Spring Preliminary Dates Announced, Old Gods Available In Collection, HotFixes Live

May 04, 2016

Last Updated: May 04, 2016
Hearthstone is receiving a hotfix to make a few Reward cards available, Spring Preliminary dates have been announced, and Hearthhead's My Collection feature now supports Whispers of the Old Gods. Read on for the full details.

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Back to TopMay 4 HotFixes

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  • Addressed an issue in the Blackrock Mountain adventure where Moira Bronzebeard would attack minions that do not have Taunt.
  • Addressed an issue where the interaction between Mad Scientist, SI Agent, and Mirror Entity was not resolving as intended.
  • Addressed an issue where the interaction between Wild Pyromancer and Haunted Creeper’s Deathrattle were not resolving as intended.
  • The reward cards Old Murk-Eye and Captain’s Parrot can now be crafted and disenchanted and can no longer be acquired through their respective Quests.
  • Addressed an issue where Ancient Harbinger would add 10-cost spells to the hand rather than 10-cost minions.
  • Addressed an issue where Forlorn Stalker was able to buff Deathrattle weapons in the hand rather than Deathrattle minions.
  • Addressed an issue where playing Cabal Shadow Priest while Brann Bronzebeard was in play alongside 5 other minions would destroy the stolen minion.
  • Addressed an issue where playing Forbidden Healing at 0 mana with Spell Power in play would cause it to deal damage.
  • (Mac) Addressed an issue where opening the friends list would cause a crash.
  • Back to TopOld Murk-Eye and Captain's Parrot Craftable Today

    As Blizzard explains in the post below, you can no longer obtain Old Murk-Eye and Captain's Parrot from their respective achievements and the developer had previously announced the ability to craft them as a result. That hasn't been available until a hotfix released today.
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    Well met,

    The methods in which to acquire Captain’s Parrot and Old Murk-Eye were disabled with the 5.0 patch – before the official launch of Whispers of the Old Gods. After discussing this with the team, we agree that the cutoff time for acquiring Captain’s Parrot and Old Murk-Eye was not made entirely clear.

    UPDATE: In response to recent feedback and levels of interest, we will be re-enabling the Quests to acquire Old Murk-Eye and Captain’s Parrot starting with the launch of Whispers of the Old Gods in your region. These Quests will be re-enabled until Monday, May 2nd at 08:59 CEST. We expect this to be a one-time only extension for these quests as part of our rollout of the standard and wild formats.

    If you have met the requirements to acquire Old-Murk Eye and/or Captain’s Parrot and have not yet received it once Whispers of the Old Gods goes live in your region, please re-log into Hearthstone after the expansion goes live in your region to receive your reward.

    Please note that since we’re re-enabling the quest, our Support team will no longer be assisting with this, and there is thus no need for you to submit additional Support requests regarding these cards. Thanks!

    UPDATE:The ability to craft Old Murk-Eye and Captain’s Parrot will be re-enabled via hotfix today, May 4. Thank you for your patience.

    Whispers of the Old Gods will release on the following days for each region:

    Europe: April 27
    Americas: April 26
    Asia: April 27 [u][/u]
    Edited by Zaerhinon on 04/05/2016 11:14 BST

    Back to TopOld Gods In My Collection

    Though it's been active for about a week, we wanted to take the time to formally announce the addition of Whispers of the Old Gods to your collection manager. We have a lot of improvements in store for it, but wanted to make sure that those who continuously use it are able to keep track of their ever growing collection.


    Back to TopSpring Preliminaries Running From May 20-22

    Despite issues and controversy, the Hearthstone Championship Tour must continue. Over the May 21 weekend Blizzard will host the Spring Preliminaries, giving one more competitor an automatic bye to BlizzCon.
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    Join us for the Americas Spring Preliminary!

    Innkeepers from all across the Americas have heeded the Whispers of the Old Gods and their call for more Hearthstone! From May 20–22, we’ll be inviting players from across the Americas to participate in the Hearthstone Championship Tour’s Spring Preliminary, and you can join in to cheer them on and perhaps duel with some fellow players.

    The action begins on Friday, May 20, as the winners of the Tavern Hero Qualifiers battle it out in the Spring Season Tavern Hero Tournament. The top 32 finishers will then join 128 of the Americas' top-ranked players in the Spring Preliminary on May 21 and 22 to determine who will participate in the Americas Spring Championship for a chance to qualify for the Hearthstone World Championship at BlizzCon!

    All of the venues listed below will be open to the public, so come along to watch the action unfold, have a duel or two with other fans, and enjoy some of the side events lined up for attendees.

    Back to TopVenue Locations

    Hearthstone Championship Tour Americas Spring Preliminary Event Locations

    Venue Location
    Mothership Books and Games Austin, Texas
    The Cave Gaming Center Fairfax, Virginia
    Centre de jeux l'Expédition Montreal, Quebec
    The Grid: Games and Growlers Phoenix, Arizona
    GameWorks Seattle, Washington
    eSports Arena Santa Ana, California
    Queen Elizabeth Building at Good Game Con Toronto, Ontario
    Game Grid Salt Lake City, Utah
    KU Hillel Kansas City, Kansas
    Pastimes Chicago, Illinois
    eBash Video Game Center Indianapolis, Indiana
    Microsoft Store Frisco, Texas
    The Dragon's Lair Wallingford, Connecticut
    Level Up Games and Hobbies Knoxville, Tennessee
    Duoc UC, Sede San Joaquín Santiago, Chile
    Argentina Comic Con Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Digital Life Las Rosas Guadalajara, Mexico
    x5 Arena São Paulo, Brazil
    Atek San Jose, Costa Rica
    Centro Cultural Comfandi Nelson Garcés Vernaza Cali, Colombia
    Nyan Coffee Quito, Ecuador
    Paradiso Cine Bar Brasília, Brazil

    Back to TopLivestream Details

    Unable to attend in person? No problem! The event will be livestreamed on the official Hearthstone Twitch channel in English. Streams will also be available in several other languages—we’ll update you with additional details as we approach the event.

    Saturday, May 21 – Spring Preliminary Day 1 – 10 a.m. PDT

    Sunday, May 22 – Spring Preliminary Day 2 – 10 a.m. PDT

    Casters: Dan 'Frodan' Chou, Brian KiblerTJ 'Azumo' SandersSimon 'Sottle' WelchAlexander 'Raven' Baguley, Janne 'Savjz' MikkonenRobert 'hx9' Bacas

    Good luck to all of the competitors, and we hope to see you at one of the events or in our stream!