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Post by Eorl @ 02:16pm 14/01/14 | 5 Comments
Blizzard's has announced that their currently closed beta trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be receiving its final balance update later today to a handful of cards ahead of moving into open beta.

The cards that will be impacted by the patch are Unleash the Hounds, Sylvanas Windrunner, Blood Imp, Defender of Argus, Pyroblast, Dark Iron Dwarf, Abusive Sergeant, Warsong Commander, Charge and Novice Engineer.

"Thank you so much for continuing to play, test, and give feedback on Hearthstone as the closed beta testing phase begins to draw to a close," community manager Takralus wrote on the official forum.
"We are monitoring card balance over time, and without your continued testing efforts, we wouldn’t have the necessary data we need in order to make changes to cards that may warrant them. This should be our last big set of balance changes; once we go live, we plan to make very few card changes, and only if they are absolutely necessary."
Blizzard has yet to reveal exactly when we can expect Hearthstone to go into open beta, though with the final patch arriving soon it seems the wait won't be for long. The open beta was originally scheduled for release around Christmas time last year, however that was delayed to add extra polish and squash some bugs.

Blizzard said it hoped these changes would "increase the variety of cards you will see at all levels of play" and confirmed that, as with previous updates to card values, it will be possible to disenchant expert cards affected by the changes at their original cost for a limited time after the patch.

For full patch notes including Blizzard's comments you can find them over here, and let us know in the comments below on what you think of the game so far, and of the newest update.

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Latest Comments
Posted 02:19pm 14/1/14
Everyone I know used theirs and this reminds me of various card games on SC2 custom maps. Anyone got a key for this game?

I got these cheeseburgers. Please man?!
Posted 03:18pm 14/1/14
Wow. Some of those cards are staples - there'll be tears before bedtime. :)
Posted 09:12pm 14/1/14
Big changes!
Posted 09:59pm 14/1/14
damn, unleash the hounds is now epic... easily 2-4+ for 2 and buffable to do double that early in the game potentially? the f*** are they thinking.

on top of their being no fixes to the buggyness of card behavior graphically? (stuff like those ghost cards on board and cards stacking over each other in your hand etc
Posted 02:00am 15/1/14
Wow. Some of those cards are staples - there'll be tears before bedtime. :)

Not really. Not with the 100% disenchant refund that will be available when the patch hits.
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