The latest Hearthstone patch is a whopping 1.6 GB and includes a new Shaman Hero, Morgl the Oracle, and a Recruit a Friend system!

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New Hero + Recruit a Friend

A new Shaman hero, Morgl the Oracle, can be earned by referring a friend and having them reach level 20! Plus your friend gets a free pack just for accepting your invitation! Here he is in World of Warcraft: Morgl the Oracle !

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The strings read, "You will be granted the Shaman hero 'Morgl the Oracle' when recruits achieve a total of 20 levels across all classes. If they've already reached level 20, they can't be recruited. The next four recruits that reach level 20 will each earn you a Classic card pack. More info is available on our website."

Official Patch Notes

Key points include an update to how golden Priest, Rogue, and Neutral cards are differentiated!

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Hearthstone Update – July 12, 2016

In this update Recruit A Friend has come to Hearthstone! Recruit a pal and you’ll convince Morgl the Oracle, the wise Murloc Shaman, to join your roster of Heroes. We also added a new card back, made a few visual improvements, and fixed some bugs!

Read on for the details!


  • Recruit A Friend is here!
    • Invite friends to play Hearthstone and gain cool rewards!
      • Pick up the new Shaman hero, Morgl The Oracle, when your first recruit achieves 20 combined levels across all classes.
      • Earn free Classic card packs for up to four more recruits!
      • ALL your recruits can earn a free Classic pack! 

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  • New icons make it easier for spectators to figure out which game mode you are playing.
  • Golden Priest, Rogue, and Neutral cards are now easier to tell apart.
  • Golden Hero Powers are now displayed correctly in the Arena.
  • Tinyfin Beach – Get this card back by achieving Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of July.

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  • Silithid Swarmer is now a Beast.
  • Khadgar’s portrait now has a drop shadow.
  • The Collection Manager now more accurately displays new cards.
  • The experience bar will no longer fill up after winning a game at max level.
  • Wild card rarity now displays properly when viewing flavor text.
  • Golden C’Thun’s buff animation is now gold, gold, GOLD!
  • Players should no longer appear as UNKNOWN after reconnecting.
  • [iOS] Hearthstone will no longer crash when the device is in a certain orientation when the game is launched.
  • [Android] Taking Fatigue damage after running out of cards will no longer result in a crash on Samsung Galaxy S7 devices using Snapdragon CPUs.
  • [Mobile] Fixed an issue that could prevent interaction with Heroes and Hero Powers on mobile devices.
  • [Mobile] You should no longer crash when clicking on the Social button to bring up the friends list on phones.
  • Fixed some audio, graphical, and UI issues.

New Quests/Achievements!

Play a Friend!
Play a Friend! - Worth 80 gold!
Morgl the Oracle internal tracking achievement
Morgl the Oracle!
Recruits!
Recruits!
Recruits!
Recruits!
New Recruit!

New Golden Animations & Play Effects

Innervate and Nourish got all new golden animations and play effects! Voidwalker too received an update, but it was only for the former, but hey, now it's new and shiny!

New Co-op Tavern Brawl

Looks like Nefarian is back to battle once again! He has 200 health and can't be targeted by spells, you'll have to work together once again to take him down!

Added VO_COOP03_01: "I am the master here!"
Added VO_COOP03_02: "No... NO! I will destroy you!"
Added VO_COOP03_03: "Mortal minds... So easily manipulated...."
Added VO_COOP03_04: "I have tried to be an accomodating host, but you simply WILL NOT DIE!"
Added VO_COOP03_05: "Time to throw all pretense aside, and just KILL YOU!"
Added VO_COOP03_06: "PRIEST! The light serves ME now!"
Added VO_COOP03_07: "SHAMAN! The elements obey ME now!"
Added VO_COOP03_08: "Hahahahaha... Behold! The true power of Nefarian!"
Added VO_COOP03_09: "Heheheheheh... You made it to the glorious finale!"

We've also gotten some new chalkboards! Any guesses as to what they are?

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New Tavern Brawl Cards

Nefarian Co-op Brawl

Cleave - Deal 4 damage to a minion and its owner.
Cleave - Deal 7 damage to a minion and its owner.
Don't Push Me! - He's getting angry....
Dragonscale Warrior - Whenever any player targets this minion with a spell, that player draws a card.
Explosive Rune - Summon an 'Explosive Rune.'
Explosive Rune - At the start of your turn, this explodes, dealing 9 damage to your hero.
Explosive Runes - Summon two 'Explosive Runes.'
Flame Missiles - Deal 5 damage randomly split among all other characters.
Flame Missiles - Deal 10 damage randomly split among all other characters.
Freewheeling Skulker - At the end of your turn, switch sides.
Glorious Finale - The true battle begins....
Immolate - Deal 4 damage to each hero.
Immolate - Deal 7 damage to each hero.
Intrepid Dragonstalker - Whenever ANY player plays a card, gain +1/+1.
Level Up! - Level up all the spells in your hand and deck.
Main Tank - Battlecry: Give all other minions +2/+2, except the Boss.
Raid Healer - Whenever your hero is healed, also heal your teammate for that much.
Alms of Light - Restore 8 Health to each hero.
Secrets of Shadow - Each player draws 2 cards.
Shadow or Light? - Choose One - Each player draws 2 cards; or Restore 8 Health to each hero.
Twisted Light - Restore 30 health to Nefarian. Deal 30 damage to all other minions.
Elemental Eruption - Deal 4-6 damage to all other minions.

Stormwind

Shieldsman

Bling Brawl

Foam Sword

Notable updates include:

Staff, First Piece
  • Card Text: "Add a random minion that costs (5) or less rare card to your handhand. It costs (2) less."
Staff, Two Pieces
  • Card Text: "Add a random minion epic card to your hand. It costs (2) (3) less."
Swordsman
  • Card Text: "Battlecry: Add Gain Attack and Health equal to Stormwind's Attack to this minion's Attack and Health.Attack"
Uncover Staff Piece
  • Cost: 2 (was 3)
Cash In
  • Rarity: "6Free"

Misc

You will be able to complete quests during an event called Friend Week. Don't worry though, Blizzard is putting measures into place so people can't just farm gold and rewards.
  • GLUE_QUEST_NOTIFICATION_CAPTION_FRIEND_WEEK: "You can complete quests while challenging a friend this week."
  • GLOBAL_FRIENDLYCHALLENGE_QUEST_REWARD_AT_LIMIT: "You reached the daily limit for Friend Challenge quest rewards."
  • GLOBAL_FRIENDLYCHALLENGE_REWARD_CONCEDED_YOURSELF: "You left the game too early to earn rewards."
  • GLOBAL_FRIENDLYCHALLENGE_REWARD_CONCEDED_YOUR_OPPONENT: "Your opponent left the game too early for you to earn rewards."
  • GLOBAL_GOLD_REWARD_SHORT_GAME_BY_TIME: "Your game did not meet the time requirement to earn gold."