Hearthstone‘s newest expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble, is less than a month away from its December 4th release and Team 5 put out an update today which makes new eponymous Shaman hero King Rastakhan available through the Rastakhan’s Rumble pre-purchase bundle and introduces new Classic cards that should be helpful to new players:
From the official Hearthstone press release:
In this update we’re preparing the Tavern for the arrival of that monarch of the melee, King Rastakhan, and his riotous rabble of rowdy retainers in Rastakhan’s Rumble! We’ve also got gifts for our friends, new Classic cards, download improvements, bug fixes, and more!
Read on for details!
Pre-Purchase Rastakhan’s Rumble!
Pre-purchase one or both bundles and make sure your team is ready to throw down when Rastakhan’s Rumble releases starting December 4!
King Rastakhan won’t just be hosting the Rumble, he’ll be brawling with the best of them! When you pre-purchase this bundle, you’ll get 50 Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs, the Ready to Rumble card back, AND the new Shaman Hero: King Rastakhan!
For more budget-minded brawlers, this bundle offers 17 Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs and the Ready to Rumble card back.
100 Million Players
There are more guests in the Tavern than ever before, but there’s always room for more!
Join us by logging into Hearthstone from November 7 through November 11, play with friends, and be gifted with tokens of our appreciation!
- Get SIX The Boomsday Project card packs just for logging in.
- Celebrate the Players Quests. Everyone who logs in will receive a quest to play against a friend in any mode for 100 gold. This quest is repeatable up to five times for a total of 500 gold!
- Unlike Challenge a Friend, only players with this quest in their log will receive the gold, so make sure you log in and get the quest!
New Classic Cards
The following cards can now be crafted or opened in Classic card packs:
- Tome of Intellect
- Call of the Void
Added the following card backs:
- Ready to Rumble – Acquired from a Rastakhan’s Rumble pre-purchase bundle.
- Frostwolf – Acquired from winning fives games in Ranked Play, December 2018.
- Good Cheer – Acquired from a special promotion.
- The Third War – Acquired from the Warcraft III: Reforged promotion.
Download Improvements – We’ve continued making improvements to the mobile Hearthstone app.
- The option to download via cellular data is no longer saved between sessions. You’ll be prompted to provide permission when new data needs to be downloaded.
- To improve performance, downloads are now paused while in a match.
- Phones now use lighter weight card art to reduce app size.
Gameplay Improvements & Bug Fixes
- Small-Time Buccaneer now correctly gains +2 Attack if its stats were swapped by Void Ripper.
- Deathrattles on replaced weapons now trigger at the same time as minions in play are destroyed, so Powermace will no longer “save” minions destroyed by Blood Razor’s Battlecry.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when Lesser Jasper Spellstone and Bomb were drawn by Ultimate Infestation.
- Reduced the delay on reactivating Deathstalker Rexxar’s Build-a-Beast when Coldarra Drake or Garrison Commander are in play.
- Fixed an issue with Valeera the Hollow’s Shadow Reflection sometimes playing its audio cue twice.
- Fixed an issue where canceling matchmaking could result in a fatal error and failure to connect to a game you would otherwise have been matched to.
- The season reward chest in the quest log now correctly displays the highest rank achieved, rather than current rank.
- When searching for Wild cards while building Standard decks in the collection manager, the message now reads “Results found in Wild Sets”.
- Fixed an issue that could cause returning players to become “stuck” at Finding an Opponent.
- Fixed an issue with the in-game Shop scaling on high resolution monitors.
- Fixed various visual issues with Deck Recipes, the Friend List, and New Player Ranks.
- [Mobile] Fixed issues with cards created by Fal’dorei Strider and Deck of Wonders appearing offscreen on some mobile devices.
- [Android] Hearthstone now displays correctly on OnePlus6 devices.
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