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Patch is a Hearthstone patch released on November 10, 2023. It's a minor patch, containing Battlegrounds card changes and Arena bans.

A hotfix for this patch, 28.0.2, was released on November 17, 2023.

Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 28.0.1 is a server-side hotfix patch rolling out now with the following updates:

Battlegrounds Updates

The following heroes are now banned from the following Anomalies:

  •  Anomalous Twin: Rakanishu, King Mukla
  •  Anomalous Bribe: Sneed, E.T.C. Band Manager, Chenvaala
  •  What Are the Odds?: Patches the Pirate, Cap'n Hoggarr, Dinotamer Brann, Rock Master Voone, Ysera
  •  How to Even??: Millificent Manastorm, C'Thun, Ragnaros the Firelord, Overlord Saurfang, Onyxia, Millhouse Manastorm, Lich Baz'hial
    • This Anomaly also will not appear in games with Mechs
  •  Deep Blue Sooner: Kael'thas Sunstrider, Cariel Roame, Captain Hooktusk, Al'Akir, George the Fallen, Chenvaala, Alexstrasza, Lord Jaraxxus
    • This Anomaly also will not appear in games with Demons or Dragons
  •  Valuation Inflation: Infinite Toki, Y'Shaarj, Galakrond, Guff Runetotem, Queen Azshara, Lady Vashj, Aranna Starseeker

Arena Updates

The following cards have been banned from Arena deck drafting:

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

28.0.2 Patch Notes[edit | edit source]

Patch 28.0.2 is a server-side patch rolling out today with the following updates and bug fixes:

Hearthstone Updates

Dev Comment: It's been a fun few days since the launch of Showdown in the Badlands. We've heard a lot of yeehaws, but we've also seen one clear sentiment outlier for players: there's a snake in their boots! It's still early, so we're not at our balance window for the set yet, but we know we want to adjust this negative play experience regardless of where the power lands, so we've decided to do a temporary adjustment now, ahead of our scheduled balance patch, coming soon.

However, there are limits to what we can do a server-side hotfix. First, we can only adjust the “big numbers” like stats and cost. Stats are not the problem on this card, so we're increasing the cost here. This is NOT the change we plan to eventually land on. When we get to our balance patch, our plan is to revert this mana cost change and make a different adjustment that still meets our goals, but is more cohesive with the set overall. Second, server-side adjustments mean that cards have different versions between the client and the server. That means the card will appear as it currently does in places like your Collection, but then will have the red “adjusted stats” when you try to play it in-game. We know this will cause some confusion—which is part of why we don't often make balance changes in server patches—but we think it's worth it for the overall enjoyment of the launch period. Finally, we'll do things like dust refunds with that balance patch, so keep that in mind when making your collection decisions.

 The Azerite Snake (the Warlock Excavate Treasure)

  • Old: 4 Mana
  • New: 6 Mana

 Magister Dawngrasp

  • Temporarily banned in all Modes.

Dev Comment: We found a bug with Magister Dawngrasp's hero power that is causing disconnects. The problem is particularly bad because it's a hero power, so it can cause a disconnect every turn. We have a fix coming, but it requires a different type of patch, so we're temporarily banning Dawngrasp until we can get that bug fix in. Battlegrounds Updates

The following Anomalies will now appear more frequently:

The following Anomalies will now appear less frequently:

The following Anomalies have been removed from the Anomaly pool:

The following bans will now apply to the following Anomalies:

Arena Updates

Draft appearance rates were reduced for several cards in Death Knight and Warrior. Draft appearance rates were increased for several cards in Rogue, Warlock, and Priest. Additionally, the following cards have been banned from drafting:

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements