Hearthstone: Update 24.4 Brings Back a Hero to Battlegrounds as Mercenaries Gets New Ones

Look who's back.
Look who's back. Blizzard

A new update is now live in Hearthstone, which should bring a smile to those who like Battlegrounds. That's because Patch 24.4 brings back none other than Sylvanas Windrunner. She's going to be available in all lobbies for two weeks.

Players should also look forward to the new cosmetic - the Legendary Battlegrounds Boards. They have six different visuals, which are:

  • During the recruit phase.
  • During the combat phase.
  • Special modifiers when in the Top 4.
  • When on a win streak.
  • When at low health.
  • When landing a big hit.

If you're excited as we are, there's a bit of a wait since the new Murloc Hideaway Legendary Battlegrounds Board comes out on October 11.

A Bunch of Mercenaries

While Battlegrounds saw the return of one hero, Mercenaries got a bunch of new ones. We mean a lot, and they are:

  • Murloc Holmes (Legendary Protector)
  • Ysera (Legendary Fighter)
  • Bwonsamdi (Epic Fighter)
  • Korrak the Bloodrager (Legendary Caster)
  • Archimonde (Epic Caster)
  • Prince Malchezaar (Rare Protector)
  • Neeru Fireblade (Rare Caster)
  • Nemsy Necrofizzle (Rare Caster)
  • Garona Halforcen (Rare Fighter)
  • Khadgar (Epic Caster)
  • Archmage Khadgar (Transformed Form)
  • Medivh (Legendary Protector)
  • Tess Greymane (Rare Protector)
  • Genn Greymane (Epic Protector)
  • Genn Greymane (Worgen Form) (Fighter)
  • Aranna Starseeker (Rare Caster)

Mercs Updates

This new patch also updates some of the existing mercs to incorporate the new Charge mechanic. In particular, these mercenaries now have "Charge" as part of their ability instead of Rush. They are:

  • N’Zoth
  • Zar’jira, the Sea Witch
  • C’Thun
  • Warmaster Voone
  • King Krush
  • Old Murk-Eye

New Mini-Set

There's also a new mini-set now available that adds 35 new cards. You can get them in Murder at Castle Nathria packs or as a complete 66-card Mini-Set. The Normal version is available in-game for 1,500 Runestones or 2,000 Gold. The All-Golden version can be purchased for $69.99 or 7,000 Runestones.

Check out the complete details of Patch 24.4 here. Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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