Hearthstone Maintenance Tomorrow, iPad Issues Addressed, Arena Card Distribution Hotfix

Jan 05, 2016

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2016
Tomorrow is Tavern Brawl day! And considering we've had back-to-back weeks of repeat brawls, it's no surprise that Blizzard has announced maintenance for tomorrow morning. This is usually required prior to any new brawls that push the limits of what's been done so far and we've had multiple references to new brawls waiting since early December.

This includes:
  • Battle of the Builds - What's better? Battlecry, Deathrattle, Spells, or Murlocs? Make a deck, pick a side, and let's find out!
  • Deal Your Fate - The Tavern Keeper foretells a fateful brawl! You and your opponent discover random fates that affect you both!
  • Blingtron's Beauteous Brawl - Blingtron is ready to rumble! He changes your hero power to "Get a random weapon." AND he gives you random weapons!
For more information on those brawls including chalkboard images, click the above link.
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We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 09:00 (PST) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 10:00 (PST). During this time the game will be unavailable for play. Please follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter for further updates.
Note that the downtime will cause tomorrow's Tavern Brawl to be at least one hour late as it usually goes live at 9:00 (PST), exactly when the service is planned to go down.

iPad Issues Addressed

In addition, if you're having issues playing Hearthstone on your iPad, Blizzard has said you should play with a specific side of the tablet upwards to keep the crash from occurring.
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We are currently aware of a bug that causes a crash at launch on iPads on iOS 9+. This only occurs when the iPad home button is oriented on the left hand side of the screen. You should have no issues if you flip the device so that the home button is on the right hand side. Strange bug, I know, we're working to resolve it soon.

Arena Card Distribution Hotfix

Late on Tuesday night, a hotfix was applied to the Arena mode to fix how often a League of Explorer card appeared.
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We’ve hotfixed the proportion of League of Explorers cards that appear while building an Arena deck.

Previously, some League of Explorers cards were scarce, while others appeared much too frequently.

League of Explorers cards should now correctly appear about 50% more often in Arenas than other sets.