Patch 12.2.0.26996

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Patch12.2.0.26996
"The Boomsday Project"
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Ann. date:October 2, 2018
Release date:October 2, 2018
Version:12.2.0
Build:26996
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Patch 12.2.0.26996 is a Hearthstone patch released October 2, 2018. A medium patch adding The Hallow's End event, new player ranks, new daily quests, and the new keyword Casts When Drawn.

Patch notes[edit | edit source]

In this Hearthstone update we’re decorating the Tavern for a spooky Hallow’s End event that includes a special guest: the new Paladin Hero Sir Annoy-o! We’re also adding New Player Ranks, giving the Welcome Bundle a facelift, adding new Daily Quests, fixing some bugs, and more. Read on for details!

Hallow's End Returns![edit | edit source]

  • The Headless Horseman returns with a Hallow's End celebration that's trickier and treatier than ever!
  • Witches Cauldron (Spooky...AND FREE!)
  • Hallow's End begins October 17 and lasts through October 31.
  • Get a free golden Witch's Cauldron card just for logging in during the event!
  • There'll be decorations and special Hallow's End emotes.
  • Special Dual Class Arena
  • Hallow's End marks the arrival of a friendly new Paladin Hero who will be available for purchase as a part of a special deal!

New Player Ranks[edit | edit source]

  • For newcomers to the Hearthstone Tavern, we added New Player Ranks to ease you into the fray.
  • New Ranks from Rank 50 to 26 for new players only.
  • New players can earn a total of 22 free packs just by ranking up in New Player Ranks, so it's a great time to introduce a friend to Hearthstone!
    • Earn 3 free Classic card packs by reaching milestones at Rank 45, 40, 35, and 30. Upon graduating up to Rank 25, earn 2 Classic card packs, and 2 packs each of the most recent four Hearthstone expansions.
  • There's no loss of stars for losing a match while in New Player Ranks.
  • New Player Ranks earn end of season rewards (the same rewards as reaching Rank 25).
  • Players can skip the New Player Ranks (but they'll miss out on milestone card pack rewards!)
  • Players in the New Player Experience are unable to craft the Whizbang the Wonderful card until they reach Rank 25 or manually exit the New Player Experience.
  • New players can unlock Wild Format and Casual mode by reaching Rank 25. As before, Tavern Brawls unlock after achieving Level 20 with any Class.

Welcome Bundle Refresh[edit | edit source]

  • This roaring deal includes 10 Classic card packs, and one of six Legendary dragons from the Classic set (instead of a random Class legendary).
  • Even if you purchased a Welcome Bundle in the past, you can still purchase this one!

New Daily Quests[edit | edit source]

  • "Spells are Fun!" Cast 40 spells. Reward: 60 gold.
  • "Draw!" Draw 20 cards. Reward: 50 gold.
  • "Full Northshire" Draw 30 cards. Reward: 60 gold.
  • "Are We There Yeti?" Take 20 turns. Reward: 50 gold.
  • "Time Warp Again" Take 30 turns. Reward: 60 gold.

New Keyword: Casts When Drawn[edit | edit source]

Fireside Gatherings[edit | edit source]

  • Innkeepers will now be able to select one additional Fireside Brawl from a curated library of brawls to offer their patrons during their Fireside Gathering events!

Card backs[edit | edit source]

  • Moonwell: Acquired from winning five games in Ranked Play, November 2018.
  • Blizzard Events 2018: Acquired by participating in Blizzard events during 2018.

Game Improvements and Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • The animation when drawing multiple cards will now speed up after the first three cards are drawn.
  • Resolved a disconnect that could occur when attempting to play cards while Myra's Unstable Element is drawing a player's deck.
  • Fixed an issue where Countess Ashmore would sometimes draw fewer than the maximum number of cards possible.
  • Earth Shock will no longer sometimes deal damage to the target minion's buffed Health total.
  • Celestial Emissary's effect will now be consumed by cards cast by minions in addition to cards played from hand.
  • Sideshow Spelleater will no longer sometimes cause a player's Hero Power to remain inactive.
  • Certain minions are no longer revealed in the history when they are affected by cards that target minions in hand.
  • A skull will no longer appear over a player's Hero portrait when dealing damage with a weapon that makes the Hero Immune.
  • Minion summoning Deathrattles triggered by non-death effects will now more consistently place those minions to their immediate right.
  • A spell attempting to target Lynessa Sunsorrow will now correctly return to hand when she is affected by a previously cast Shadowstep.
  • Flobbidinous Floop's tooltip text now correctly details his ability.
  • Using the Rogue Hero Power now correctly triggers Orgrimmar Aspirant's Inspire ability.
  • Fixed several issues where stats or keywords were incorrectly applied by Magnetic minions.
  • Mountain Giant's mana cost will now correctly increase when its owner plays a spell and it is counterspelled.
  • Hero experience is now displayed correctly after playing a game with a deck created by Whizbang the Wonderful.
  • Certain “While Damaged” abilities will now correctly activate from damage caused by Explosive Trap.
  • Unexpected Results now displays the correct information when affected by Prophet Velen.
  • The Darkness now gains Echo from Glinda Crowskin!
  • The Darkness no longer advances Jungle Giants when summoned.
  • Choose One minions that transform will now properly receive Echo from Glinda Crowskin.
  • Lifesteal provided by Zilliax now correctly applies to damage dealt by Deathrattle effects.
  • Puzzle Lab: Fixed an issue that could cause the Restart button to become stuck.
  • Puzzle Lab: Fixed an issue that could cause a crash.
  • Karazhan: The Magic Mirror no longer uses the Heroic Mode version of its Hero Power in the Normal and Class Challenge versions.
  • Naxxramas: Instructor Razuvious' Massive Runeblade weapon now correctly deals double damage to Heroes.
  • Fixed several UI, animation, and effects visual issues.