Today's Hearthstone patch gives us a preview of Thursday's Un'Goro release.

Journey to Un'Goro is just a few days away and Blizzard has just pushed the entire set into the Hearthstone client to await activation in just two days time. Today, we'll be updating this post with all of the new information we can find including all of the new cards, any card changes, references to new Tavern Brawls, quests, and more. Given enough time we hope to also push all of the new card sounds and golden card art, record some video previews, and share any other information we can find with you.

  • Journey to Un'Goro cards can now be viewed in the Collection Manager.

    • Make sure you have Crafting Mode on!

  • Choose Your Champion rewards for HCT Winter Championship have been distributed.

  • Druid of the Claw's card text has finally been changed!

 

Note: Datamining continues, however, our lead developer is currently in Thailand and it is 3 AM there. He's going to get some rest for now, but we'll have card art, golden animations, and sounds up later today.

Golden Cards

The complete Journey to Un'Goro set is now available in our database and deckbuilder including golden cards!

Notable Flavor Text

Un'Goro flavor text contains references to Pokemon, Drake, Captain Planet, Taylor Swift, Reddit, and more!

Tyrantus - Millennia of evolutionary pressures turned his species into the Faerie Dragons we know today.

The Marsh Queen - Question: What's scarier, one giant angry dinosaur or 15 smaller vicious ones? Answer: AHHHHHHH THEY FOUND ME.

Dinosize - Comes with fries and a drink.

Biteweed - AKA Edwin VanLeaf

Vilespine Slayer - 'Cause slayers gonna slay, slay, slay, slay, slay.

Kalimos, Primal Lord - All that's missing is a little heart.

Cluthmother Zavas - A bit of a snob: still refuses to drive anything with automatic transmission.

Chittering Tunneler - Ear to the ground, he carefully interpreted the chittering noises: "You wanna cast a spell? I wanna cast a spell!"

Tar Lurker - Hi, Tar here. Long time lurking, first time taunting...

Thunder Lizard - What? THUNDER LIZARD is adapting!

Primordial Drake - Before he became a rap artist.

Card Consistency Changes

Four cards received a few changes to be more consistent.

Edwin VanCleef

Before : Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each card played earlier this turn. 

After : Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card you've played this turn.

 

Druid of the Claw

Before : Choose One - Charge; or +2 Health and Taunt. 

After : Choose One - Transform into a 4/4 with Charge; or a 4/6 with Taunt.

 

Druid of the Saber

Before : Choose One - Transform to gain Charge; or +1/+1 and Stealth. 

After : Choose One - Transform into a 2/1 with Charge; or a 3/2 with Stealth.

 

Unearthed Raptor

Before : Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its Deathrattle effect. 

After : Battlecry: Choose a friendly minion. Gain a copy of its Deathrattle.

100th Tavern Brawl

The 100th Tavern Brawl isn't far away and the latest patch seems to indicate that there will be a variety of brawls available!

Related Cards: Bananas on Death, Valeera's Bag Enchant

NEW TB_100TH_CLONEBALL_YOU : You are playing the brawl Cloneball!, which debuted as the 52nd brawl on June 8th, 2

NEW TB_100TH_RAVENIDOL_OPP : Your opponent is playing the brawl Idols of Azeroth, which debuted as the 45th brawl on April 20th, 2016. 

NEW TB_100TH_PARTYPORTAL_YOU : You are playing the brawl Party Portals!, which debuted as the 64th brawl on August 31st, 2016.

NEW TB_100TH_SHIFTER_YOU : You are playing the brawl ShiftCon, which debuted as the 55th brawl on June 29th, 2016. 

NEW TB_100TH_YOGG_YOU : You are playing the brawl Servant of Yogg-Saron Tryouts, which debuted as the 57th brawl on July 13th, 2016.

NEW TB_100TH_RAVENIDOL_YOU : You are playing the brawl Idols of Azeroth, which debuted as the 45th brawl on April 20th, 2016. 

