us have.

Not sure if you are sarcastic or not. If you are, having the amount of required XP lowered results in you getting more levels with higher-level heroes, and also makes levelling new heroes easier.

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1 hour ago, positiv2 said:

Not sure if you are sarcastic or not. If you are, having the amount of required XP lowered results in you getting more levels with higher-level heroes, and also makes levelling new heroes easier.

wasn't really sarcastic (because it's great for getting more lvls and it makes it easier for new players to lvl up and get more chests), but I missed your perspective on the xp obviously translating into more xp on higher-lvl heroes. Hadn't thought of that, thanks! (no sarcasm)

 

just for you:

"playing a rogue in Hearthstone requires skill! It's not like you stack your deck with duplicate cards and cards that let you play them multiple times to win. Crystal Core? Never heard of it."

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On 4/14/2017 at 0:12 PM, Laragon said:

By the way coins are continuing to be devalued, I better make sure to spend them all before the release.

How so? What are we gonna use gold for aside buying Heroes?

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29 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

How so? What are we gonna use gold for aside buying Heroes?

Loot box rerolls, but I don't think I'm playing that lottery often.

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9 hours ago, Sawzorthn said:

Loot box rerolls, but I don't think I'm playing that lottery often.

But isn't that just defeating the purpose of loot boxes (thinking of Loot Crate)? Why not just take what you get, and play heroes. It's not about the skins or stuff from the boxes... (also thinking of smite reddit threads just whining about loot boxes and how they didn't get what they want)

 

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9 hours ago, MurkyFelix said:

But isn't that just defeating the purpose of loot boxes (thinking of Loot Crate)? Why not just take what you get, and play heroes. It's not about the skins or stuff from the boxes... (also thinking of smite reddit threads just whining about loot boxes and how they didn't get what they want)

It's a gold sink for players that have every hero and have all master skins (or at least the ones they care about). It's a way to keep the richest (gold-wise) players a bit more happy, while also not alienating the rest of playerbase.

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6 hours ago, Oreo said:

Actually heroes wont be released 25th april, just details about it.

There's a launch event on April 25. NA will get it the same day, EU likely one day after and CN on Apr 27.

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On 4/22/2017 at 9:06 AM, Oreo said:

you might be right, I just blizz is very sneaky last weeks. :D So you never know. :)

Exactly! You never know :D We might get an actual un-tested release!

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