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Hearthstone Patch 9.2 Now Available

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The big patch we were all expecting is finally live! It contains the removal of arena synergies, the new game mechanics update and the Hallow's End seasonal event.

Firsly, the patch includes the changes to the sequence of triggers, which we have covered extensively in a separate article. A notable change is the removal of Arena synergy picks. That's not all, though: Vicious Fledgling will no longer appear in Arena, while appearance rate adjustments have been made to some cards.

The patch also brings Nemsy Necrofizzle, the new Warlock hero, to the Hearthstone client. She is already available from October 17 and we will cover more about her in a next article!

The October 2017 (Unholy Horror Knights) and November 2017 (Gone Fishing) Ranked Play Season card backs have been added to the client and you can view them below:

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The more exciting part of this patch is Hallow's End! This seasonal event will run for two weeks, from October 24 until November 6. According to Hearthpwn, during its first week we will get a free Whispers of the Old Gods pack and an Arena ticket. During its second week, we will get a free Knights of the Frozen Throne and an Arena ticket.

The main hero portraits will have unique costumes (make sure to check them out on the Hearthpwn article linked above).  There will be a special Tavern Brawl with unique cards on the week of October 24. Moreover, during Hallow's End the Arena will have a dual class mode. You will choose a hero and then you will choose a hero power from a second hero. Then, you will be able to draft class cards from both heroes, as well as neutral cards. Bear in mind that any Arena run you have in progress will be automatically retired on October 24. You will receive rewards based on the number of your wins and a free Arena ticket.

Lastly, Patch 9.2 contains various bug fixes. You can read the patch notes here.

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5 hours ago, Zadina said:

Bear in mind that any Arena run you have in progress will be automatically retired on October 24.

Is this the first time Blizzard has automatically retired Arena runs?

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5 hours ago, Mascaron said:

Is this the first time Blizzard has automatically retired Arena runs?

i think so, yes. I guess they learned from the standard - wild change catastrophe

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I am glad they do something about arena, but IMO they have a lot of work to do.

At the moment arena is quite close to be unplayable. Luck in the drafting process was always important, but nowadays it seems to be the only thing that matters.

Getting a Frost Lich Jaina e.g. is in 95% a free win (if you are not at something like 5 hp with a big enemy board against you)

Generally speaken the Deathknights are way too powerful for arena.

There are synergies in Hearthstone that haven't been there let's say one or two years earlier. If you are lucky in the draft-process you win a lot of games.

If you are not lucky and encounter decks that have these synergies it doesn't realy matter how good you play. You just loose.

I played arena quite a lot arena earlier on, but in the last 2 month I played it rarely.

 

On top of the ever increasing dependency on luck you seem to get way more often a useless card as reward as before - making it even more difficult to get a reward that is worth 150 gold.

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Anyone else experiencing the inability to play on Mobile? I updated the game on my phone and it wouldn't start. I then deleted the game and reinstalled it...still won't open past the initial screen.

 

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11 hours ago, Tupi said:

Anyone else experiencing the inability to play on Mobile? I updated the game on my phone and it wouldn't start. I then deleted the game and reinstalled it...still won't open past the initial screen.

 

The update went smoothly on my iphone 5s.

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On 10/18/2017 at 2:57 PM, Tupi said:

Anyone else experiencing the inability to play on Mobile? I updated the game on my phone and it wouldn't start. I then deleted the game and reinstalled it...still won't open past the initial screen.

 

Have you tried Blizzard's tech support at all?

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16 hours ago, Tupi said:

It started working the next day. Thanks.

Glad you got it fixed :)

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