NEW TB_100TH_SPELLBAG_OPP : Your opponent is playing the brawl Valeera's Bag of Burgled Spells, which debuted as the 76th brawl on November 23rd, 2016.

NEW TB_100TH_RANDOMONIUM_YOU : You are playing the brawl Randomonium, which debuted as the 18th brawl on October 14th, 2015.

NEW TB_100TH_BANANA_YOU : You are playing the brawl Banana Brawl!, which debuted as the 2nd brawl on June 24st, 2015. 

NEW TB_100TH_BANANA_OPP : Your opponent is playing the brawl Banana Brawl!, which debuted as the 2nd brawl on June 24st, 2015. 

NEW TB_100TH_PORTALS_OPP : Your opponent is playing the brawl Too Many Portals!, which debuted as the 7th brawl on July 29th, 2015. 

New References

We don't want to be too quick to jump to conclusions, but the latest patch has a lot of additions.

GLOBAL_RACE: Undead, Tauren, Totem, Nerubian, Draenei, Gnome, Orc, Dwarf, Night Elf, Human, Blood Elf, Troll, Scourge, Goblin, Worgen, Ogre

 

Nadia, Mankrik's Wife is now in the game! This is for a Tavern Brawl referred to as MnkWf01. The legendary minion has the following: 

Stealth Deathrattle: Complete your Quest.

Congratulations on earning this super good card! We can't believe you solved the mystery! Enjoy dominating the ladder!

 

Matt WybleMatt PlacePeter Whalen, and many others now have their own cards in the Hearthstone credits.

New Card Backs

 

Patch Notes

Hearthstone Update – April 4 

This Hearthstone update puts the final touches in place for the Year of the Mammoth and the launch of Hearthstone’s latest expansion, Journey to Un’Goro! We’re also adding a new Rogue Hero, paving the way for Fireside Gathering improvements, and fixing a few bugs. 

Read on to learn more! 

  • The Journey to Un’Goro takes brave explorers on an expedition to a primordial land packed with wonders. . . and danger! It introduces 135 all-new cards—including crackling elementals, gigantic dinosaurs, and a new card type: Quests!

  • This update completes preparations for the Year of the Mammoth. The new Hearthstone year begins once Journey to Un’Goro goes live!

  • Maiev Shadowsong, a new Rogue Hero, has emerged from the shadows! Win 10 Standard Ranked or Casual mode games after Journey to Un’Goro launches to add her to your collection.

  • This update adds functionality to support the upcoming Fireside Gatherings Tavern closed beta test.

    • Participation in the closed beta test will be limited to select Fireside Gatherings initially, but we’ll be expanding Taverns to everyone once this phase of testing is complete!

    • Taverns UI elements may be present, but non-functional, for some players while this test is under way.

  • A new tooltip displays the number of cards in your hand.

  • Improved consistency of some card text.

  • [Android] You can now download Hearthstone data directly to an SD card during initial installation.

  • Bug Fixes

    • Jade Spirit will now correctly appear in searches using the term “Jade Golem”.

    • When Herald Volazj copies a silenced minion, the copies it creates will now correctly also be silenced.

    • Resolved an issue that would make it impossible to cast a spell that costs Health to kill your Hero, even while immune.

    • Resolved an issue that would cause casting a 0 mana cost Jade Blossom to still sometimes consume mana.

    • Nozdormu’s sandstorm visual will no longer persist if he is returned to a player’s hand.

    • Resolved several minor UI and graphics issue

Un'Goro Board Preview

Can't wait to play on the new Journey to Un'Goro game board? No problem.

Rogue Hero Skin

Maiev Shadowsong, the new Rogue hero skin is now in the client and will be available after the Un'Goro launch!

TGT Removed

The Grand Tournament has officially been retired from the Hearthstone store. So too has Blackrock Mountain and League of Explorers.

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame set has been created.

New Deck Recipes

Each of Hearthstone's nine classes have received a new Un'Goro themed deck recipe.