The 18.6 Patch brings the introduction of a new collection-based game mode: Hearthstone Duels, pre-purchase for Hearthstone’s newest expansion Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, Battlegrounds updates, game improvements, and more!
Duels Early Access, Now Live
We’re pleased to announce Hearthstone Duels, a new collection-based game mode that mixes Dungeon Run fun with the excitement of head-to-head competition! Pre-purchase either Madness at the Darkmoon Faire bundle to instantly get early access to Duels along with a special Legendary Quest chain that rewards 6 Scholomance Academy Packs! Pre-purchase for Madness at the Darkmoon Faire will go live with the 18.6 patch at ~10:00 a.m. PT on 10/22. Read the Duels announcement blog to learn more.
The Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Mega Bundle includes Duels: Early Access*, 80 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs, 5 Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire packs, one random Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Golden Legendary card, the N’Zoth Warlock Hero, the N’Zoth card back, and Battlegrounds perks**!
The Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Bundle includes Duels: Early Access*, 45 Madness as the Darkmoon Faire card packs, one random Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary card, and the N’Zoth card back!
*Early access obtained through pre-purchase is available between October 22, 2020 and November 11, 2020. Duels game mode is accessible after reaching level 10 with all hero classes in-game. **Battlegrounds Perks are available upon purchase and expire at the end of the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion cycle.
Zephrys, The Great
Players with Battlegrounds Perks will have early access to Zephrys, The Great before the Hero is formally released on November 5.
Battlegrounds Parties Adjustments
We’re making small adjustments to Battlegrounds Parties during matchmaking and in post-game rating updates to address the potential advantages that come with queueing as a group.
Standard Balance Updates
Evocation and Astromancer Solarian will be eligible for a full dust refund for 2 weeks after the 18.6 patch goes live.
Game Improvements & Miscellaneous Updates
Log in for Silas Darkmoon for Free
Meet Silas Darkmoon, the Darkmoon Faire’s founder and lead showman. Log into Hearthstone after the 18.6 patch goes lives to receive the Silas Darkmoon Legendary minion for free, available to play immediately! Round and round they go, where they’ll stop, nobody knows! Limited one per account.
Arena Rotation Coming
When Madness at the Darkmoon Faire launches, the Arena will include cards from the following sets: