The latest Hearthstone patch has hit! Included in it are a bunch of seasonal card backs, confirmation of a Winter Veil event, references to upcoming Tavern Brawls, a slew of awesome art, some changes to card text for consistency, and some new uncollectible cards!

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Winter Veil Event

Though you'll see references to it throughout the notes here, Blizzard is giving Hearthstone it's own Winter's Veil event! Included is a wintry theme on most existing boards and much more!

Special Tavern Brawl

Gift Exchange - Great Father is dropping crates on the battlefield! Get a gift each time you smash your opponent's crate... or your own!

Winter Veil Wreath - Feast of Winter Veil Tavern Brawl

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Stolen Winter's Veil Gift
  • Card Text: "Find Discover a random Treasure.Treasure. Its cost is reduced."
Winter's Veil Gift
  • Card Text: "Deathrattle Deathrattle: Give attacking current player a Treasure.Stolen Gift."

Winter Veil Game Boards

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Special Emotes!



New Card Backs

  • Love Is in the Air - January 2016
  • Thunder Bluff - December 2015
  • Thrall - February 2016
  • Winter Veil Wreath - Feast of Winter Veil Tavern Brawl
  • Added GLUE_TAVERN_BRAWL_REWARD_DESC_CARDBACK: "Win this card back for your first victory this week!"
  • Added GLUE_TAVERN_BRAWL_REWARD_DESC_FINISH_CARDBACK: "Win this card back for completing your first Brawl this week!"
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New Tavern Brawl References

  • Gift Exchange - Great Father is dropping crates on the battlefield! Get a gift each time you smash your opponent's crate... or your own!
  • 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!
  • TB_BlingBrawl_Hero1, TB_BlingBrawl_Hero1p, TB_BlingBrawl_Weapon
  • TB_CoOp_Mechazod_V2
  • TB_GiftExchange_Snowball, TB_GiftExchange_Treasure, TB_GiftExchange_Treasure_Spell
  • TB_MechWar_Boss2_HeroPower
  • TB_PickYourFate_1, TB_PickYourFate_10, TB_PickYourFate_11, TB_PickYourFate_11b, TB_PickYourFate_11rand, TB_PickYourFate_12, TB_PickYourFate_2, TB_PickYourFate_3, TB_PickYourFate_4, TB_PickYourFate_5, TB_PickYourFate_6, TB_PickYourFate_6_2nd, TB_PickYourFate_7, TB_PickYourFate_7_2nd, TB_PickYourFate_8, TB_PickYourFate_8rand, TB_PickYourFate_9
  • TP_Bling_HP2
  • Added TB_GIFTEXCHANGE_GIFTSPAWNED: "If your side has no crate, then one's delivered."
  • Added TB_GIFTEXCHANGE_GIFTSTOLEN: "You got a gift! What could it be..."
  • Added TB_GIFTEXCHANGE_START: "Happy Winter's Veil! Grab those gifts!"
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_BUILDAROUND_FIRSTFATE: "Chosen fates affect both players!"
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_BUILDAROUND_NEWFATE: "Remember, this bonus is only for you."
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_BUILDAROUND_OPPONENTFATE: "Remember, this bonus is only for your opponent."
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_BUILDAROUND_OPPONENT_FIRSTFATE: "Your opponent's fate affects you as well!"
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_RANDOM_FIRSTFATE: "Chosen fates affect both players!"
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_RANDOM_NEWFATE: "You need a new fate!"
  • Added TB_PICKYOURFATE_RANDOM_OPPONENTFATE: "Your opponent needs a new fate!"


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Blizzard

Hearthstone Patch Notes - 4.1.0.10956

General

  • Special Winter Veil effects have been added to celebrate the holidays starting December 9th!
  • Savage Roar is now much less savage to the ears.
  • League of Explorers game boards have been added to the rotation in Arena and Play modes.
  • The following card backs have been added:
  • Winter Veil Wreath - Acquired by celebrating Winter Veil in Hearthstone.
  • Shaman Thrall - Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of December 2015.
  • Love Is In The Air- Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of January 2016.
  • Tauren Thunderbluff- Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of February 2016.
  • Resolved an issue where playing Unearthed Raptor caused the client to freeze.
  • [Mobile] Addressed an issue where Ranked Play stars were not properly displayed after ending a game.
  • [Mobile] Addressed an issue where opponent's Battletags were an incorrect font size.
  • [iOS] Crafting legendary minions will no longer cause the game to crash.
  • [iOS] Leaving the Arena rewards screen will no longer cause the game to crash.
  • Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay.
  • Various audio, graphical, and UI issues have been resolved.

Card Changes

Fan of Knives
  • HowToGetThisGoldCard: "Unlocked at Level 29.28."
Some cards have been updated to be consistent with their interactions.

Sword of Justice
  • Card Text: "Whenever After you summon a minion, give it +1/+1 and this loses 1 Durability."
Djinni of Zephyrs
  • Card Text: "Whenever After you cast a spell on another friendly minion, cast a copy of it on this one.
Ship's Cannon
  • Card Text: "Whenever After you summon a Pirate, deal 2 damage to a random enemy."

New Cards, Hero Powers, etc

Valeera Sanguinar
  • New Card
Battlecry Bonus
  • Name: "Fate 10Battlecry Bonus"
  • Card Text: "Your Battlecry minions get +1/+1have +1/+1."
Boom Bot Jr.
  • Card Text: "Hero PowerDeal 1 2 damage to 2 random randomly split among all enemies."
Deathrattle Bonus
  • Name: "Fate 9Deathrattle Bonus"
  • Card Text: "Your Deathrattle minions get +1/+1have +1/+1."
Dire Fate: Card
  • Name: "Fate 4Dire Fate: Card"
  • Card Text: "All minions get +1 Attack.When a minion dies, its owner draws a card."
Dire Fate: Manaburst
  • New Card
Dire Fate: Murlocs
  • New Card
Dire Fate: Taunt and Charge
  • Name: "Fate 1Dire Fate: Taunt and Charge"
Dire Fate: Unstable Portals
  • New Card
Dire Fate: Windfury
  • Name: "Fate 3Dire Fate: Windfury"
Fate: Armor
  • New Card
Fate: Bananas
  • Name: "Fate 2Fate: Bananas"
Fate: Coin
  • Name: "Fate 7Fate: Coin"
Fate: Confusion
  • New Card
Fate: Portals
  • Name: "Fate 6Fate: Portals"
  • Card Text: "Shuffle 10 Unstable Portals into your each player's deck."
Fate: Spells
  • Name: "Fate 5Fate: Spells"
Hardpacked Snowballs
  • New Card
Murloc Bonus
  • New Card
Murlocs
  • Name: "Fate 11Murlocs"
  • Card Text: "Each turn, you get player gets a 1/1 MurlocMurloc at the end of their turn."
Spell Bonus
  • Name: "Fate 8Spell Bonus"
  • Card Text: "Whenever you play a spell is played, its caster gains spell, gain 3 armor."
Stolen Winter's Veil Gift
  • Card Text: "Find Discover a random Treasure.Treasure. Its cost is reduced."
Winter's Veil Gift
  • Card Text: "Deathrattle Deathrattle: Give attacking current player a Treasure.Stolen Gift."