Our latest Hearthstone patch is here! Check out the details on the new Ranked Play system below, along with the full patch notes. All players first stepping foot into the revamped Ranked Play mode will start at Rank Angry Chicken.
Blizzard has released a new video in Hearthstone's Designer Insights series, in which senior game designer Ben Brode talks about the thinking behind the creation and ongoing curation of the game's Basic set of cards. It provides a number of insights into how the team consider future card design, and the principles of power-creep in the game. When new players first begin playing Hearthstone, they slowly unlock new cards from Hearthstone's Basic set as they play through tutorial sections and matches against live opponents.
Update: Blizzard addressed these issues in a new statement concerning an upcoming ranked play update. More on that here. If you've ever played an online game, you've probably complained about the matchmaking.
The start of the March ranked play season in Hearthstone has been eventful to say the least. With ranked play down for two days, followed by hundreds or thousands of players starting at one win away from legend rank, there have been severe concerns as to how legend ranks will work out in the new season, as it is a crucial part of gaining HCT points for competitive players. Players have attempted to analyze the situation, and some advice that has went viral is that you should not play the game at all once you reach legend, because matchmaking does not work properly.