Hearthstone Patch 4.0.0 Notes

The League of Explorers Patch Notes have gone live!
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Hearthstone Patch 4.0.0.10833 - The League of Explorers

Prepare for adventure! In this Hearthstone patch we light a torch and blaze a trail for Hearthstone’s latest Adventure: The League of Explorers! This patch also introduces several new card backs and fixes some bugs.

Read on for details!


General

  • Adventure awaits!  Grab your hat and join the League of Explorers to reclaim an ancient artifact of immense power! This all-new adventure will be available on November 12th or 13th depending on your region and includes:
    • An expedition through four exotic wings, with 45 all-new Hearthstone cards for your collection.
    • Two brand new game boards to explore with a treasure trove of click-ables to discover.
    • The new Discover keyword. Choose from one of three cards to place in your hand when you play a card with the Discover keyword on it.
  • The following card backs have been added:
    • Explorer’s Map – Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of November.

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  • Staff of Origination – Acquired by defeating every wing of The League of Explorers in Heroic mode.

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  • Blizzard 2015 – Acquired by attending BlizzCon 2015 or purchasing the BlizzCon 2015 Virtual Ticket.

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  • Legacy of the Void – Acquired by purchasing the Digital Deluxe or Collector’s Edition of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

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  • Resolved an issue where various traps could trigger when your board or hand are full.
  • Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay.
  • Various audio, graphical, and UI issues have been resolved.

League of Explorers Purchase Issue

With today's patch, the League of Explorers adventure became available for purchase, but only for cash. Most took this as a way of preordering, but apparently this wasn't intended. Buying the expansion unlocks Explorer's Hat and Forgotten Torch immediately and therefore an issue arose where players who chose to shell out real money were given an advantage over those who wanted to wait and pay gold.

As a result, Community Manager Aratil issued this statement on the forums:
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We’ve identified an issue that allowed players to purchase The League of Explorers earlier than intended. The Adventure is now correctly no longer available for purchase.

If you were among those who made the purchase, you’ll gain access to the first wing of The League of Explorers when it is released in your region later this week.

We recognize that this may not have been what you anticipated when you made your purchase, so if you would prefer to receive a refund for your purchase, you can contact our Customer Support team and they will lend a hand as soon as possible.

We apologize for any confusion that this issue might have caused, and we appreciate your understanding.
Users are confirming that they still have access to Explorer's Hat and Forgotten Torch, but we've reached out to Blizzard to confirm as to whether this will remain the case.

UPDATE: Blizzard has removed the cards from collections.
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We are in the process of temporarily removing Forgotten Torch and Explorer’s Hat from accounts that purchased The League of Explorers early. If you are an affected player, the Forgotten Torch and Explorer’s Hat will be returned to your collection when The League of Explorers is officially released in your region later this week.
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Gold Not Displaying

No you're not alone. On launch there's currently a bug that prevents your Gold from displaying. We've found that you can fix this by opening your Collection and backing out again.
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Thanks for the reports on this, we see it too and have logged it on our side.