Blizzard Entertainment deployed Hearthstone patch 5.2 introducing the new Recruit-A-Friend Hero reward: Morgl the Oracle. Thrall is replaced by the murloc hero. In addition, several changes has been made to cards and UI elements.
In this update Recruit A Friend has come to Hearthstone!Recruit a pal and you’ll convince Morgl the Oracle, the wise Murloc Shaman, to join your roster of Heroes. We also added a new card back, made a few visual improvements, and fixed some bugs!
Read on for the details!
Recruit A Friend is here!
Invite friends to play Hearthstone and gain cool rewards!
Pick up the new Shaman hero, Morgl The Oracle, when your first recruit achieves 20 combined levels across all classes.
Earn free Classic card packs for up to four more recruits!
ALL your recruits can earn a free Classic pack!
New icons make it easier for spectators to figure out which game mode you are playing.
Golden Priest, Rogue, and Neutral cards are now easier to tell apart.
Golden Hero Powers are now displayed correctly in the Arena.
Tinyfin Beach – Get this card back by achieving Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of July.
Silithid Swarmer is now a Beast.
Khadgar’s portrait now has a drop shadow.
The Collection Manager now more accurately displays new cards.
The experience bar will no longer fill up after winning a game at max level.
Wild card rarity now displays properly when viewing flavor text.
Golden C’Thun’s buff animation is now gold, gold, GOLD!
Players should no longer appear as UNKNOWN after reconnecting.
[iOS] Hearthstone will no longer crash when the device is in a certain orientation when the game is launched.
[Android] Taking Fatigue damage after running out of cards will no longer result in a crash on Samsung Galaxy S7 devices using Snapdragon CPUs.
[Mobile] Fixed an issue that could prevent interaction with Heroes and Hero Powers on mobile devices.
[Mobile] You should no longer crash when clicking on the Social button to bring up the friends list on phones.
This Hearthstone patch prepares the Tavern for the arrival of Whispers of the Gods! This patch also paves the way for a new way to play Hearthstone and introduces adjustments to key Basic and Classic cards. Along with bug fixes, we’ve also added new card backs and Tavern Brawls.
Do you hear them? Whispers of the Old Gods expansion will arrive on April 26! You can purchase Whispers of the Old Gods card packs from the in-game shop and play them beginning April 26.
As of April 26, the Year of the Kraken will begin, bringing with it Standard and Wild formats. Check out the A New Way to Play blog at www.PlayHearthstone.com for more info.
Friendly Challenge menu has been updated. Starting April 26, you can challenge friends to Standard, Wild, or Tavern Brawl games.
Collection Manager’s Set Filter has been updated.
Some Deck Recipes have been updated for Whispers of the Old Gods. See what we’ve cooked up!
The following card backs have been added:
Shadowmoon Valley: Obtained by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of May.
Zul’Drak: Obtained by reaching Rank Play mode during the month of June.
Halfhill: Obtained by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of July.
The guaranteed pack from Arena Runs will now always be from the most recently released expansion. Additionally, you are slightly more likely to receive a second card pack from a different Standard set.
The “Sorry” emote has been replaced with a new “Wow” emote. Wow!
The following cards have changed. For full details regarding these changes, please read the Keeping Hearthstone Fresh blog at www.playhearthstone.com:
Ancient of Lore — now draws 1 card instead of 2.
Force of Nature — Mana cost decreased from 6 to 5. Treants no longer have Charge and no longer die at the end of the turn.
Keeper of the Grove — Health reduced from 4 to 2.
Ironbeak Owl — Mana cost increased from 2 to 3.
Big Game Hunter — Mana cost increased from 3 to 5.
Hunter’s Mark — Mana cost increased from 0 to 1.
Blade Flurry — Mana cost increased from 2 to 4 and only affects Minions.
Knife Juggler — Attack reduced from 3 to 2.
Leper Gnome — Attack reduced from 2 to 1.
Arcane Golem — Health increased from 2 to 4, no longer has Charge.
Molten Giant — Mana cost increased from 20 to 25.
Master of Disguise — Stealth granted by this card now only lasts until the start of the next turn.
Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay such as:
Stampeding Kodo’s ability will no longer target the same minion twice if triggered by Brann Bronzebeard.
Gladiator’s Longbow will prevent damage caused by Explosive Trap.
Quests to obtain Old Murk-Eye and Captain’s Parrot have been disabled, as those cards are only available in Wild mode. These cards can be crafted with the release of Whispers of the Old Gods.
Added improved visual effects to certain Classic cards.